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In 1997, Radians was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, with the introduction of one safety product for the sporting goods market. That first product, known as "The Radians AV", was a combination audio-visual protection product that awarded the company its first U.S. patent on July 14, 1998.
In 1999, the company realized new opportunities to expand, became a member of the National Safety Council and began launching products for the industrial safety market. The following year, Radians joined the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association, a not-for-profit educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and representative agents of light construction, industrial, and related products.
Partnerships with Leading Brands
Over the years, Radians developed relationships with leading brands of safety products in order to offer their growing base of customers a variety of quality options. The company believes style and comfort of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can actually help facilitate workplace compliance. When end-users wear their safety products well, they wear them consistently and appropriately, and as a result they stay well themselves. That's why Radians has partnered with leading brands including DeWALT, Black & Decker, Mossy Oak, and Realtree to provide customers with safety gear that is stylish, functional, and comfortable, all while meeting important ANSI standards.
Radians is proud to be among the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)'s registered and certified members. The ISO 9001:2008 specifies that an organization must have a quality management system and be able to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and customer standards. Radians aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the ISO system, including implementing processes for continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements.
Today, Radians has a comprehensive line of safety products with over 110 styles of eyewear, high visibility safety apparel, head gear, performance gloves, rainwear, work boots, cooling/warming products, electronic and passive hearing protection devices, and accessories.
Award-Winning Standards and Continued Expansion
The company has received numerous awards for sales and service. In 2015, Radians was honored with the Sphere 1 Gold Award for Preferred Supplier Outstanding Sales, the SMG Peak Performer Award for sales growth, and the ISHN Reader’s Choice Awards in the apparel, high visibility category with the SV55 Heavy Woven Two-Tone Engineer Vest. That same year Radians broke ground on the new headquarters expansion which will result in a 200,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters complex with room for future expansion.
Recently, Radians launched the company's RADLINK Distributor Website. Distributors now have total access to order online, review past orders, and download marketing materials. The web site also highlights detailed milestones of growth along Radians' path to becoming an industry leader, including several patents, many awards, licensing with major industry partners, and facility expansion to support becoming a global supplier.