Gateway Safety Receives Recognition Award from Industrial Buyers Group

Gateway Safety was awarded the President’s Club Recognition for achievement by the Industrial Buyers Group (IBC). Suppliers and distributors are recognized by IBC for their contributions during the year and rated on percentage growth.

“We annually recognize the distinguished suppliers who support the regional independent distributors who are part of the IBC marketing group,” says Rich Poole, IBC’s Industrial Division vice president. “Gateway’s support of our distributors’ sales initiatives and marketing programs earned them this distinction. We are proud to have Gateway as one of our select Preferred Suppliers, and are proud to recognize their contributions to our organization.”

Gateway Safety has been an IBC Preferred Supplier since 2010, partnering with IBC distribution members to provide safety products in eye, face, head, hearing and disposable respiratory protection. Matthew Love, Gateway Safety’s vice president, attended the meeting and accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

“We feel honored and are thankful to IBC for recognizing us with this award,” says Love. “Gateway Safety’s success within the IBC organization can be attributed to the great relationships we have formed with our IBC distribution partners. Safety equipment is a great fit for IBC distributors, since categories like eye and face protection can really complement an industrial product line,” continues Love. “Our achievement with IBC shows that safety products remain a growing market need.”

IBC is one of North America’s alliances of industrial, bearing and power transmission, electrical, and subassembly distributors with more than 550 branch locations.

Dual-use Goggles Feature Protection Against Impacts and Splashing

Gateway Safety's Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts — the secret behind the easy impact-to-splash conversion. When the Double-Take inserts are added at the top and bottom of the goggle frame, Cyclone Impact becomes Cyclone Splash, a highly effective impact-plus-splash goggle. This two-in-one solution offers convenience for workers who require both types of goggles during one day or shift, as well as great savings for employers.

Another Gateway Safety innovation—the patented Whirlwind anti-fog ventilation system—helps prevent or reduce fogging when Cyclone is used as an impact goggle only. According to industry experts, goggles can present a greater concern for fogging than regular safety glasses because their snug fit may reduce ventilation. However, the movement of air within safety eyewear can help to lower the temperature and evaporate humidity, reducing the fogging risk.

The Whirlwind anti-fog system not only reduces the risk of fogging but also improves user comfort. Ten unique, conical air intake chambers open to the user’s brow, and ten additional ventilation ports line the underside of the frame, where secondary air enters the goggle. These openings allow air to enter, which circulates through the inner frame and helps reduce fogging.

Cyclone’s styling and lightweight design encourage compliance, even for those who wear prescription eyewear. An adjustable headband ensures a comfortable yet secure fit. Cyclone safety goggles provide impact protection at all times. Cyclone meets ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 impact standards.

Safety Glasses Meet User Preferences

Gateway Safety now offers a complete line of StarLite safety eyewear to meet a wide range of industry applications and user preferences.

Gateway Safety now offers a complete line of StarLite safety eyewear to meet a wide range of industry applications and user preferences.

Gateway Safety now offers a complete line of StarLite safety eyewear to meet a wide range of industry applications and user preferences. Product versions now are available in a reduced size, foam-lined, colored temple, bifocal and infrared filter lens. The products boast superior optics, a popular style and lightweight design for long-term comfort. All StarLite glasses have been independently tested to the ballistics impact section of the U.S. Military standard and are tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the ANSI Z87.1+ high-impact standard.

Safety Eyewear for Over Glasses

Gateway Safety’s Cover2 eyewear protection

Gateway Safety’s Cover2 eyewear protection

Many workers who need industrial eye protection also wear corrective lenses on a regular basis. Prescription safety eyewear can be a costly option for employers, as each pair of eyewear needs to be customized to the individual worker’s vision. Over-the-glasses (OTG) safety eyewear, like Gateway Safety’s Cover2, are an alternative solution for employers who want a cost-effective product that still provides durable eye protection for their employees.

Cover2 protective eyewear features a one-piece polycarbonate lens that fits over most prescription glasses and offers adjustable length temples for a custom, comfortable fit. These glasses provide extreme impact protection and meet ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 impact standards. Plus, Cover2 offers a compact, more modern style that is significantly more attractive than many traditional OTG products.

Safety Eyewear Is Comfortable

Gateway Safety</a> has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear.

Gateway Safety has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear.

Gateway Safety has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear. Parallax features a patented temple design that allows for superior comfort for all-day wear. The eyewear’s temple is composed of two parallel temple pieces, with a rigid, top temple component providing stability and the lower temple component – made from a flexible polymer – acting as a cushion, minimizing pressure behind the ears. The temple’s two distinct components work together to maximize comfort without sacrificing safety. They also provide a distinguishing style.

Parallax has a single, large, wrap-around lens for exceptional protective coverage, and an integrated brow guard protects against debris from above. Its soft gel nosepiece works with the temples to ensure the glasses stay securely in place. These safety glasses meet ANSI Z87+, CSA Z94.3, as well as the ballistic impact resistance requirements for eyewear as per U.S. military performance specification MIL PRF-31013.

Lens Cleaning Products Maintain Anti-scratch and -fog Coatings

Gateway Safety's Kleen View lens cleaning products

Gateway Safety’s Kleen View lens cleaning products

In most work environments, safety glasses have a way of getting dusty, dirty and smudged. Frequently, employees just use a t-shirt or facial tissue to clean their protective eyewear. There’s a problem with that method of cleaning: The worker is actually wiping off the anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings that were originally applied to the surface of the lens during the manufacturing process.

Gateway Safety has a solution to that problem with its improved line of Kleen View Lens Cleaning products. Kleen View lens cleaning products feature a fast-drying, silicone-free formula that actually includes an anti-fog, anti-static ingredient that helps extend the life of safety glasses. Workers love the functionality of the anti-fog coating and the dust and dirt resistance gained from the anti-static coating, while employers love the cost savings associated with longer-lasting safety products.

Kleen View Lens Cleaning products are safe to use on any Gateway Safety eye- or face-protection product. Kleen View is available as a spray solution packaged with soft, non-abrasive tissues or as convenient single-use towelettes for quick lens cleaning.

Bifocal Safety Eyewear Helps Wearers Focus on Small Items

Conqueror MAG by Gateway Safety is a bifocal safety eyewear solution.

Conqueror MAG by Gateway Safety is a bifocal safety eyewear solution.

Conqueror MAG by Gateway Safety is a bifocal safety eyewear solution in a design that end users find stylish and ultra comfortable. Conqueror MAG is an ideal product for those required to wear eye protection, but who have trouble focusing on small things close up—such as blueprints, schematics, small parts, equipment settings, tools and more.

Highlighted by an attractive contemporary design, Gateway Safety’s Conqueror safety eyewear has been found to be more comfortable and more cost effective than industry alternatives. Conqueror eyewear features a soft rubber nosepiece and ergonomic, contoured temple tips that don’t pinch—ensuring all-day wearability with no slipping. The addition of bifocal magnification to Conqueror reduces the inherent risk of switching between regular safety glasses and reading glasses, a dangerous necessity that could result in errors and eye injuries.

Available in five diopter strengths from 1.0 to 3.0, Conqueror MAG, like all Gateway Safety glasses, shields workers from daily impact hazards. Its durable, one-piece polycarbonate wraparound lens meets and exceeds ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 standards. Conqueror MAG is available in Clear and Gray lens styles (Gray in 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 diopters only). Each pair also comes with a free breakaway retainer.