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“This is Sparta!!!”

Just another great letter from a fun project:

“Woodbridge Energy Center, a combined cycle power plant project located outside of New York City, held a team building event to concur the Tuxedo Ridge Spartan Sprint Race consisting of 4.7 miles of torturous trails and 22 obstacles. Crawling through miles of mud and barbed-wire – we can attest that the printed logo’s designed and provided by Sportex weren’t wearing off anytime soon. Thanks again Sportex!”

Spartan Race 2015

Spartan Race 2015

Spartan Race 2015

Spartan Race 2015

Spartan Race 2015

Spartan Race 2015




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

Portsmouth Memorial Bridge Project: Archer Western

The Memorial Bridge which connects New Hampshire and Maine has a long standing history. Currently a project is underway on the old bridge and the center section of it was “floated” out on February 8th. Archer Western Contractors took on the project and below is a rather cool time lapse video of the first stage. For more information on the project visit here.

Bragging Rights: Kaltech International

Bragging Rights is a running article featuring companies that we’ve had the privilege to work with.  This gives us the chance to praise our business relationships for those that really do outstanding things around the world without jeopardizing safety.

In this edition of Bragging Rights, we would like to take a look at Kaltech International:

“Kaltech International is a Mill Relining Specialist company that originated in Australia before the turn of the century. Specializing in the relining of mills, mill reliner training, original liner installation, liner design and platform design consultation. Kaltech now has 7 locations in 5 countries including Australia, Mongolia & New Zealand, and has in excess of 80 trained mill reliners. Safety is the cornerstone of the Kaltech mission statement and our safety record is second to none in the industry.” – Kaltech International

Below are a group of photos taken from a few different Reline Projects in Arizona & Nevada.  The Mission South project included the replacement or removal of 144 pieces of these giant liners weighing in around 1k lbs each.  All done within an astounding 62 hours with not a single safety incident.  Even more, The Round Mountain Project involved 216 Liners changed in a period of only 50 hours.  A rather amazing feat that we would like to congratulate Kaltech on.  So when you need the job done quick fast and in a hurry, you know where to go for safety and efficiency.  So head on over to Kaltech’s Site to check these guys out!

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Readers’ Choice: Most Popular ENR Stories of 2011

ENR readers kept many conversations alive this year—including and about types of innovation on major construction projects around the globe, a big iron playground in Vegas, tech trends on jobsites, trouble with BIM and viewpoints that struck more than a few nerves.

Some of the most-popular stories were usually the ones that inspired the most comments by readers, sometimes critical, sometimes praise-filled. As the industry reviews the highlights of 2011 and looks forward to a new year, ENR Editors present this round-up of some of the most-popular stories of the year on

See them all here

McGraw Hill

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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Job Well Done Austin Bridge & Road!

Austin Bridge & Road Team

Some of the guys wearing their Sportex Safety Vests with a custom banner.

Austin Bridge & Road was recently selected (as shown in a recent post) for one of the Best Projects in the Southwest 2011.  They were awarded for their work on the first phase of the Loop 303, Happy Valley to Lake Pleasant Parkway.  We would like to congratulate them on all the hard work and say that everyone here at Sportex Safety is rooting for you on the ENR finalist selections.  Thanks for the support!