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17 Feb 11

Ergodyne Adds New Line Of Shax Portable Work Shelters

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SHAX® Portable Work Shelters

St. Paul, Minn. (February 17, 2011) – Ergodyne announced today the official launch of SHAX Portable Work Shelters– including a Pop-Up Series (6000 Utility 10’x10’ Tent and 6020 Lightweight 10’x10’ Tent) as well as a Seating Series (6030 Stool, 6040 Stool with Back, and 6060 Armchair).

Engineered with the jobsite – not the backyard – in mind, these portable tents offer instant shelter and durable features like powder-coated steel frames and a rugged Polyester shell with PU and UV coatings. No matter where the job takes you, SHAX Portable Work Shelters are there to provide versatile, durable protection from the elements.

“Our SHAX Portable Work Shelters deliver on the rising and real safety concerns surrounding heat stress and UV protection,” said Tom Votel, CEO and president of Ergodyne. “These aren’t your outdoor BBQ tents – although, you can use them for that too.”

The tents boast a 10’x10’ footprint, yet are easy to assemble and lightweight (less than 50 lbs.). Additional features include a double vented top for maximum air flow, reflective accents, and a wheeled storage bag for easy transport. SHAX seating comes in backless (6030) and backed (6040 & 6060) versions for workers to take a load off and stay cool in the shade.

Ideal for workers who could fall victim to heat stress illnesses, shelters like SHAX are more than recommended in some states like California – they are required. California’s OSHA board recently strengthened their regulations by requiring employers to provide an area with shade (canopies, umbrellas, or other temporary structures that block direct sunlight) above a certain temperature (see California Code of Regs, Title 8, 3395(d)). With workers putting in longer hours in increasingly severe climates, understanding heat stress and how to prevent it is vital to keeping workers safe on the job.

SHAX Portable Work Shelters are available March 1, 2011 at all authorized Ergodyne distributors. For a sneak peek, stop by the AgSafe Conference from February 22-25 in Monterey, California. More information, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features

  • Rugged polyester shell
  • Powder coated steel frame
  • Double vented top for maximum air flow
  • UV coating to block out the harshest rays,
  • PU coating to stop Mother Nature’s wettest days
  • Reflective accents for enhanced visibility
  • Weight of less than 50 pounds
  • Convenient wheel bag for easy storage and transport
  • Detachable sidewalls are available for the 6000 SHAX model

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.