Checkers Partners with Pi Variables!

We are excited to announce a new partnership, with Pi Variables! Established in 2012, Pi Variables Inc. has become an industry leader in the manufacturing of high quality, remote controlled sequential lighting products for traffic safety applications. A family-owned and operated business, Pi Variables has grown into a giant within the traffic safety market, offering reliability and features unavailable from the competition. As a pioneer in sequential LED lights, Pi Variables, Inc. holds operations in the United States and sells sequential technology globally under its Pi-Lit® brand name.

Runway Run Away

Checkers urethane aviation chocksLast week, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report detailing the March 31 incident when a Malaysia Airlines A330 collided with an aerobridge at Melbourne Airport. The report found that the collision was caused by a miscommunication between the pilot and the ground crews, in which the parking brake was released after the wheel chocks had been removed.

Checkers is Rebranding!

Checkers is rebranding to feature a power brand structureAs those who have visited our website in the past few days have no doubt noticed, Checkers is rebranding! It all starts at the top of the page with our new, sleek logo and name: Checkers Safety Group. In 2015, we acquired seven different companies, all bringing different safety solutions to the marketplace, and as such, the “industrial safety products” portion of our name had to be altered. “Safety Group” emphasizes our mission: to provide revolutionary product designs and visionary safety solutions that protect people, assets, and the environment. The change from our yellow logo to our new green one symbolizes our commitment to sustainability, focus on social responsibility, and our continued growth in the safety industry. 

2015: A Record Year for Mine Safety!

Mine safety is a priority for CheckersAs a manufacturer committed to mine safety, we here at Checkers are delighted to read this report from the National Safety Council reporting that 2015 was the safest year in the history of the mining industry! The fatality rate in 2015 was 0.0096 per 200,000 hours worked, which dropped significantly from the 2014 rate of 0.0144. The “all-injury rate” hit a historic low as well, clocking in at 2.28. Also noted in the article is the fact that safety citations and orders issued decreased by 11 percent. Our wheel chocks no doubt played a part in reducing that statistic, as they are MSHA approved.

Check Out Our New Checkers Catalog!

New Checkers CatalogWe are excited to announce that we have a new Checkers catalog for the 2016 year! Last year, Checkers grew exponentially, with AlturnaMATs, SVE, Zigma Ground Solutions, Firefly, GNR Technologies, Superior Manufacturing Group, and Terraplas all joining the Checkers family. As you can no doubt imagine, our catalog had to undergo substantial changes. Today, we’ll be going over some of those changes to help you find the solutions you need. To start out, you’ll see we’ve changed our color coding system. In last year’s catalog, we had a different color for nearly every product page. This year, we’ve streamlined the organization in the new Checkers catalog to make it easier than ever to find exactly what you need.

Checkers Safety Group | PIE 2016

pie editCheckers Safety Group will be exhibiting at the Parking Industry Exhibition from February 28th to March 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Parking Today, PIE will celebrating 20 years of bringing parking industry professionals together in the name of innovation and education. Featuring a show floor with over 100 exhibitors as well as a variety of informative seminars, PIE is the destination for all things parking. Come visit us at booth 435, where we will displaying our exciting new GNR line.

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