As 2016 draws to a close, let us reflect on our achievements and all that lies ahead.
Early this year, we exhibited at the 2016 Team Summit Expo organized by DISH. Levelok Safety Products were front and center, with our ladder leveling system showcased on all of Dish’s ladders, right on top of the DISH van, as an integral part of their standardized equipment. It was an excellent show this year in Washington, D.C., with a huge turnout and higher than average interest in safety solutions. Levelok Equipment continues to be the #1 choice among satellite, cable and telecom industries.
Then, we had the absolute privilege to announce that Menards Home Stores are now an official carrier of Levelok safety equipment! The Keylok Quick Connect can now be purchased at any of the 300 plus stores across the United States or online at www.menards.com. Menards is a family-owned home improvement store established in 1958. They are remembered for their slogan “Save BIG Money” but quality is not something they forsake. Levelok continues to increase their footprint of dealers and distributors worldwide, leading the ladder safety industry, and is now included among Menards quality products.
In the Fall, we were exhibiting at NW SolarFest in Seattle, Washington. The theme this year was Think Globally, Act Locally. The Shoreline Solar Project is behind the expo which has the mission to “build a better future through sustainability, renewable energy, and common sense solutions.”
Then, we were at the National Safety Council (NSC) expo in Anaheim, California. We had a great time meeting new people and sharing the latest in ladder safety innovation.
And, finally, the biggest news of our year was the KeyLok Ladder Leveling System passing the tough new ANSI ladder accessory requirements for step ladders. We had completed extensive ANSI load testing of the KeyLok, Quick Connect Leveling System on a variety of industrial grade fiberglass Step Ladders, up to a Type 1AA, 375 pound duty rating. The results were 100% successful. This type of accessory implementation is new to the industry, thanks to the recent publication of ANSI A14.8 Safety Requirements for Ladder Accessories, which were crafted to help provide safe solutions for companies and individuals using portable ladders on a regular basis. It is the first-ever set of Safety Standards for Ladder Accessories in North America.
Well, as you can see, it’s been quite a year, and we are very proud of all that has happened. Thank you to all of you who have helped make it happen. Here’s to a bright, beautiful and safe 2017!