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Northern Platforms to distribute SafeRack products

First exclusive distributor for the Alberta and British Columbia regions for SafeRack, which makes truck and railcar loading platform systems and safety equipment


June 14, 2017
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ANDREWS, South Carolina — Northern Platforms LTD is the first exclusive distributor for the Alberta and British Columbia regions for SafeRack LLC, a manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platform systems and safety equipment. The move comes after many years of sharing the same marketspace.

With petro-chem industries served by both companies, forward-thinking strategies have shifted to broaden market reach to level out peaks and valleys in business opportunities. Together, the companies hope their combined passion, expertise and customer-centricity will grow revenues and continue to provide customers with best-in-class safety products.

Fred Harmon, co-founder of SafeRack, noted the organization’s excitement, “The addition of Northern Platforms to our sales organization will add to the professionalism and excellence of our group.”

“At its core, SafeRack’s products and organizational standards align with our belief in offering our customers best-in-class products of the highest quality. Both of our organizations have worked tirelessly for over a decade to put our customers and the safety of their employees first. This partnership will allow Northern Platforms to expand on our core belief and add to an already comprehensive product and service offering,” said Rob Sawchuk, general manager at Northern Platforms.

The partnership enables Northern Platforms to offer its customers an extended product catalog that includes SafeRack loading platforms, gangways and fall protection, ErectaStep modular work platforms, ladders and stairs, RollaStep mobile access units and YellowGate safety gates.

SafeRack is a SixAxis LLC company based in Andrews, SC. Founded in 2003, the company manufactures industrial safety products and provides design and construction services that improve worker safety and productivity in truck, railcar and other industrial loading applications.

Family-owned Northern Platforms Ltd, based out of Leduc, Alberta and founded in 2001, supplies safe access equipment, loading racks, and loading arms. The goal of Northern Platforms Ltd is to be recognized within the loading rack and loading arm business as the most knowledgeable “go to” source for safe access, loading racks, and loading arms.