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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. Eighteen years later, Radians has a comprehensive line of safety products with over 110 styles of eyewear, electronic and passive hearing protection devices, high visibility safety apparel, head gear, performance gloves, rainwear, work boots, cooling/warming products, 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 or
  • 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 Radwear™.
  • Radians consolidates operations and closes Michigan office.
  • Radians launches DEWALT High Visibility Gear.
  • Radians acquires Massachusetts’ based VisionAid.
  • Radians named the exclusive source of DEWALT Heated Gear.
  • Radians is honored with 2014 Sphere 1 Gold Award for Preferred Supplier Outstanding Sales.
  • Radians receives 2014 SMG Peak Performer Award for sales growth.
  • Radians wins the ISHN 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards in the apparel, high visibility category with the SV55 Heavy Woven Two-Tone Engineer Vest.
  • Radians breaks ground on new headquarters’ expansion which will result in a 200,000 sq. ft. coporate headquarters complex with room for future expansion.
  • Radians adds over 75 new products to their PPE line.
  • Radians opens world-class training center to educate customers on ANSI standards, proper PPE application, testing, and OSHA requirements.
  • Radians moves into new headquarters’ warehouse and offices at 6084 Discover Drive in Memphis, TN.
  • Radians launches new line of Industrial rainwear and expands hand protection line.
  • Radians wins SMG Gold Supplier and honored with 2015 SMG Peak Performer Award.
  • Radians wins DEWALT® Partner of the Year.
  • Radians wins 2016 ISHN Readers’ Choice Award for DEWALT Heated soft shell work jacket and patented slim vertical foam plug dispensers.
  • Radians wins ASSE Safety 2016 Attendee Choice Awards for patented slim vertical foam plug dispensers.
  • Radians enters ladies high visibility market with new SVL1 ladies vest with adjustable waist.
  • Radians launches eyewear with IQuity™ intelligent anti-fog coating, a long-lasting and durable non-toxic water-based coating.
  • Radians partners with DSM Dyneema and introduces new line of cut protection gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond technology.
  • Radians is honored with Safety Marketing Group’s Peak Performer Award and recognized as a Gold Supplier for seven years in a row.


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