Safe Fleet Continues Portfolio Expansion with Randall Manufacturing Acquisition

Randall LogoBELTON, MO (January 13, 2017) – Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the acquisition of Randall Manufacturing LLC (“Randall”).

Established nearly 20 years ago in suburban Chicago, Illinois, Randall is a leading manufacturer of specialized products used mainly in refrigerated semi-trailers in connection with the transportation of food and beverages.

Randall’s Temperature Control Products division provides insulated partitions, known as bulkheads and center divides, that are used to segregate refrigerated trailers into different temperature zones. Randall Access products provide safety and productivity solutions across any type of truck or trailer.

“Randall is an excellent addition to Safe Fleet’s portfolio. Through innovation and consistent execution they have developed a high level of brand equity and trust with their customers and end-users,” stated John Knox, CEO of Safe Fleet. “The Randall brand and product line strongly complement the ROM and Bustin brands of Safe Fleet’s Truck and Trailer offerings. We are delighted to welcome Fred Jevaney and the Randall organization to Safe Fleet. Fred will manage the combined Randall and Safe Fleet Truck and Trailer businesses.”

“This opportunity with Safe Fleet is compelling for our customers and our employees,” said Fred Jevaney, Randall CEO, who has been with the company since inception. “I’m excited to continue leading Randall as well as the Safe Fleet Truck and Trailer business and expanding our customer offerings and solutions. The broad product offerings within Safe Fleet will allow us even greater opportunity for growth and serving our customers.”

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

About Randall Manufacturing
Since 1996, Randall Manufacturing has been serving the foodservice delivery industry with products that protect inventory, improve productivity, and promote safety. It is a leading manufacturer of specialized products used mainly in refrigerated semi-trailers in connection with the safe and efficient transportation of food and beverages. Customers include food distributors, food retailers, and other fleet operators to ensure food quality, driver safety, and productivity. It operates under three divisions Temperature Control Products, Access Products and Warehouse Products out of two facilities located in suburban Chicago, Illinois. For more information on Randall Manufacturing please visit www.randallmfg.com.

Quetico Partners LLC advised Randall Manufacturing on the transaction.

About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military. Within Truck and Trailer, the ROM and Bustin brands provide a variety of access and safety products specific to over the road semi-trailers, including refrigerated semi-trailers. With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

Contact Information:
Lori Jetha
ljetha@safefleet.net
877.630.7366

1,390 Kindness Conversations Started

National Social Campaign Holds Coloring Contest to Spread Kindness and Stop Bullying

BELTON, MO (November 22, 2016) –Safe Fleet’s United Against Bullying (UAB) program held its annual Coloring Contest from September through October, 2016. This year’s theme was ‘Kindness Is Cool’ and the coloring sheet featured Buddy the Safety Bear being kind to his friend, Squirrel. The contest reached 1,390 students in cities around North America with the entries submitted by teachers, counselors, school bus drivers, and parents.

The UAB program is the social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. The sole purpose of the coloring contest campaign and the grant funding available each year is to start conversations on kindness and to stop bullying. UAB envisions a world without bullying – full of kindness, empathy, and safety.

“Keeping children and adults safe is the forefront of everything we do.” said John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “We will continue to provide contests, funding, and resources to help create respectful environments, to empower young people, and to end bullying.”

This year there were so many excellent entries, especially in the 11+ category, that it was decided to include Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of the winners:

5-7 year Winner: Sydney Constantine-Cowie, Lake Harriet Community School, Minneapolis, MN

5-7 year Honorable Mentions: Jack Wagner William Perrin, St. Edward School, Cynthiana, KY and Verenice Gonzalez-Vences, Beardsley Elementary School, Elkhart, IN

8-10 year Winner: Harry Park, Richard Bulpitt Elementary School, Langley, BC

8-10 year Honorable Mentions: Layla Macatangay, Mountview Road Elementary School, Morris Plains, NJ and Shayla Hense, Scott M. Ellis Elementary, Greenville, NY

11+ Winner: Ashton Nicole Dove, Livingston Central High, Smithland, KY

11+ Honorable Mentions: Josey Mae Tolley, Livingston Central High, Smithland, KY; Malisa Lo, Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei, HI; Josie McCormick, Eastwood Elementary, Elkhart, IN; and Janine Hu, École Banting Middle School, Coquitlam, BC

Thank you to to everyone who introduced the Coloring Contest to children and had conversations on how kindness stops bullying. UAB will continue to share resources and tools to help support anti-bullying programs in Canada and the United States.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world.  These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

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For more information about this release, please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

unitedagainstbullying.net

United Against Bullying’s 2016 “Kindness is Cool” Coloring Contest Announced

Bear with sign-cyanSafe Fleet is excited to announce the annual United Against Bullying Coloring Contest. The contest is sponsored by Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries to encourage a conversation about kindness and bullying with youth. This year the theme is Kindness is Cool.

The Contest runs from September 1 – October 31, 2016 and is open to all school-age children in the US and Canada. One winner will be selected from each of three age groups: 5-7, 8-10, and 11+. Winners will receive a Kindness is Cool medal, a United Against Bullying button, a Build-a-Bear certificate, and a small mascot bear (Buddy the Safety Bear). The school or organization submitting a winning entry will get an award of $500 towards an anti-bullying initiative.

All school districts and organizations working with kids are invited to download and distribute the coloring sheet, encourage coloring, and submit the finished works-of-art. It is our hope that this Contest creates an opportunity to talk about bullying: what to do if a child is being bullied or if kids see someone being bullied, to speak out against it, where to get support, and how being kind makes everyone feel good. Teaching empathy and kindness stops bullying.

Please visit the following link for more information on prizes, rules or to download the coloring sheet, unitedtoendbullying.com/contests/.

Downloads for the coloring sheet and contest flyer are also available on the right.

Please visit the United Against Bullying pages on Facebook and Twitter to Like, Follow and Share with your friends and family.

We wish everyone a happy time coloring, talking, and inspiring kindness!

 

Safe Fleet Names New Territory Manager for Southeast Region

Mike Maxwell

Mike Maxwell

Safe Fleet is excited to announce that Mike Maxwell has been appointed Territory Manager responsible for Commercial Vehicle in the Southeast region. Maxwell will be based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University and has nearly 30 years’ experience including time selling parts into aftermarket distribution as well as diagnostics and fleet management products into the heavy duty truck fleet market. He recently worked for Robert Bosch, Noregon Systems and Wells Lamont.

He and his wife, Barbara, have three daughters. He is a native Chicagoan and settled into Chattanooga after eight moves, for the weather, scenic beauty and outdoor activities. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and being partial to older homes, spends a lot of time fixing or maintaining them.

He can be reached at 816-506-7057or by email at mmaxwell@safefleet.net.

We are excited to welcome Mike to the Safe Fleet team!

Kindness for Kids: United Against Bullying Grant Winners Announced

Safe Fleet Awards $55,000 for Anti-Bullying Initiatives

BELTON, MO (August 2, 2016) –Safe Fleet is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Program. The UAB program is the national social campaign of Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. This year, the company donated $55,000 to applicants who presented the best strategies to stop bullying and inspire kindness in their communities.

Schools and organizations working with youth were invited to plan an anti-bullying project and apply for a grant from February 24, the official Pink Shirt Day, to June 30, 2016. Over one hundred applications, almost double from 2015, were submitted to Safe Fleet from North American school districts, school transportation departments, and non-profit entities. The applicants’ objectives included the creation of new anti-bullying awareness and kindness projects, expansion of existing programs, positive behavior recognition, school bus driver training, and purchasing school bus equipment to help reduce bullying incidents.

“It was inspiring to receive so many initiatives empowering students to be kind and compassionate, and to stand up to bullying,” says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “Thank you to everyone who applied for the United Against Bullying Grant. Many proposals were well-detailed and inspiring, making the selections difficult. United by the cause, we applaud every community for every action taken to keep kids safe and happy.”

2016 United Against Bullying Grant Winners:

  • Anglophone South SD
  • Brainerd ISD
  • Connellsville Area SD
  • Crossroads Youth Center’s Unite Against Bullying ME Project
  • Duncan Public Schools
  • Florence ISD
  • Flowing Wells Unified SD #8
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Isle of Wight County Schools
  • KWRL Transportation Cooperative
  • Lafayette County SD
  • Leon County Schools
  • Lewiston-Porter CSD
  • Maryvale Union Free SD
  • Norristown Area SD
  • Palmer River Elementary School
  • Plum Borough SD
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Round Valley Schools USD #10
  • Shanksville-Stonycreek SD
  • Somerset Independent SD 536
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division
  • Stafford Township SD
  • Stepping Stones Mental Health and   Counseling Inc.
  • Three Village CSD
  • Weller Health Education Center

The annual Safe Fleet’s United Against Bullying Grant Program will re-open to school communities and organizations working with youth next year to help stop bullying in communities and empower young people. Detailed information about the program, as well as tools, resources, stories of grant winners and news on anti-bullying events are available on the campaign website:  unitedagainstbullying.net.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world.  These brands serve five major markets: Bus, Rail and RV, Truck and Trailer, Work Truck, Emergency, Waste, and Industrial and Military.  With over 1,100 employees and 10 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and our portfolio of brands please visit www.safefleet.net.

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For more information about this release please contact:

Teresa Lynne
United Against Bullying Program Coordinator
teresa.lynne@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

unitedagainstbullying.net