Author: Kyle McAllister

SixAxis Welcomes Jack Murphy as VP of Sales

January 12, 2019

SixAxis announced the appointment of Jack Murphy to the executive leadership team on January 7th, 2019. Murphy stepped into his role as Vice President of Sales on January 21st, 2019.  SixAxis’ innovative products have been giving businesses in all sectors the competitive edge globally since 2003. Their award-winning products and patents are created under brands …

SixAxis Welcomes Peter White as CFO

December 12, 2018

SixAxis announced the appointment of Peter White to the executive leadership team on December 6th, 2018. White stepped into his role as Chief Financial Officer on December 10th, 2018.  SixAxis’ innovative products have been giving businesses in all sectors the competitive edge globally since 2003. Their award-winning products and patents are created under brands including …

Falfurrias Capital Announces Strategic Investment in SixAxis

September 21, 2017

Falfurrias Capital Announces Strategic Investment in SixAxis SixAxis is a leading manufacturer of safety equipment, including SafeRack, ErectaStep brands   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Falfurrias Capital Partners (“FCP”), a Charlotte-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses, and SixAxis LLC (“SixAxis”), the leading manufacturer of advanced products that increase worker …

New ways of thinking lead to opportunity and growth

May 18, 2017

By Andrel S. Langely SafeRack co-founders Fred Harmon and Rob Honeycutt stand in front of the global company’s 225,000-square-foot facility in Andrews, S.C. Not seeing any virtue in simply doing things the way they’ve always been done has led to grand things for SafeRack co-founders Rob Honeycutt and Fred Harmon. SafeRack started in 2003 when …

PerfectaStep and RollaStep partner w/ NASA

January 28, 2017

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Makes Major Move for U.S. Return to Human Space Flight In an operation at Kennedy Space Center involving minute movements and precise placement, the pieces of the first CST-100 Starliner test article became a capsule. The test article will help verify the manufacturing method, the materials, and the parts being created by …

About the buying experience

June 16, 2016

How one manufacturer streamlined quoting and grew 500 percent in six years. Metal fabricators have a history of growing through word-of-mouth. Many companies go for years, sometimes generations, without hiring a single salesperson. It’s just the nature of this manufacturing sector dominated by small, multigenerational family shops. Few say their company is “sales-driven.”

Tech Trends for 2016

February 16, 2016

As seen on IndustryWeek.com By Matt Lawell Drones, virtual reality, augmented reality and the Internet of Things (Industrial and otherwise) will top all sorts of buzzword lists this year. But what about the new manufacturing tech that has been glossed over a little? Here are some of the developments that could help you transform for …

Blending Robotics and Employees: A Manufacturing Success Story

February 6, 2016

This week the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) reported that the American manufacturing sector had contracted for the fourth consecutive month. Also reported was that manufacturing employment had dropped to a six-and-half-year low. One manufacturer bucking these trends is SixAxis and its manufacturing division of various manufacturing of fall-protection safety-related products, including popular industrial brands …

Homegrown: How a U.S.-based Manufacturer Thrives in a Global Economy

January 11, 2016

South Carolina’s SixAxis focus on customers and innovation yields big results While many U.S. manufacturers have been forced to move their manufacturing facilities overseas to remain competitive, SixAxis co-founders Rob Honeycutt and Fred Harmon have not only found a way to remain in the United States, but thrive as well. In fact, the co-founders have …

South Carolina’s SixAxis Invests $20 Million in Facility Expansion, Jobs

December 10, 2015

Partnership with State of South Carolina and Georgetown County Aids Manufacturer’s Expansion SixAxis and its division, SafeRack, a manufacturer of loading rack and safety access solutions, have announced expansion plans to support their immediate and long term growth initiatives. SafeRack, the State of South Carolina, and Georgetown County have aligned resources that culminated in a …

Red7 Advertising Agency Secures Digital Corridor Position in Charleston

September 23, 2015

Headquartered in downtown Charleston, Red7 is a full-service agency delivering a high-impact measured marketing approach to global business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients including niche action and adventure sport brands. “To set these brand partners apart from their competitors, we build their business through continuous improvements. It’s winning market share for brands using a test-and-optimize strategy,” explains …

SafeRack Appoints Jeff Reichert to President

May 14, 2014

Jeff Reichert has been appointed President of SafeRack loading rack technologies. SafeRack, an industry leader specializing in loading rack technologies for trucks, railcars and industrial safety applications, announced the appointment of Jeff Reichert to President. The announcement was made by co-founders Fred Harmon and Rob Honeycutt who said, “Jeff is a tremendous asset to our …

Governor Haley Takes Tour of SafeRack

October 22, 2012

Originally published on SouthStrandNews.com While she was in town Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley visited the Saferack Manufacturing plant near Andrews. The plant is now expanding to double its size and will add at least 50 jobs. Haley told the employees after a tour of the facility that she was impressed with the work they do …

SafeRack Ranks as 19th Fastest-Growing Manufacturer on Inc. 500/5000

August 18, 2009

Originally published on Grainnet.com SafeRack, the world’s fastest-growing provider of stronger, safer and easier-to-handle truck loading-rack and fall-protection equipment, announced Aug. 18 that it has earned inclusion in the second annual Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s exclusive listing of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States. SafeRack, which was founded in 2003, is listed …

Mobile Transloader Moves Liquids Between Modes of Transportation

October 6, 2008

Originally published on ThomasNet.com As the use of transloading-defined as the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another-continues to increase, shippers who move liquid goods ranging from industrial chemicals to the increasingly popular renewable fuels have been looking for ways to quicken the transloading process while minimizing the risk that …

Gangways are Designed Using Metal-stamping Technology.

March 20, 2008

Originally published on ThomasNet.com SafeRack, LLC, the leading provider of stronger, safer and easier-to-handle truck and railcar loading-rack and fall-protection equipment for the petroleum, biofuel, specialized chemical, food/pharmaceutical, cement and other industries, has announced the availability of its redesigned, patent-pending SafeRack G4 Gangway. In development for 18 months, the G4 uses cutting-edge metal-stamping technology to …

SafeRack Chooses Sumter for Headquarters

February 15, 2008

SafeRack, LLC, Loading Rack Technologies, has purchased land adjacent to the Black River Airport Industrial Park and plans to construct an 8,000 square foot headquarters facility that will eventually employ up to 40 workers, primarily in sales and engineering. The company makes truck loading platforms, rail car platforms and other similar products at its manufacturing facility in Andrews, SC.

Fred Harmon, co-owner of Safe Rack, said the company looked in other South Carolina communities, but chose Sumter because of the efforts of the Sumter Development Board and the City of Sumter.