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Press Release February 22, 2013
R3 Safety continues to enhance customer service by adding new sales and marketing team members.

Jessica Read and Peggy Feldman join the R3 Safety Inside Sales Team. Jessica has a background in sales, industrial research and product execution, while Peggy has more than 30 years experience in industrial sales, most recently as an account manager with King Bag. Jessica will cover Wisc, Ill, Mo, Ark and La and Peggy will manage Texas.

Slavka Younger is R3 Safety's new business development manager for the southern region. Slavka has more than 10 years of experience in sales and sales management. Most recently, she was director of sales for Praetorian Group, Inc's. Calibre Press and PoliceOneAcademy, an online media and training company for public safety personnel.

Amy Ashcraft joins R3 Safety as a marketing coordinator. In her new role, Amy is responsible for catalog program development, trade show planning, Website manage and marketing program coordination. She has more than 17 years of design print and marketing experience most recently with OKI Bering as a project marketing specialist.

"We are pleased to welcome these outstanding people to our team", said R3 General Manager Jim Walker. "They will help our safety distribution business partners succeed within their current market areas, whether they operate on a local level or throughout North America."

Press Release May 14, 2012
U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot (OH) Presents R3 Safety with DPA Safety Supplier of the Year Award

United States Congressman, Steve Chabot (OH) made a special visit to R3 Safety headquarters in Fairfield, Ohio on May 14, 2012. His visit included a tour of the facility and introductions to the R3 Safety employees. While there, he presented Jim Walker of R3 Safety (www.R3safety.com) with the 2011 DPA Safety Supplier of the Year Award.

DPA Executive Director, Zachary T. Haines commented, "Having Congressman Chabot present the DPA Safety Supplier of the Year Award was an honor and a privilege." Haines continued, "R3 Safety has been a DPA Safety preferred supplier since 2008 and has shown outstanding support to the DPA Buying Group and its members."

Congratulations to DPA Safety Supplier of the Year, R3 Safety (Fairfield, OH).

U.S. Congressman, Steve Chabot - OH (left) Presents Supplier of the Year

R3 Safety Jim Walker (second from left)

Also pictured: Zachary T. Haines and Jarred Kennedy of DPA Safety







Press Release March 3, 2012
R3 Safety's Inside Sales Team Grows!

R3 Safety LLC, has announced the addition of Jamie Knowles and Steve Bowman to its inside sales team. The two new positions are within the R3 Inside Sales Team, sales professionals that work on already existing accounts, with specialization in skills that are targeted to customers' existing needs and issues.

Jamie Knowles has been with R3 Safety for nine years, and has experience in customer service, account management and buying. He has also received training in QSSP. Prior to joining R3 Safety, he sold products and services in a variety of industries.

Steve Bowman has been employed with R3 Safety for almost five years before accepting this position; he was selected due to his experience in customer service and sales.

"Our new inside sales team will help our customers better understand the solutions that, together, we can provide for their customers," said R3 Safety General Manager Jim Walker. "Jamie and Steve's knowledge of safety products and our customers' markets, coupled with their passion for providing exceptional service, will promote opportunities for our customers' expansion and growth."

Bowman and Knowles will work out of the Fairfield Ohio office.

About R3Safety: R3 Safety is the leading redistributor of safety equipment in the United States and Canada, serving the construction, industrial, manufacturing.


Press Release January 13, 2010
CriticalTool Names R3 Safety Supplier of the Year

Firms Partner Together to Drive Strong Sales Growth Despite Economic Conditions

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - January 13, 2010 - CriticalTool, a leading online specialty distributor of industrial safety equipment, today announced that Wilmington, Ohio-based R3 Safety has been awarded its Supplier of the Year award for 2009.

"We are proud to honor our partnership with R3 Safety with our Supplier of the Year award," said Rathi Niyogi with CriticalTool. "They delivered a customized solution that accommodates our unique business needs and drive cost savings and revenue for both firms."

"We are very proud to receive this recognition and it clearly demonstrates the success created when customers and suppliers collaborate at all levels of customer service, sales and delivery," said Jim Walker, General Manager of North America for R3 Safety.

CriticalTool's business model has evolved from a traditional, locally focused distributor to a technology driven online seller, directly driving cost savings and better economies of scale for its customers. By using automation to process small orders, customers no longer have to buy large quantities of items to get them at affordable pricing.

"The partnership with CriticalTool demonstrates R3 Safety's ability to adapt to changing market conditions over many different market segments and was one of the key components in our firm's success during 2009," said Nick Mercadante, Regional Business Manager of R3 Safety. "We can now help customers like CriticalTool source all their Personal Protective Equipment in one place, reducing their cost to acquire these products in the process."

"Businesses are using companies such as CriticalTool more and more for their safety product sourcing and other procurement activities," Niyogi said. "By creating key partnerships like we have with R3 Safety, we will continue to drive better pricing and product availability for our customers. This will help them save valuable money that can create more jobs while not compromising customer and employee safety."

For more information about CriticalTool, or to learn more about how the innovative web catalog can save your firm money on its industrial safety needs, please visit their website at www.criticaltool.com.

More information about R3 Safety, and its comprehensive list of safety related items, is available at www.r3safety.com.

Media Contacts:
Rathi Niyogi
CriticalTool, Inc.
Phone: 610-814-2336

Joe Brancato
R3 Safety
Phone: 937-655-5900

Press Release January 5, 2010
R3 Safety's Oakland, New Jersey Warehouse Relocates to Scotia, New York

Effective, Friday January 8, 2010, R3 Safety's Oakland, New Jersey warehouse will close to relocate to Scotia, New York. The Scotia location will be fully operational on Monday, January 11, 2010.

The relocation of the warehouse to the Scotia facility is advantageous for R3 Safety and R3 Safety's customers. "The new warehouse is larger and is in a location to better serve our customers in the Northeast" said Jim Walker, General Manager, R3 Safety.