Category Archives: BNSF

Join Us In Indianapolis For ASLRRA 2012

We will be attending the ASLRRA 2012 Annual Convention in Indianapolis Indiana. The show will be held April 21-24, at the amazing J.W. Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.  There will be a ton of great sessions and activities from Tech. Conferences to Golf outings, and its location in downtown indianapolis gives newcomers a great opportunity to see some great attractions and experience its rich nightlife.  Some key members of the Sportex Team will be there, including Larry Deutsch, William Kaverman, Becky Hemauer, Debbie Fink & Tony Peterson.  Stop by booth 919 to get a glimpse of all the new things that we’ve been doing this year, from expanding our product line to great ideas on customization.  Please click on any of the above links for more information or give us a call to plan something out, we hope to see you there!

Downtown Indianapolis Indiana

Downtown Indianapolis Indiana

J.W. Marriott Downtown Indianapolis

J.W. Marriott Downtown Indianapolis

BNSF In West Franconia Arizona

Franconia is located North of Lake Havasu Arizona and East of Topock Arizona on the California/Arizona border.  The Topock Bridge is used by the Railroads to cross the Colorado River into either Arizona or California.  Thanks for the great pictures guys, and keep up the good work!

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BNSF Safe At Work!

We absolutely love receiving pictures and videos from out partners everywhere.  Its amazing to see the end result of a project, or to see a project in action.  Giving us an opportunity to put faces with names and help us feel like we’re a part of a community, building friendships from partnerships.  Especially when these products, that are creatively collaborated upon, help keep our friends and their families safe.  This knowledge really makes us proud of what we do, every day.  So we would like to thank everyone over at BNSF Railway who helped get us these outstanding pictures.  We wish you all a happy and safe holidays!

BNSF New Hires 2011

A group of BNSF New Hires getting tools orientation in Flagstaff Arizona

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Safety Vests & BNSF Workin’ on the Railroad

Safety vests worn while installing a new switch between Flagstaff and Williams Arizona keep these BNSF(Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway) workers on the job. The welder on the left (standing up with a tool in his hand) has a fire resistant vest to protect him from arc flash burns and molten slag.  What makes these safety vests unique? Sportex.

Sportex Safety Jackets, Vests, and FR Weld Jackets get the job done safely

Sportex Safety Jackets, Vests, and FR Weld Jackets get the job done safely

Sportex Safety listens to their customers.  When BSNF welder requested specific improvements we delivered.  They wanted a cooler jacket but heavier sleeves …  so now all of our welding jackets incorporate 11 Ounce Sleeves regardless of 7 Ounce, 9 Ounce or 11 Ounce body fabric.  This keeps their arms protected while allowing for a cooler overall comfort level.

Sportex Safety vests worn while installing a new switch between Flagstaff and Williams Arizona

Sportex Safety vests worn while installing a new switch between Flagstaff and Williams Arizona

Visibility is Key when working around large equipment

Visibility is Key when working around large equipment

Workers rely on the comfort, fit and breathability of our ultra cool vests.   Custom designed pocket and utility configurations are engineered into the safety apparel.   We take the most pride in our Hot Work and Electrical Arc Flash rated products as we pioneered bringing Hi Visibility – ANSI STYLE and F-1506 / 70E together into one garment for the welders, mechanics and electrical signal teams.

Feelin Good in a BNSF Sportex Safety Vest

Feelin Good in a BNSF Sportex Safety Vest

Down and dirty in a Hi Visibility hooded sweat

Down and dirty in a Hi Visibility hooded sweat

Safety vests are just a portion of the Personal Protective Apparel we supply and manufacture here in Tempe AZ.

If your work team has specific apparel requirements Sportex Safety is here to serve. Logos, branding and design work are a common part of our custom apparel services.