Monthly Archives: January 2012

Breakdown: Workrite’s FR Basics

FR clothing is designed to protect workers from arc flash and flash fire, two hazards that can cause serious injury or death. In an arc flash, the amount of energy released is “quite significant,” with temperatures reaching between 10,000 and 20,000 degrees Fahrenheit, explains Dan Bowen, technical marketing specialist for DuPont Personal Protection.

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New Year, New Deal, New Sportex Safety

Here’s a deal we sent out to everyone via email, and we wanted to share it with everyone that we dont happen to have an email for as well.  There are tons of opportunities like this through our Sportex Rewards program as well, if you’re interested in checking it out, you can get more information or sign up here.  We hope to have a great 2012 and wish you all safe practices.

January 2012 Deal

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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Sportex 2012 Product Demo Meeting

Sportex had one of our awesome vendors come down and pack up the show room in order to show off a few new products that we look forward to bringing on board.  Part of our guarantee to offer the latest & greatest in 2012 to you, our value customers and friends.  Of course we all indulged in some coffee and treats during the product introductions and showcase.  There are some exciting products to look out for, including items from our heavy hitters like Nike & Ogio.  Check out the pictures, we all enjoy these meetings and the chance to get excited over the great new products that we get to offer everyone.  As always quality is key.

New Button Ups

Heather and Becky helping out Susan with a new button up.

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See Us @ NRC 2012 In San Diego January 4-7!

NRC Conference 2012Sportex Safety will be at The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Conference 2012 in San Diego.  The  event will be held at Hotel Del Coronado from January 4th to the 7th.

Swing by and meet up with Sportex Safety’s Larry Deutsch, Bill Kaverman, Becky Hemauer & Debbie Fink at booth #6 in the Crown Room.

There you will be able to see some of the products & services that we offer and talk to us about whatever is on your mind.  Help keep us busy, Loitering encouraged!

We urge anyone of you to stop by for a friendly hello, its always great to meet new people, old friends, and get the chance to put a face with a name.  Hope to see you there!

Hotel Del Coronado

the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA