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Safeguard Now Offers Direct Gritting
Hi-Traction anti-slip surface applied directly to your parts

STREETSBORO, Ohio – (June 12, 2010) Safeguard Technology, leading innovator of anti-slip solutions, offers Direct Gritting to prefabricated parts.

With Direct Gritting, customers supply their parts (or an engineered drawing for fabrication) and Safeguard applies its Hi-Traction anti-slip surface directly to the specified area. Direct Gritting helps reduce installation time, weight and cost. It is a desirable alternative when aesthetics are important or when mechanical fasteners are not an option (either structurally or due to unsightly screw heads).

Direct Gritting is available in all of Safeguard’s standard and premium colors, as well as Photoluminescent “Glow-in-the-Dark” and custom color matches. With Direct Gritting, customers can combine colors for a two-tone configuration; incorporate custom messaging, logos and PPE (personal protective equipment) symbols; and choose from a variety of grit levels to meet their application requirements.

Prefabricated load-bearing truck step before and after Direct Gritting

Prefabricated load-bearing truck step before and after Direct Gritting

Hi-Resolution photos are available by clicking here.

Direct Gritting is ideal for industrial and transportation applications and can be applied to many surfaces, including:

• Work truck steps
• Bus trim parts
• Bus ramps
• Ladder rungs
• Metal stair treads
• Diamond plate

Safeguard has been successfully providing Direct Gritting services since its inception in 1992. Safeguard manufactures a full-line of superior safety products, including prefabricated anti-slip safety covers for steps, walkways and ladder rungs. Customizable levels of coarseness, sizes and colors, glow-in-the-dark features, as well as safety messages and logo designs, are available on all Safeguard products.

For more information about Safeguard’s Direct Gritting, visit Safeguard online at

About Safeguard Technology:
Safeguard Technology, headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, is a leading innovator in the safety industry, and is dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of superior safety products for the prevention of slips and falls. Safeguard® Covers are utilized worldwide and have been considered to be the first choice for application in the offshore oil and gas industry.

For product questions, contact Safeguard Technology Customer Service at 1-800-989-1695 or visit

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Erick Schuetz
Safeguard Technology
330-995-5200 ext. 222

Julie Safreed