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The Tenacious Blog

Industry Insights from Experts & Everymen

Smoke signals are passé, newspapers are for packing glassware, and landlines are as popular as phone booths now. To get the skinny on safety, you gotta read The Tenacious Blog for the latest news and info on industry topics, trends, regulations, and more.

13 Dec 18

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ProFlex 1625 Back Support

St. Paul, Minn. (Dec. 13, 2018) – Thirty-five years ago in a downtown St. Paul (MN) hospital, Ergodyne founder Dr. Thomas W. Votel sparked an industrial safety revolution with a unique solution to a widespread — and costly — problem. Read More

4 Dec 18

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Thermal Hi-Vis Insulated Bibs and Sweatshirts

St. Paul, Minn. (Dec. 4, 2018) – Ergodyne has announced the addition of two more solutions to its GloWear® line of hi-vis gear, aiming to help keep workers safe, comfortable and productive through increasingly unpredictable and extreme winter weather. Read More

12 Oct 18

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Proflex 365 Mini Kneeling Pad

St. Paul, Minn. (October 12, 2018) – When it comes to big knee problems, it’s the little things that add up. It’s also the little things that can help prevent them, like Ergodyne’s new 4×6” ProFlex® Mini Kneeling Pad, offering workers big knee protection in an easy to carry package. Read More

21 Sep 18

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Squids Wire Tool tail Attachments

St. Paul, Minn. (September 21, 2018) – Properly attaching a lanyard might be the most difficult part of tool tethering. But Ergodyne’s new Squids® Wire Tool Tails look to make that challenge a thing of the past. Read More

18 Sep 18

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ProFlex 230LTR Leather Knee Pads

St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 18, 2018) – Ergodyne has announced the release of its new ProFlex® 230LTR Leather Knee Pads, built for protecting the long-term knee health of workers in trades like welding, construction, flooring, concrete work and more. Read More

7 Sep 18

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New Realtree Camo Bags

St. Paul, Minn. (September 7, 2018) – Ergodyne announced the launch of three new ARSENAL® Realtree Xtra® Bags today, just in time for fall hunting season. Read More

5 Sep 18

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Klein Tools Acquires Ergodyne

Sept. 5, 2018 (Lincolnshire, IL.) – Klein Tools, Inc. and Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (the parent company of Ergodyne, “Ergodyne”) have announced today that Klein Tools has acquired Ergodyne. Ergodyne will be operated as a separate business unit in St. Paul, Minnesota, at its current headquarters. Tom Votel will remain president and continue to lead the Ergodyne team. Read More

21 Aug 18

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Winter Products Launch

St. Paul, Minn. (August 21, 2018) – To prepare workers for increasingly unpredictable winter weather, Ergodyne has announced an expansion of its N-Ferno® line of Tenacious Work Gear®, part of a larger campaign focused on educating safety managers and work crews on the keys to preventing, identifying and treating cold-related illnesses.
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25 Jul 18

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GloWear 8346Z Hi-Vis Vest

St. Paul, Minn. (July 26, 2018) – Ergodyne announced today an addition to its already extensive line of GloWear Hi-Vis Apparel. The new 6-pocket GloWear 8346Z Two-Tone Hi-Vis Class 3 Surveyor Vest is a budget-friendly hi-vis option with plenty of storage to keep the necessities of the workday at hand. Read More

20 Jul 18

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ANSI/ISEA 121 Standard Announcement

St. Paul, Minn (July 16, 2018) – The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced that the long anticipated “Dropped Objects Standard” has been approved. ANSI/ISEA 121-2018, American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions establishes minimum design, performance, and labeling requirements for product solutions that prevent falling objects and guidelines for testing that equipment. Read More