Category: SixAxis

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 …

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 …

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.”

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 …