Category: News

SafeRack’s GX Awarded Fall Protection/Prevention Product of the Year

October 22, 2020

GX Awarded 2020 Fall Protection/Prevention New Product of the Year by Occupational Health & Safety Andrews, South Carolina, October 5, 2020 — The Occupational and Health Safety New Product of the Year Awards were announced last month and SafeRack’s new GX Gangway claimed top prize in the Fall Protection/Prevention category. Now in their 11th year, …

SafeRack & Newson Gale Host National Grounding Safety Month Promoting Static Electricity Awareness

July 28, 2020

ANDREWS, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SafeRack, the global leader in industrial loading safety equipment has teamed up with Newson Gale, the leader in static control to designate August as Grounding Safety Month. When loading petrochemical or other combustible materials, static electricity safety and the importance of vehicle grounding cannot be overemphasized. Careful precautions must be taken to assess …

July is designated as Spill Prevention Month to promote awareness in industrial spill containment

June 25, 2020

Andrews, South Carolina, June 25, 2020 — SafeRack, the global leader in industrial loading safety equipment has teamed up with UltraTech International, the leading supplier of environmental compliance products to designate July as Spill Prevention Month. Experts from both companies conduct safety audits to help businesses create an action plan for avoiding spills and containing …

Press Release – GX Loading Gangway

March 30, 2020

SafeRack introduces the GX loading gangway, the world’s most ergonomically advanced loading gangway for truck and railcar. Andrews, South Carolina, March 10, 2020 — SafeRack, the global leader in industrial bulk loading safety equipment just announced the production of their most ergonomically advanced gangway. The new GX Gangway is the next generation of North America’s …

COVID-19 Update from SafeRack

March 27, 2020

Our hearts go out to all individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We sincerely hope the actions being taken across our country will stop the spread of the virus and help protect everyone affected directly by infection or indirectly by its impact on jobs, schooling, or safety. We are open for business and our intent …

SixAxis Secures Utility & Design Patents on Ingenious ErectaStep Products

October 28, 2019

Andrews, South Carolina – October 29, 2019 — Adding to a growing list of over 24 innovative proprietary industrial designs, SixAxis, LLC secured U.S. patent 10,358,871 in July of this year on behalf of its ErectaStep brand. The product line is ingeniously simple, composed of 5 OSHA compliant modular components designed with an infinite number …

ErectaStep’s “The 8th Wonder of the World” saga continues

October 22, 2019

“The 8th Wonder of the World” saga continues as ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu chooses SixAxis’ ErectaStep to keep pyramid builders safe in an ingenious media campaign entitled, “The Mummy Returns.” Andrews, South Carolina – October 22, 2019 — Manufactured with the strict brand ethos that fall-prevention and safety products can be innovative, fast to ship, …

A Major Safety Milestone Reached for SafeRack: 500 Days Injury Free

May 1, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30th SafeRack celebrated 500 days without any injuries in their manufacturing plant. SafeRack, the leading industrial manufacturer of safety access equipment and an OSHA and IBC compliant company is setting the trend of putting safety first for employees and companies locally and across America. As SafeRack’s influence grows across a number of …

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 …

SixAxis’ ErectaStep touted as the “8th Wonder of the World” in an unprecedented national media campaign

October 29, 2018

Andrews, South Carolina—Already recognized as the world leader in manufacturing loading platforms and fall-protection products, SixAxis launched a clever and comedic national media campaign through their in-house creative marketing agency red7 last week promoting ErectaStep, their line of industrial modular stairs, catwalks, and handrails designed to increase safety and efficiency for some of the world’s …

SafeRack Welcomes Jason Merschat as VP of Operations

September 26, 2018

SafeRack, the world’s largest manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platforms and safety equipment, is proud to announce and welcome Jason Merschat as VP of Operations. Mr. Merschat will be responsible for expanding the growth rate while meeting and exceeding the needs of customers in terms of delivery and quality. SafeRack has experienced an increase …

SafeRack Welcomes Eric Grothaus as Director of Human Resources

September 10, 2018

SafeRack, the world’s largest manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platforms and safety equipment, welcomed Eric Grothaus as Director of Human Resources in July. Grothaus will be responsible for attracting and retaining the very best candidates for the company.                                                           Grothaus joins the SafeRack team after a lengthy career in Human resources working for Cincinnati …

Announcing MarinaStep, an innovative line of ship and marine gangways

August 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2018 CONTACT INFORMATION: Brian Dieffenderfer – Director, Business Development – MarinaStep 843-359-5679 / bdieffenderfer@marinastep.com 866-761-7225   SAFERACK PROUDLY INTRODUCES MARINASTEP, SAFE ACCESS RAMPS AND GANGWAYS FOR SHIP AND BARGE ACCESS. Andrews, South Carolina – SafeRack, the world’s largest manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platforms and safety equipment, is excited …

SafeRack Introduces AeroStep, Mobile Stair Units for Aviation and Aerospace

June 19, 2018

SafeRack, the leading manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platforms and safety equipment, is excited to announce AeroStep, a specialized line of rolling stairs and access platforms for aerospace and aviation industries. AeroStep’s mobile stairs have the stability of a fixed platform, but are highly mobile and can be precisely positioned against even the most delicate vehicles or equipment.

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 …

SixAxis Statement Regarding Hurricane Harvey

September 4, 2017

On behalf of the entire SixAxis family, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those impacted by this devastating storm. We know for certain that many of our employees, dealers, and customers in the area have sustained significant damage and hardship as a result of this historical disaster. SixAxis is contributing $5,000 to …

ErectaStep Expands Facility and Product Line

August 28, 2017

ANDREWS, SOUTH CAROLINA —  (August, 16, 2017) – Continuing with their commitment to providing world class stairs and access platforms, today, ErectaStep announces the introduction of three new products designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces. ErectaStep is to begin production of four …

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 …