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Radians Company History & Awards

Radians was founded in 1997 basically on the introduction of one product, the AV, a combination hearing (Audio) and eyewear (Visual) protection product. Fifteen years later, we have a comprehensive line of thousands of safety products with over 80 styles of eyewear, safety apparel, barricade tape, head gear, performance gloves, work boots, and accessories. What follows are some of the highlights about our growth into an industry leader, including patents, awards, licensing partners, and facility expansion.

  • Radians founded in Memphis, TN. Primarily focused on Safety Eyewear and Hearing Protection in the Sporting Goods channel.
  • Company was founded on unique combination Eyewear and Hearing protection product. Awarded first Patent (# 5,781,272) for Radians AV. (July 14, 1998)
  • Launched safety products into the Industrial Safety channel.
  • Became member of the National Safety Council – NSC.
  • Joined STAFDA. The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association is a not-for-profit educational trade association comprised of distributors, manufacturers, and rep agents of light construction, industrial, and related products.
  • Global licensing agreement with DEWALT.
  • Acquired Techna International Safety Products in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Licensing partnership with Mossy Oak & Realtree.
  • Radians rebrands with new logo.
  • Licensing agreement with REMINGTON.
  • Launched safety products into the Hardware channel.
  • Global expansion into Australia.
  • Acquired SSI Footwear Company and launched product line of DEWALT footwear.
  • Launched Hard Hats Division.
  • Opened RadWest – Sparks, NV facility.
  • Business TN - 50 Fastest Growing Companies in TN (August).
  • AIT Worldwide Logistics – 2006 Diamond Customer of the Year.
  • SMG – Rich Harper Commitment to Excellence.
  • Global licensing agreement with BLACK & DECKER.
  • Business TN – Hot 100 Fastest Growing Companies in TN (December).
  • Professional Builder – 100 Best New Products – Remington RG-10 Glove.
  • Tools of the Trade – DEWALT DPG20 Glove - Top 10 Work Glove (July/August).
  • Radians launches Black & Decker safety products.
  • Acquired Custom Molded Plugs Patent # US 8,184,838.
  • Launched new category - RADWEAR High Visibility Safety Vests.
  • SMG – Rich Harper Commitment to Excellence.
  • SMG – JMA Award for exceptional supplier commitment.
  • Converted all warehouse and inventory operations to Scan Guns.
  • Launched new category – Barricade Tape.
  • Launched RADLINK Distributor Website – Distributors now have total access to order online, review past orders, and download marketing materials.
  • SMG – Rich Harper Commitment to Excellence Award.
  • SMG - JMA Award for exceptional supplier commitment.
  • Joined IGA.
  • SMG – Presidents Choice Award.
  • Acquired Carolina Safety Sport (CSS) & ZIP-N-RIP™ Patent # 7,735,151.
  • Opened Manufacturing facility in Dallas, TX.
  • DPA Safety Award– Marketing Outside of the Box.
  • Orr Safety Award – Largest Percentage Sales Growth.
  • Expanded RadWest Facility.
  • Joined Sphere 1.
  • Joined Evergreen Marketing Group.
  • Moved into new Headquarters facility in Memphis, TN in December.
  • Became a member of ISEA.
  • Awarded ISO certification.

  • Opened Radians Europe office in London, England.
  • 36,000 sq ft. warehouse expansion begins at Corporate Headquarters in Memphis, TN.
  • Radians secures licensing agreements with Bone Collector™.
  • Radians establishes partnership and licensing agreements with Smith & Wesson® and M&P® by Smith & Wesson®.
  • Radians acquires Crossfire Safety Eyewear, a premium brand of safety glass known for its cutting edge designs and sports appeal.
  • Radians begins production of its product spotlight video library. These videos are available for viewing at www.Radians.com or www.YouTube.com/RadiansInc.
  • Radians’ acoustical testing laboratory was accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code 500090-0).
  • Radians moves its Made in USA foam plug manufacturing from Dallas, TX, to its headquarters in Memphis, TN.
  • Radians invests in Pick Module Automation at its Memphis Headquarters to deliver higher levels of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Radians is honored with the 2013 Safety Marketing Group (SMG) Peak Performer of the Year Award at the 26th Annual SMG Conference in Las Vegas.
  • Radians announces new partnership with Canadian Distributor Bob Dale Gloves Limited to distribute Radians’ safety gear throughout Canada.
  • RadWest moves from Sparks, NV, to a new facility in Reno, NV, tripling warehouse space.
  • Radians Industrial Channel enters the heat stress management PPE category with the introduction of its cooling products line called Arctic Skull™.


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Memphis, TN 38141

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