SOURCE: Checkers Industrial Products, Inc.

Checkers Industrial Safety Products

August 19, 2015 14:00 ET

Checkers Industrial Safety Products Announces the Acquisition of Superior Manufacturing Group

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwired - August 19, 2015) - Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the industry leading safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc., a leader in premium, industrial and commercial floor matting products. As a pioneer in the manufacturing of high-quality, performance floor matting, Superior has operations in the United States and in Europe serving a wide variety of markets in industrial, food service, commercial, and home applications.

"Checkers' acquisition of Superior combines two industry leaders with large market crossover. Serving similar industries, this acquisition enables Superior and Checkers to expand our entire product portfolio globally," commented Jim Wood, Managing Director - Operations of Superior's business unit under the new ownership. "All of the products our customers have come to know and love under the Superior and Notrax names will remain the same."

Checkers is committed to sustainable growth while providing the "best value" solutions to our customers. This acquisition brings NOTRAX, AKRO, APEX, and HomeTrax Designs into the Checkers family. These Superior brands complement the recent Checkers' acquisitions of AlturnaMATS and SVE Portable Roadways, producers of medium- to heavy-duty ground protection matting products. The combined product offering now includes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty ground protection and floor matting products for multiple end markets, including home, commercial, food service, industrial, landscaping, construction, utility, oil & gas, and mining applications. Checkers is now the only company worldwide that offers both indoor and outdoor safety matting products into common markets and customers.

"Superior is one of the world's largest manufacturers of floor matting products and for over 65 years has been an industry leader. This investment allows us to expand our product portfolio to our core markets and key distribution partners, while simultaneously entering new markets such as commercial, janitorial/sanitation and food service markets" said Checkers' President Ray Torres. "We are excited to have a company of Superior's caliber joining the family."

Superior Manufacturing Group will continue operations out of their facilities in the US and the Netherlands under the guidance of Rene Vieveen, Executive Vice President and Managing Director and Jim Wood, Managing Director of Operations.

About Superior Manufacturing Group
Established in Chicago, Illinois in 1948, Superior Manufacturing Group is a pioneer in the manufacturing of high quality, performance floor matting. A family-owned and operated business for over 65 years, Superior began as a modest manufacturing and repair shop for rubber entrance matting. Superior has grown into one of the largest integrated manufacturers of floor matting products in the world with a dedication to serving the needs of the floor matting industry. For more information, visit

About Checkers Industrial Safety Products
Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, safety lights, ground protection & matting, 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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