Clothing Protects Workers from Insects

The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear, professional apparel and including clothing that also offers sun protection, flame as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets for use at home.

The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear, professional apparel and including clothing that also offers sun protection, flame as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets for use at home.

Insect-borne diseases are now one of the top risks for outdoor workers. Currently, U.S. industry spends billions of dollars every year in outfitting workers in FR clothing, but most organizations do little to nothing to protect workers from insect-borne disease.

Insect Shield work wear can be as essential to workplace safety as high-visibility and fire-resistant clothing. The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear, professional apparel and including clothing that also offers sun protection, flame as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets for use at home.

Studies show a 99 percent reduction in tick bites for outdoor workers wearing Insect Shield. Insect Shield’s EPA-registered technology converts work wear into effective and convenient insect protection that lasts through 70 launderings. Insect Shield apparel products repel ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. The technology is used by internationally recognized brands across a wide array of clothing and gear categories.

Insect Shield Repellent Apparel and Insect Shield Repellent Gear are products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, Insect Shield Repellent Apparel was registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Insect Shield Technology is utilized by leading lifestyle brands, work wear distributors and International relief organizations across the globe to provide effective protection against insects and the diseases they can carry. Insect Shield is an approved vendor of the US Army and US Marine Corps.

Ford Toughens the Leather Seats in the 2015 F-150

Ford tests its 2015 F-150's leather seats.

Ford tests its 2015 F-150’s leather seats.

When your “last name” is Tough, even the seats matter.

Ford engineers had a unique challenge as they sat down to design the 2015 F-150. Some of the older model pickups would show wear on the leather seats after 150,000 miles and 10 years. Routine testing techniques wouldn’t replicate the problem. So, they came up with something different. They hired some guys the size of offensive linemen and caked them in a special dirt from the Salt River Valley in Arizona. The “Arizona Dust”, as Ford engineers call it, had especially fine particles that broke down the leather over time. Day after day, these men had to wear the same caked in dirt jeans. Not only that, they had to smear even more dirt all over the leather seats. Each man had to get in and out of the truck 10,000 times. Finally, to accelerate testing and relieve the tired work crew, they designed a unique robot to get in and out of the new truck.

Based on their learnings, engineers came up with a new process for making the seats that strikes the right balance between being durable, but maintaining the soft and supple feel of the leather for comfort and looks. Check out the video to see what lengths Ford went to make its seats the most durable the company has ever made.

Glove Offers Cut Protection while Allowing for Dexterity

Superior Glove Works Ltd.'s 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove

Superior Glove Works Ltd.’s 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove

Superior Glove Works Ltd. has introduced its 18-gauge ASTM cut-level 4 work glove with 1617 grams of cut protection. The glove, which required two years of research and development, allows for dexterity while offering high-tactile sensitivity.

High-strength composite filament fiber (which boosts cut resistance) is incorporated in a way that it cannot come through to the hand for total comfort and extended glove life. All TenActiv gloves feature lint-free, continuous filament yarn that is stronger than steel on an equal-weight basis.

The black glove body and palm coating hide dirt and therefore allow the glove to maintain its sharp aesthetic. The foam nitrile coating offers the best combination of flexibility, wear, and wet grip. Don’t let the bare hand feel fool you, this is a serious piece of glove engineering with stellar performance numbers.

The glove also is touchscreen compatible.

Charge Vehicle Batteries Automatically

Stanley 8 Amp High Frequency Battery Charger

Stanley 8 Amp High Frequency Battery Charger

The new Stanley 8 Amp High Frequency Battery Charger offers fully automatic charging. Just set it and forget it™.

Vehicle won’t start? Battery needs maintenance? Just connect the new Stanley 8 amp battery charger clamps to the battery terminal and press charge. The battery charger automatically does the rest for optimum performance. With fast, high frequency technology, it delivers multistage charging, automatically switching from fast charge, to top-off, to trickle charge. If the cables are connected to the wrong terminal the charger will alert you with an LED indicator. No spark, just simple & easy.

Solar Solution For Ponding Water

The Sentinel Solar Roof Pump

The Sentinel Solar Roof Pump

The Sentinel Solar Roof Pump was developed by a licensed roofing contractor and solar engineer to be a cost-effective solution for ponding water on flat roofs. Rather than re-pitching, re-decking and reroofing or installing new in-roof drains, the roof pump features smart chip technology and a proprietary solar panel to remove water from roofs continuously. The fully portable pump includes a battery backup, allowing it to pump any time of day and in any weather all year long.

Tripod Light Collapses for Easy Transport and Storage

Stanley</a> FatMax Portable Tripod Light

Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light

The new Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light provides 360-degree lighting for large and small jobs, power outages and outdoor events. The Portable Tripod light is corded, cordless and rechargeable. With 45 watts of ultra-bright LEDs, the rechargeable light reaches up to 2400 lumens. The 90-degree adjustable hinges and 360-degree pivoting base allow for multi-directional positioning to cover larger areas. The 3 detachable cordless lights are great for smaller jobs and can be used in tighter spaces for maximum brightness. Each separate light runs for up to 10 hours and features Lithium Ion technology to stay charged for up to 12 months.

The Stanley FatMax tripod light is rechargeable and provides up to 10 hours extended runtime. The unit is lightweight and easy to use for a variety of outdoor situations. After use, the tripod stand collapses for easy transport and storage.

Natural Orange Solvent Designed to Clean Up Tar, Asphalt, Mastic and More

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover is the strongest natural orange solvent available. Specifically formulated for the tough jobs encountered by roofing and paving companies, this biodegradable product is safe on most painted surfaces. The product is great for tar, asphalt, oil, grease, adhesives, mastic, etc. It is biodegradable and 100 percent natural. The convenient aerosols make cleanup a breeze.

Available in convenient aerosols, 4- by 1-gallons, 35-gallon drums and 55-gallon drums.

More than 30 Ladder Rack Models Fit Seven new RAM ProMaster Configurations

Safe Fleet Brand announces availability of more than 30 different ladder rack models to fit the seven new RAM ProMaster configurations

Safe Fleet Brand announces availability of more than 30 different ladder rack models to fit the seven new RAM ProMaster configurations

Prime Design, a Safe Fleet Brand, announces availability of more than 30 different ladder rack models to fit the seven new RAM ProMaster configurations.

The firm now has ladder racks that carry a 6-foot step ladder, a 40-foot extension ladder, and anything in between. All of the ladder rack models are aluminum, which means drivers can carry more ladder weight compared to steel solutions. It also means they don’t have to deal with the unsightly mess that rust leaves behind.

Prime Design ladder racks optimize ergonomics through leverage, positioning and smooth, hydraulic assistance. This combination eliminates operators from having to climb on a tire or bumper—actions that can lead to an accident and recordable injuries.

Prime Design’s seven full-time territory managers work with customers to determine the best ladder rack model to meet their unique job requirements.

Charge Devices On the Go

Stanley's 140 Watt Portable Power Inverter

Stanley’s 140 Watt Portable Power Inverter

The new Stanley 140 Watt Portable Power Inverter provides power on the go to charge cell phones, laptops, DVD players, gaming devices and more. Just plug the power cord into a vehicle’s 12 Volt DC port (cigarette lighter) and enjoy the convenience of household outlets and a USB port. The additional USB port allows you to charge and power smart phones, tablets and much more from just about anywhere. The 140 watt power inverter includes two electrical household style outlets and a USB port. With an easy to install mounting kit, the inverter attaches to carpeted surfaces with hook and loop adhesive or slides in and out of a bracket that can be mounted to the dash inside a vehicle.

Portable Generator Provides Job-site Flexibility

Honda Power Equipment's EB2000i portable generator

Honda Power Equipment’s EB2000i portable generator

Honda Power Equipment recently introduced the new EB2000i, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab and OSHA compliance throughout the country. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000i generator model, the new EB2000i maintains key performance attributes of the EU series unit while adding a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, which provides greater flexibility for most work site applications.

Similar to the EU2000i, the new EB2000i offers inverter power with a maximum output of 2,000 watts with Honda’s fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle. The Eco Throttle feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy. Additionally, the EB2000i can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.

Hapco Inc. is a full sales and service center for Honda Power Equipment and stocks Honda’s complete line of generators for roofing professionals. When paired with the BAK RiOn Hand Welder, roofing repairs can be done without the use of building power.