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15 Mar 21
Battling Extreme Winter Cold to build the World’s Largest Ice Carousel
In February of 2021, North America found itself in the midst of a brutally long and bitter Polar Vortex. The unforgiving winter storm obliterated Texas’ power supply and plummeted temperatures across the central United States roughly 50 degrees below average. Needless to say, Mother Nature was not messing around. And while most of the country took refuge, Chuck Zwilling and his family took to the ice in Central Minnesota—enduring -34 degree temperatures in pursuit of a 12-acre, world record largest ice carousel. Read More
22 Dec 20
With cities across the United States and Canada continuing to experience record-high annual precipitation, it’s not really a matter of if you’re going to get wet—it’s when. And for those regularly working outdoors in rain or snow, a solid set of waterproof work gear is invaluable to getting the job done safely.
27 Oct 20
Preventing worksite fall accidents with ice cleats and spikeless traction devices.
If over a quarter century of America’s Funniest Home Videos has taught us anything, it’s that people fall—a lot. But with falls accounting for over 30,000 deaths in the U.S. each year (the third highest among accidental deaths), it’s not always as funny as Bob Saget, Tom Bergeron, Alfonso Ribiero or *insert dad-joke machine here* make it seem. And while Canada may not have AFV, they still have their fair share of wipeouts. Each year in the North, over 42,000 workers are injured in fall accidents—accounting for nearly one out of every five “time-loss injuries”.
30 Sep 20
21 Aug 20
St. Paul, Minn. (August 24, 2020) – With the launch of six new N-Ferno® warming products, Ergodyne is bringing the heat to the worksite this winter. Read More
17 Jun 20
How many shifts have ended with your hands feeling cold, wet and numb because your winter work gloves couldn’t do what they’re literally made to do? Well, and bear with us here, what if we told you it’s not always the gloves’ fault? Read More
24 Sep 19
St. Paul, Minn. (September 26, 2019) – Ergodyne announced the launch of their new flame-resistant (FR) balaclava, the latest addition to their N-Ferno® line of cold-weather gear. Built in collaboration with Polartec®, the new N-Ferno® 6847 Dual Compliant FR Balaclava Face Mask meets two flame-resistant standards, both NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112, and is one of the only balaclavas in the industry that is 100% compliant with both specs – not just partially constructed with compliant materials. Read More
23 Aug 19
4 Dec 18
21 Nov 18
Ever since our ancestors decided to forego their furry coats, live indoors and walk upright, man has been locked in a pitiless battle with Mother Nature. Winter especially conjures up romantic images of steam-breathing crews locked in a no-holds-barred Man vs. Nature Battle Royale. While it certainly takes a special degree of mental fortitude to forge ahead in the bitter cold (Cancun is for quitters!), workers won’t get by safely on grit alone—no matter how thick their blood or their beards. Read More