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3 Apr 17

Ergodyne Proud to Support Bosch Power Tour 2017



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Bosch Power Tour

St. Paul, Minn. (April 3, 2017) – Ergodyne is proud to announce its partnership with Bosch Power Tools and Simpson Strong-Tie® on the Bosch Power Tour 2017. More specifically, Ergodyne will be lending its industry-leading expertise to a tour that will make 120 stops throughout North America over the course of six months.

The three companies are joining forces to address the most critical safety concerns facing today’s construction workers: effectively handling heat stress, preventing tools from becoming dangerous dropped objects, and avoiding exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. The Bosch Power Tour is an education and innovation center that allows workers to get training (and a free lunch!) right where they work. The practical, hands-on education is tailored to trade professionals and provided by qualified trainers who lead jobsite programs on heat stress management and at-heights safety.

Part of the fabric of the North American construction industry for more than a century, Bosch has a legacy of supporting the working men and women who have built our local communities. Their innovative tools have allowed workers to get the job done safer, better, and more efficiently.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with Bosch and Simpson Strong-Tie®, two exceptional powerhouse brands,” said Tom Votel, president & CEO, Ergodyne. “As an industry leader in objects at heights and heat stress (and more), we believe our expertise will be of great value to the tour.”

“The Bosch Power Tour is an opportunity to add real value on the jobsite in terms of safety and better work practices,” said Erica Johnson, brand manager, Bosch Power Tools. “By bringing together best-in-class partner companies to address their respective expertise, Bosch is doing what it has always done – leading the industry by example.”

Ergodyne’s training for the Bosch Power Tour addresses heat stress management, including recognizing common heat-related illnesses, learning how to treat them, and the latest preventive best practices. Additionally, its at-heights safety training will stress how objects at-heights safety is as much about preventing dropped objects above as it is about protecting workers below.

For more information on the Bosch Power Tour 2017, visit www.boschpowertour.com.

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.

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 32,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. According to preliminary figures, in 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.

About Simpson Strong-Tie

For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has dedicated itself to creating structural products that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Considered an industry leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with construction professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Our engineered structural products and systems are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. They include structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and product solutions for repairing, protecting and strengthening concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on facebook, twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.