SixAxis News & Updates

Read about the latest SixAxis company news, upcoming events and recent press releases. 

September 10, 2018

SafeRack Welcomes Eric Grothaus as Director of Human Resources

Andrews, South Carolina – September 11, 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...

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August 7, 2018

Announcing MarinaStep, an innovative line of ship and marine gangways

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,...

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June 19, 2018

SafeRack Introduces AeroStep, Mobile Stair Units for Aviation and Aerospace

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...

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September 21, 2017

Falfurrias Capital Announces Strategic Investment in SixAxis

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,...

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September 4, 2017

SixAxis Statement Regarding Hurricane Harvey

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...

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August 28, 2017

ErectaStep Expands Facility and Product Line

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...

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May 18, 2017

New ways of thinking lead to opportunity and growth

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...

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January 28, 2017

PerfectaStep and RollaStep partner w/ NASA

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...

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September 30, 2016

SafeRack LLC named supplier of choice for Holcim (US) and Lafarge North America Inc. plant and term

Holcim (US) and Lafarge North America Inc., US businesses of LafargeHolcim Ltd, One of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, aggregates, concrete and asphalt, have announced that they have selected SafeRack to be their exclusive provider of trailer loading gangways,...

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June 16, 2016

About the buying experience

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...

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May 23, 2016

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce announces annual award winners

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce names SafeRack as "Business of the Year"...

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April 13, 2016

A South Carolina Startup That Hacked The Industrial Process To Reach $100 Million In Revenue

As seen on Forbes.com By Christopher Steiner Rob Honeycutt’s success defies so many conventions within the entrepreneurial canon that it’s hard to pick which part of his tale merits telling first. As a salesman, he’s not supposed to be good with software....

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February 16, 2016

Tech Trends for 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...

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February 16, 2016

Don’t Trip Over OSHA Compliance: Adequate Fall Protection Paramount To Employee Safety

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA recently announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015 and fall protection (1926.501) ranks as its top violation with...

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February 6, 2016

Blending Robotics and Employees: A Manufacturing Success Story

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...

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January 18, 2016

Spreading the Word: Magazine Article, Trade Show and Webcast Highlight SixAxis Communication Initiatives

With a renewed emphasis on telling the SixAxis story across a variety of audiences, this fall has been a busy one for SixAxis with a magazine article, attendance at a major trade show and a webcast to the employees of...

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January 11, 2016

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

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...

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December 10, 2015

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

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,...

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November 17, 2015

Going hi-tech

In the October issue of United Hemispheres magazine, Rob Honeycutt, CEO of SixAxis talks mass customization, delivering an outstanding customer experience and how software developed by his company, ATLATL, makes this all possible. The ability to be innovative is driving change throughout...

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September 23, 2015

Red7 Advertising Agency Secures Digital Corridor Position in Charleston

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...

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May 14, 2014

SafeRack Appoints Jeff Reichert to President

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...

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October 22, 2012

Governor Haley Takes Tour of SafeRack

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...

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August 18, 2009

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

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...

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October 6, 2008

Mobile Transloader Moves Liquids Between Modes of Transportation

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...

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March 20, 2008

Gangways are Designed Using Metal-stamping Technology.

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...

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February 15, 2008

SafeRack Chooses Sumter for Headquarters

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...

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