Safety Glasses Inc. Best of Business 2017 Award

Safety Glasses Inc Receives 2017 Best of Fort Atkinson Award

Fort Atkinson Award Program Honors the Achievement

FORT ATKINSON March 22, 2017 — Safety Glasses Inc has been selected for the 2017 Best of Fort Atkinson Award in the Safety Supplies and Equipment category by the Fort Atkinson Award Program.

Each year, the Fort Atkinson Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fort Atkinson area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Fort Atkinson Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fort Atkinson Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Fort Atkinson Award Program

The Fort Atkinson Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fort Atkinson area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

Here’s a great story that emphasizes the need for chainsaw chaps.

 

“Chaps actually saved my life once (I’m convinced, anyway). I was working for a builder in Michigan, clearing out some of his land for new houses. The lots were heavily wooded and his method was to push the trees over with the backhoe and we would buck them up on the ground, and sometimes this resulted in fairly large piles of trees.

 

I was working on one of the piles, cutting upwards from underneath the bottom of a limb that was lying more or less horizontally, when the balance of the pile shifted and the upper tip of the blade hit something where I couldn’t see it, and the whole blade kicked back across my upper leg. The chainsaw was running at full speed but the threads in the chainsaw chaps stopped the thing cold.

 

At first I didn’t even realize what had happened – I thought the saw had bound in the branches or something, and even gave the trigger a few kicks to try and loosen it again. That was when I felt it trying to tug at my pants and realized what had happened. We were miles away from nowhere; I am sure I would have bled to death in minutes if that thing had gone through my leg. So yeah, I’m a big believer in chaps.”

 

Thanks Joel for your story. The photo used is from another person’s chain saw injury (ugh – blood).   Joel’s leg is just fine.

 

Chain Saw Chaps

 

 

 

Scratched Safety Glasses – Damn!

The number one complaint we hear about safety glasses?  Scratches.  What can one do about it?  Research shows not much. There are many different products that claim to remove scratches, but most reviews are negative.  Just search “Liquid Scratch Removal Kit” if you want to get an earful.  Brusso, Armor etch, and Glass Etching Cream are just a few of the suggestions out there.  Many of these are actually removing the anti-reflective coating where the scratches were located, not removing the scratches from the plastic.

Here are some things you CAN do:

Use a carrying case when not in use.  We found a microfiber bag works great for not only cleaning the safety glasses but also protecting them from scratches.  Also it’s compact and easily fits into your pocket or attaches to the side of a purse.

Buy scratch resistant lenses (NOT the same as scratch proof!) Some lens are listed as hard coat lens seem to help avoid scratches as well. We have noticed a difference in the coating helping decrease the amount of scratching, but it’s not a perfect world.

We’ve noticed that mid-to-higher end safety glasses are less likely to get scratched- the $2 pair is more likely to get scratched.

Don’t clean them with paper towels! Use a clothe instead.

I wish I had better news for you. Here, let me make you feel better. You could have bought the $15 Liquid Scratch Removal kit that is worthless to get rid of the scratches in your $7 safety glasses.

If you have some kind of miracle solution, we would love to hear about it. Send us a note.

 

 

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