Voltgard®, a division of Saf-T-Gard International Inc., and Sqwincher, the hydration authority, are pleased to announce the winners of their International Lineman’s Rodeo Expo booth raffle prize drawing. Please join the companies in congratulating Patrick Hanes, Manager of Electric Transmission & Distribution at the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL), and Jeremy Schneck, Lineman at Westar Energy, on their prizes. Hanes was chosen as the recipient of the PRIMOS Double Bull Bullpen, and Schneck was selected to receive the PRIMOS Bullet Proof 2 Game Camera, both worth a combined value of $436.90.

The International Lineman’s Rodeo Expo took place October 12-13, 2016 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas. The event attracted more than 3,000 of the world’s top electric utility linemen, foremen, superintendents, training, safety and management personnel from investor-owned utilities, municipalities, rural electric membership coops (REMC), contractors and military. Both Voltgard and Sqwincher were first-time exhibitors, located at booths 100A and 100B, where visitors were encouraged to stop by and enter the raffle while learning about the products that directly address their on-the-job safety concerns. The winners were then selected at random after the expo ended.

Exposure to high voltages and challenging weather conditions such as rain and high temperatures are two of the most common occupational hazards that utility workers must face at any moment. While it is nearly impossible to eliminate the source of these threats, it is ALWAYS possible to control them with the proper safety equipment.

Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. is a global manufacturer, supplier, importer and exporter of industrial safety products and a proud distributor of Sqwincher hydration solutions. Specifically designed for industry, Sqwincher is an economical, effective method for reducing the rate of heat-stress-induced injuries while improving performance and productivity. Scientifically-formulated, Sqwincher electrolyte replacement drinks restore important mineral salts and fluids lost through dehydration, physical exertion and heat stress and are absorbed into the body significantly faster than water alone. Sqwincher also contains twice the potassium and half the sodium compared to other sports drinks. It is available in ZERO sugar, ZERO calorie or in naturally-sweetened and no-added-color LITE alternatives, which makes Sqwincher an all-around healthier selection! Saf-T-Gard offers Sqwincher Instant Powder or Liquid Concentrate configurations in a variety of flavors and packaging and dispensing options. Moreover, the new Sqwincher Double Cooler is the only cooler in the industry to properly dispense the beverages as formulated – dual serve, sanitary, no dilution, and no contamination. It is the preferred cooler for bucket trucks!

Furthermore, Saf-T-Gard also manufacturers its own Voltgard line of electrical safety products, including the Voltgard Water-Repellent Grain Cowhide Leather Protectors. These Voltgard Leather Protectors are the ideal choice for linemen, because their protective properties are not sacrificed when wet, and linemen work in all kinds of weather including the rain. Crafted by leather glove specialists, the Voltgard Leather Protectors fit properly over all industry-standard rubber insulating gloves and are available in a variety of styles to accommodate all of your electrical safety hand protection needs. They meet ASTM Standard F696 for construction, design and materials used. Voltgard Leather Protectors are available in a full range of low- and high-voltage styles and are the best protectors you will ever wear!

About Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. 

Located in Northbrook, Illinois, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. is a privately held family-owned and operated global supplier of industrial safety products. Founded in 1936 as Latex Glove Manufacturing Company, Saf‑T-Gard quickly evolved into a predominant manufacturer, distributor, importer and exporter of personal protective equipment, environmental safety, facility safety, first aid, public safety and electrical safety. Today, Saf-T-Gard carries on the tradition that was started more than 80 years ago: bringing customers the products, training and service they need to keep employees safe in the workplace. To learn more, please visit www.saftgard.com or call 1-800-548-GARD (4273).

About Sqwincher 

Sqwincher has been creating more productive and healthy people since 1975. A leader in electrolyte replacement drinks, Sqwincher has been credited with improving workplace safety, hydration, and focus in high-heat industrial environments. Sqwincher has now taken its expertise beyond the factory. Sports teams, runners, and ordinary people who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle are using Sqwincher. Its wide range of products means that there is a flavorful variant for every situation, from construction sites to Little League.


Telephone: +1 847-291-1600 • Fax: +1 847-291-1610 • E-Mail: safety@saftgard.com