October 3rd, 2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KENT, WASHINGTON — Guardian Fall Protection, a leading innovator in the fall protection industry, is proud to announce our acquisition of our new subsidiary company, Norguard Industries. Based in Ontario, Canada, Norguard Industries is a top provider of fall protection equipment, and offers a diverse range of products, as well as more than twenty years of experience committed to ensuring worker safety. Those at Norguard Industries are excited to be joining Guardian, and look forward to helping us grow as leaders in the industry we dedicate ourselves to everyday.
Norguard Industries brings to Guardian an international partner who is knowledgeable and skilled in providing all-inclusive fall protection services. Besides their varied and high-quality equipment options, Norguard Industries has on-site testing and training facilities, as well as an engineering and custom product design and installation department. They also offer job site consultation and hazard assessment services, and are experts in Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and American National Standards Institute regulations (ANSI).
While retaining their company name and product branding, Norguard Industries is now a fully owned and operated subsidiary of Guardian Fall Protection, and will assist Guardian in continuing to achieve our goal of bringing first-rate fall protection equipment to all of North America and the rest of the world.
Ed Marquardt, President of Guardian Fall Protection, conveys the enthusiasm felt by everyone at Guardian when he says,
This is a very exciting time for Guardian Fall Protection. In 2008, Guardian acquired QualCraft Industries for the purpose of expanding our retail sales strategy, along with developing our tools for the small trades. Now, with the acquisition of Norguard Industries, Guardian will expand its existing product offering north of the border. The great brand name of Norguard Industries will continue on along with their corporate office in Sudbury, Ontario.
Going forward, Tina Desjardins, who has been actively involved as VP of Operations for Norguard for the past 18 years, also Daughter to Norm Desjardins, will act as the President of our GF Protection of Canadian Inc. On behalf of all the employees of our entire organization, we wish the best to Norm and his wife, Denise, and congratulate them on their long deserved retirement.
And Tina Desjardins echoes the same sentiment, saying,
I am confident and excited to join Guardian Fall Protection, and expand our market to our distributors in the Canadian market. We look forward to the continued growth and expansion of our fall protection brand. I am looking forward to the changes ahead as the business extends across all areas of fall protection.
Throughout our history, Guardian has always looked to form positive and productive relationships with companies that not only provide especially high-quality services, but who are as devoted to and invested in fall protection as we are. In Norguard Industries, we have found an established and productive business that we are excited to add to our ever-growing company.
About Guardian Fall Protection
Founded in 1993, Guardian Fall Protection is an international leader in fall protection equipment, engineered systems, and ladder safety products. Our brands include Guardian, ESG, Framepro, Qualcraft Industries, Trojan Tools, and now, Norguard Industries. At Guardian, we strive every day to produce and provide high quality equipment at competitive prices. All of our products are designed to meet or exceed all applicable American National Standards Institute and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. For more information about Guardian Fall Protection, please visit www.guardianfall.com, or call 1.800.466.6385.
About Norguard Industries
Founded in 1989, Norguard Industries specializes in the field of fall protection and post fall rescue by manufacturing the highest quality equipment and offering expert technical service. Norguard Industries is continually expanding its line of fall protection, confined space, and rescue products to meet the needs of worldwide users. Their manufacturing facility, located in Sudbury, Ontario, is an ISO registered company that complies with all applicable safety regulations, with an on-site CSA testing facility.
Norguard Industries has earned a reputation for quality and outstanding customer service. Norguard Industries receives feedback from customers and creates innovative products that deliver the foremost protection, functionality, and durability. For more information about Norguard Industries, please visit www.norguard.com, or call 1.800.267.6855.
For More Information, Please Contact:
Jasson Farrier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Guardian Fall Protection
26609 79th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Phone:1.800.466.6385 ext. 301