ErgodyneThe company known for its Tenacious Work Gear celebrated its 35th birthday party Tuesday night at the NSC Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas.

Attendees enjoyed a performance by legendary R&B band Tower of Power (photo at right by ISHN’s Dave Johnson).

Ergodyne is under new ownership, having been acquired in September by Klein Tools, Inc., a sixth-generation, family-owned company founded in 1857. Ergodyne continues to operate as a separate business unit at its St. Paul, Minnesota headquarters and Tom Votel (shown above) remains president.

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.