SOURCE: Checkers Industrial Products, Inc.

Checkers Industrial Products, Inc.

September 16, 2015 17:15 ET

Checkers Industrial Safety Products Acquires GNR Technologies' Parking Lot Safety Business

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwired - September 16, 2015) - Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the leading industrial safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of the parking lot safety business of GNR Technologies®. As a leader in parking lot safety and damage prevention products, GNR manufactures a variety of recycled rubber products and creates solutions that protect motorists and pedestrians from the perils of today's parking lots. As such, GNR's products have been designed and developed with speed reduction and driver and pedestrian safety in mind. GNR has manufacturing facilities in Canada and Mexico, and services customers globally in the public and private sectors.

Checkers focuses on safety and asset protection with a full line of ground-based products aimed at vehicle and pedestrian safety, as well as work place safety. Checkers' history began with the wheel chock, which has since become a safety standard for parked vehicles in a variety of industries. Today, Checkers operates as a full-service safety products manufacturer offering wheel chocks, cable management systems, matting and ground protection, cribbing, and parking stops and speed bumps. The acquisition of GNR's parking lot safety business brings the Easy Rider® speed bumps, Safety Rider® mini humps, and Park-It® car stops into the Checkers product portfolio. These GNR brands complement the existing Checkers recycled plastic bumps and stops.

"Checkers has proven to be an innovative leader in safety products in many industries, including traffic and vehicle safety. This acquisition combines two safety leaders who cross sell into many of the same industries," commented GNR President Alain Masson. "Checkers' commitment to develop the GNR brands and provide our customers with an expanded product offering was very appealing. Together, we are determined to continue to provide our customers with the same quality products and service they have experienced in the past."

"The addition of the GNR product line to the Checkers family gives us a global presence in the traffic safety markets, something that, until now, Checkers has only been known for within the US. This acquisition continues to expand on our global growth initiative in a business category we have wanted to grow for some time," said Checkers' Director of Business Development Will Eaton. "GNR has a great team with great products and we are excited to have them as part of the Checkers family."

The GNR Technologies parking lot safety business will continue operations out of their established offices in Mexico and Canada.

About GNR Technologies
Founded in 1995, GNR Technologies® is a market leader in the manufacturing of recycled rubber parking lot safety devices. GNR produces a variety of solutions with the focused mission of promoting safety in parking lots worldwide. Their products emphasize quality workmanship, innovative design, and competitive pricing and serve parking lot facilities through partnering with dedicated distributors worldwide. They have offices in Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit

About Checkers Industrial Safety Products
Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded industrial and commercial safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, safety lights, ground protection & matting products for both indoor and outdoor application and professional use, parking stop and bumps, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, oil & gas, military, entertainment, construction, and aviation markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets. For more information, visit

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