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Checkers Safety Group | Cine Gear 2016

The Firefly will be displayed at Cine Gear 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at Cine Gear 2016 from June 2nd to the 5th, in Los Angeles, CA. Cine Gear is the premier annual trade show for professionals in the technology, entertainment and media industries. Not only a trade show, Cine Gear features film series competition screenings, seminars, and master classes, making it a crucial destination all things entertainment. Checkers has become a staple at Cine Gear, displaying our signature cable protectors, including the Yellowjacket for nineteen years running.

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Checkers Runs the Colfax Marathon!

Dubbed “The Ultimate Urban Tour,” the Colfax Marathon has become an annual Denver event ever since its inception in 2006. This year, Checkers sponsored three relay teams of five, as well as several individual runners participating in the 5k and half marathon events. While Colorado claims to offer 300 days of sunshine a year, this was not the case on Sunday, as runners woke to a gray sky and cool temperatures. Not that many minded, however, as these conditions were ideal for the long race. Team 2 took home the trophy this year, clocking a time of 4 hours and 4 minutes. We are all very proud of them, they did a great job. As the runners traversed the route, we couldn’t help but spot cable protectors. Nearly every relay handoff point featured a cable protection run, crucial to keeping runners safe.

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A Turf Disaster Terraplas Could Have Prevented

As summer approaches, so does concert season, and many university stadiums and sporting venues prepare to take advantage of off-season opportunities to collect extra revenue by hosting these events. Auburn University recently hosted a Kenny Chesney concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium and chose to protect the field with a competitor’s product rather than our Terraplas turf protection […]

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2015: A Record Year for Mine Safety!

As a manufacturer committed to mine safety, we here at Checkers are delighted to read this report from the National Safety Council reporting that 2015 was the safest year in the history of the mining industry! The fatality rate in 2015 was 0.0096 per 200,000 hours worked, which dropped significantly from the 2014 rate of 0.0144. The “all-injury rate” hit a historic low as well, clocking in at 2.28. Also noted in the article is the fact that safety citations and orders issued decreased by 11 percent. Our wheel chocks no doubt played a part in reducing that statistic, as they are MSHA approved.

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Terraplas Featured in SportsTurf Magazine!

Terraplas turf protection systems were recently featured in the April issue of SportsTurf Magazine, the leading publication in supplying content to groundskeepers, athletic field managers, parks and recreation personnel and more. The article focuses on a study conducted by the University of Connecticut to scientifically determine the most effective turf protection solutions. The products that […]

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Checkers Safety Group | NAB 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s NAB Show from April 18th to the 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Boasting over 1,700 exhibitors and over 100,000 media and entertainment professionals, NAB unleashes the entertainment industry, showcasing dynamic innovation and cutting-edge solutions. With nine different pavilions, each featuring a focus on a different emerging technology, NAB is home to the most exciting trends in the industry.

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Film Set Safety

With the bright lights and flashy special effects, it’s easy to forget that film sets are just as much work sites as construction zones or factory floors, and as such, film set safety is imperative. This recent article from OH&S reminds us of this, reporting on charges against Foodles Production Ltd over an incident that resulted in an injury to actor and national treasure Harrison Ford during the filming of “The Force Awakens.” Fortunately, Ford escaped the film with only a broken leg, far better off than his character, Han Solo. Still, this unfortunate accident highlights some of the safety hazards in the entertainment industry, hazards that we here at Checkers offer solutions to solve. Below are some of the innovative products we’ve designed with the entertainment industry in mind.

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Check Out Our New Checkers Catalog!

We are excited to announce that we have a new Checkers catalog for the 2016 year! Last year, Checkers grew exponentially, with AlturnaMATs, SVE, Zigma Ground Solutions, Firefly, GNR Technologies, Superior Manufacturing Group, and Terraplas all joining the Checkers family. As you can no doubt imagine, our catalog had to undergo substantial changes. Today, we’ll be going over some of those changes to help you find the solutions you need. To start out, you’ll see we’ve changed our color-coding system. In last year’s catalog, we had a different color for nearly every product page. This year, we’ve streamlined the organization in the new Checkers catalog to make it easier than ever to find exactly what you need.


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Our Neighbors at CU are Terraplas Owners!

Our friends and neighbors at the University of Colorado-Boulder are one of the first owners of the new Terraplas turf protection systems. This latest iteration of the system does not feature the traditional stripe pattern and is currently owned by a select few stadiums, including Levi’s Stadium, Soldier Field, and Lincoln Financial Field. Hundreds of colleges have […]

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Our Teams are Back from Haiti!

Checkers will be sending 20 of its employees on a mission trip to Haiti in February 2016. There, our employees will be in the community of Ouanaminthe, helping to reconstruct deteriorated structures, build water purification systems, and teaching school children.

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