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A Turf Disaster Terraplas Could Have Prevented

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2015: A Record Year for Mine Safety!

Mine safety is a priority for CheckersAs 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

nab artCheckers 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

Checkers cable protection for film set safetyWith 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!

New Checkers CatalogWe 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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Checkers Safety Group | PIE 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at the Parking Industry Exhibition from February 28th to March 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Parking Today, PIE will celebrating 20 years of bringing parking industry professionals together in the name of innovation and education. Featuring a show floor with over 100 exhibitors as well as a […]

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Checkers Safety Group | The Rental Show 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at The Rental Show from February 22nd to the 24th, in Atlanta, GA. This year will be the 60th annual show for the ARA, and to commemorate this historical event, special displays will be set up around the convention hall with pictures and memories from past shows. For those without a nostalgic […]

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