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30 Jul 07

Ergodyne Adds Tool Rigs And Components To Arsenal® Line

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Arsenal® Adds Tool Rigs

St. Paul, Minn. (July 30, 2007)—Ergodyne today announces the addition of premium top-grain black leather tool rigs to its Arsenal® equipment storage systems – a broad line of tool belts, tool bags and accessories introduced last winter.

“We build our leather tool rigs with an understanding of what pro trades people need for day-in, day-out work – high-quality construction, durability, safety and comfort. And black top-grain leather definitely reflects the tenacious attitude of these guys and gals,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO, Ergodyne.

About Arsenal® Leather Tool Rigs

Arsenal® leather tool rigs and components are made of durable top-grain leather, which offers abrasion resistance combined with supple comfort. Reversed leather pouches make for smooth access to pouch contents, while the patented corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated storm drains keep tools and fasteners ventilated and dry. Heavy gauge, nickel-plated rivets at key stress points and heavy gauge six- and nine-ply nylon stitching maintain structural integrity over the long haul.

Arsenal® leather tool rigs include a comfortable three-inch ranger-style black leather belt, tool pockets, fastener pouches and a hammer or tape measure holder. Workers can choose from standard models or “build their own” with any combination of components including specialized pouches for drywallers and electricians. The smooth, top-grain black leather, combined with gray trim and brushed metal badging on the pouch front create a classic, “this guy means business” look.

Tool Rigs: Productivity and Safety Benefits

Tool rigs are essentially wearable workstations, designed to provide “a place for everything and everything in its place.” For the worker, that translates into saved time and increased productivity. The keys to achieving these benefits are customizing the rig to fit the job at hand and picking the right rig components to hold tools where they’re needed.

For workers on the move, heavy tool boxes can act like anchors, concentrating weight into one hand or one side and putting workers in unbalanced, precarious situations. A well-thought-out tool rig helps workers distribute tools around their bodies – not only for easy access and convenience – but for balance and safety as well. With a tool rig, workers can keep both hands free and both feet free, allowing for at least three points of contact while ascending or descending ladders. And having predictable pouch pockets on the rig means workers can keep both eyes – and one hand – on the work, important in aerial or elevated jobs where grip is critical.

Key Arsenal® Tool Rigs and Components

5400/5401 Framer/Builder Tool Rig: This 21-pocket top-grain tool rig for framers and general carpentry includes a ranger-style belt, 11-pocket tool pouch, 10-pocket fastener pouch and hammer or tape measure holder. Sizes M – 3 XL.
5404/5405 Trimmer/Compact Tool Rig: This compact 16-pocket top-grain leather tool rig is designed for trim work and light framing. It comes with a ranger-style belt, 8-pocket tool pouch, 8-pocket fastener pouch and hammer or tape measure holder. Sizes M – 3 XL.
5408/5409 Electricians Tool Rig: This 26-pocket top-grain leather tool rig for electricians includes a ranger-style belt, 11-pocket tool pouch, 15-pocket electricians pouch and hammer or tape measure holder. Sizes M – 3XL.
5418 Carpenter’s Apron: Made of black split leather, this 12-pocket standard setup includes riveted pouches, four fastener pockets, seven tool holders, a tape measure/fastener pocket and two hammer loops. One Size.
5422 Framer/Builder Tool Pouch: This 11-pocket top-grain leather tool pouch includes hammer loop, three large pockets for fasteners and tools, eight pockets for small tools and a large tape holder.
5428 Trimmer/Compact Tool Pouch: With eight pockets, this top-grain leather tool pouch is designed for trim work and light framing. It has two large pockets for fasteners and tools, five pockets for small tools, a hammer loop and nickel-plated swivel clip.
5442 Drywall Pouch: This top-grain leather pouch was designed specifically for drywall tools and fasteners and includes one large pocket, eight small pockets and a nickel-plated, angled hammer loop.
5448 Electrician’s Pouch: Specifically designed for electrician tools and fasteners, this top-grain leather pouch has one large pocket, 11 pockets for small tools, meters and wire cutters, a T-chain tape holder, two back wall slots and a nickel-plated swivel clip.

For more information, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

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.