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Company History

Safety Products Inc. (SPI) began as RamWil Industrial Glove Supply in 1968. In the early days, the company mission centered on importing and distributing work gloves to companies interested in protecting the hands of valued employees on the job. As companies in America and worldwide grew, became increasingly complex, and implemented new technology, the need for additional safety clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) also grew. In April of 1984, RamWil was re-organized and developed to become Safety Products Inc, a well-rounded and more diverse company in the field of OHS-related products.

SPI originally served its niche market of the phosphate and mining industries, primarily located in the Polk County area in Central Florida. Business was booming, so in the late 1980s, SPI expanded into other geographical areas of the state, including Tampa, Orlando, and Miami.

In 1997, SPI opened its second location in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in 2012, SPI opened its third location in Memphis, Tennessee. Having these three locations allows SPI to offer fast distribution and excellent service to customers throughout the Southeast.

Commitment to Customer Relationships

Today, SPI is the largest independent safety equipment and work zone traffic equipment manufacturer distributor in the Southeast United States with 20 Field Sales Representatives. These field reps are an important part of what makes SPI unique in developing relationships with customers for the long-term. With a mission to engage all customers in face-to-face meetings plus follow-up communication, Field Service Reps visit job site locations to learn first-hand about each customer's industry challenges and opportunities. In this way, field reps are able to provide safety expertise and knowledgeable information that is directly applicable to the customer's situation, and they can explain the relevant SPI products, quality and value.

Electronic Solutions and Digital Resources

As a follow-up to these face-to-face meetings, SPI offers E-business solutions so that customers can order online, visit accounts, and receive electronic invoicing. The SPI website also offers important digital publications including Safety Products Inc. catalogs, Safety At Work magazine, and Safety Products Inc. brochures to help customers learn about new regulations and compliance standards. These publications can be downloaded instantly, answering important questions about occupational health and safety issues.

SPI provides quality safety products and services that not only decrease employee injuries, but also reduce insurance costs, workers' compensation costs, medical bills, and lost time. These high standards are coupled with the SPI commitment to client relationships and consistent delivery of quality safety resources. Through all these channels SPI is able to help their customers get the protection they need, stay up to date with the safety information they need to know, and achieve improved safety outcomes.