Two Trophies in One Day

Last week, Boss Manufacturing attended the 2017 IDC-USA Product Forum in Reno, NV. The week began with the annual IDC Charitable Trust Golf Tournament at Lakeridge Golf Course. Proceeds from the event go to furthering education in young adults. There were approximately 25 foursomes to participate in the event. Bryan Kubiak from Boss and his team finished 5 under par to clinch 1st Place awards consisting of a trophy, a dry fit polo shirt, and a dozen golf balls!

A supplier trade show was scheduled following the golf tournament. At the show there were 44 preferred suppliers in attendance, each having their own booth displays. Also attending were sixty IDC owner-distributors. They walked the show floor and were asked to vote on both vendor booth appearance and product presentation in which Boss won the 2017 Best Booth Award!

 

Celebrating Safety Week with JE Dunn Construction and Aztec Safety Solutions & Supplies

Boss Gloves participated in the Safety Week for JE Dunn Construction together with Aztec Safety Solutions & Supplies. The day started with an early morning breakfast at the project site located on the beautiful campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. After breakfast employees of JE Dunn and Aztec Safety were able to try on various types of Boss personal protective equipment ranging from different glove styles to high visibility safety vests. While trying on the Boss gear, participants shared their needs and feedback with the Boss team. Those in attendance were also offered the chance to win some great prizes!

“Throughout the week we accomplished many things including; have fun in creating excitement about safety, review important training topics & procedures that will safely mitigate daily hazards in our industry, reinforce and empower staff with Stop Work Authority, and engage individuals to create a personal commitment toward their safety and the safety of those around them,” Stated Jason Bishop, Senior Project Manager at JE Dunn Construction.
“We’re off to a great start on the project and feel confident that this week has helped reinforce the commitment to see everyone go home safely each day,” Bishop continued. “With this said, we did want to relay our appreciation and humbly request that everyone stay engaged in their continued communication going forward on site. If we can all put safety first in our communication to our staff on the front lines, we can create the positive behavioral based safety we’re trying to achieve.”

“Building partnerships while educating and providing the right personal protective equipment is our main goal here at Boss Manufacturing. My sincerest thank you again to Rene Soto from Aztec Safety Solutions and Supplies, LLC as well as the entire team at JE Dunn Construction for inviting Boss and me to participate in your Safety Week!” ~Robin Danielson, Territory Sales Manager

Northwest Pipe Fittings & Boss Gloves Contribute to Auto Extraction Rescues

Bob Barbour instilled the core vales of Northwest Pipe Fittings early on by providing customers with excellent service, a wide variety of products, and a knowledgeable staff. Northwest Pipe Fittings’ product offering includes pipes, valves, fittings, plumbing fixtures, well pumps and supplies, hydronic heating equipment, and more recently, turf irrigation products.

Additionally, Barbour believed that the company should be involved in the communities they served. Northwest Pipe employs 44 people and has been a supporter of the local community in various ways over the. years, with involvement in various things at Ellsworth AFB, Mt. Rushmore, Economic Development, Western Dakota Tech, and the Chamber of Commerce. Other local involvements include supporting the United Way, Storybook Island, Children’s Home Society, and various other non-profit organizations in the area.

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Brian Lore, Northwest Pipe’s Purchasing Manager, also serves as Fire Chief for Minatare/Melbeta Fire & Rescue. Lore was introduced to the Boss 1JM750 last year as an amazing new glove for heavy construction and pipe fitting. Recently, Lore noticed that his fire & rescue team needed better hand protection against sharp metal and glass. Due to the 1JM750’s abrasion and cut resistant palm, he thought his team could benefit from its use during auto extraction emergencies. On top of these features, the 1JM750 also offers impact protection, and its high-vis yellow color makes it a great choice for emergency situations. The Minatare/Melbeta Fire and Rescue Team are now using them regularly. Lore says “They perform very well in all conditions – wet and dry. We are very happy and impressed with their performance.”IMG_0082

See what else Northwest Pipe Fittings and Supply has to offer by visiting their websites: www.nwpscottsbluff.com and www.northwestpipe.com

You can find the 1JM750 here.

Oregon Couple Finds Unique Use for Boss Gloves

Six years ago, Perla and Bill Pearce packed up their life in Tucson, Arizona, and moved north to Bend, Oregon. Even though they were leaving the southwest behind, they weren’t ready to leave the flavor of it. So, they went ahead and brought with them their gourmet salsa company.

With its close proximity to the border, Arizona isn’t short on Mexican-style cuisine or salsa—but moving to Bend came with some new challenges and opportunities. For starters, an untapped market and a new client base that may not understand that salsa isn’t just for tacos and burritos.

“Salsa is a condiment that goes with just about everything,” explains Perla. “From our morning eggs to sandwiches, wraps, salads, on burgers and steaks.”

Currently, Bill and Perla have nine flavors ranging from the mild Fire Roasted Mango for the fruit enthusiast, to the Hot Holy Moly for those “local pepper heads.” One of the challenges for Perla and Bill was finding a glove to use during the manufacturing process. That’s where the Boss® DYNEE white™ came in.

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“These gloves are the best we could find and we will continue to use them as long as we are in business. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re also cut resistant to protect our hands while slicing tomatoes and peppers, and their heat resistance and grip helps when placing lids on the hot glass jars (about 190˚) during processing.”

If you’re interested in purchasing salsa from Southwest Salsa Company, you can buy it on their website: www.southwestsalsaco.com

The Boss® DYNEE white™ can be found here on our website.

 

Celebrating 100 Years with Kelly Supply

Robin Danielson, Territory Sales Manager, had the pleasure of visiting long-time customer Kelly Supply last week as they celebrated 100 years in business. Customers were invited to join the company and its employees as they served pulled pork sandwiches, chips, cookies, and lots of appreciation.

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Customers check out a variety of Boss® products while enjoying a celebratory lunch at Kelly Supply in Omaha, NE.

With 12 locations throughout the Midwest, Kelly Supply Company caters to industrial, plumbing, and electrical MRO, along with other finished-good needs.

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New Boss® endcap displays will be implemented into all 12 Kelly Supply locations.

Later in the afternoon, Robin had a chance to speak with Sales & Marketing Director, Vicki Spahr-Ewin. Vicki explained how proud Kelly Supply is of their rich history and successes, but credits much of this to long-standing customer relations developed and nurtured for the past century. Along with their families —and of course their employees—Kelly Supply has grown to what it is today. Looking towards the future, the company plans to maintain these ongoing relationships while establishing new ones along the way.

“We are happy to be growing our 15 year partnership in each of their 12 locations throughout the Midwest with a full line of Boss Safety Products. Thanks again to Kelly Supply for allowing us to participate, we appreciate your business!”

-Robin Danielson, Territory Sales Manager

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