BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the ongoing economic struggles in many segments of manufacturing and construction, Kee Safety, Inc., Buffalo, NY, announces that the company has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Recognized for the fourth consecutive year, Kee Safety earned a ranking of 4,555 having reported revenue growth of 16.8% from 2007 through 2009.
Kee Safety was founded 76 years ago manufacturing Kee Klamp® slip-on, structural pipe fittings used to build safety railings, racks, awnings, retail displays, greenhouses, theatrical sets, playground equipment, tables, material handling equipment, fences, and other tubular pipe-fitted structures. Kee Lite® aluminum fittings, a lighter, architecturally styled line of components was developed to complement the galvanized steel Kee Klamp line, but it was the introduction of KeeGuard® rooftop safety railing systems in late 1999, when the company began changing from being product directed to "safety solutions" oriented.
These include Kee Hatch™ to provide fall protection at roof access points, KeeGuard® Skylight and Skylight Screens, plus Kee Dome™ to guard open rooftop areas up to 8-ft. by 8-ft. In addition, KeeGuard® Contractor, featuring pre-assembled railings that insert into base plates was first developed as a temporary and portable railing system for use by roofing contractors. It has since found application as a safety railing solution in plant, on offshore oil rigs, for crowd control, and utility and construction site guardrails. For in-plant safety barriers, Kee also developed Kwik Kit® pre-assembled, pre-packaged safety railing kits. Part of Kee Safety's growth was fueled by the purchase of Dunn & Cowe, of Birmingham, England, enabling the company to enhance and widen its safety product offerings into active fall protection systems such as the Kee Anchor WEIGHTANKA mobile anchor system and WIREANKA anchor system for flexible safety lines. The company also expanded into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as work gloves, steel toe safety boots, hard hats, safety goggles, ear muffs and ear plugs. As for 2011, Mike Mumau, President of Kee Safety, Inc. sees a good opportunity to make the list five years running with the introduction of Kee® Walk anti-slip, roof top walkway systems and KeeLine® horizontal lifelines, two new fall protection products for construction and maintenance at working heights. "Innovation helped put us on the list," he said. "We plan to continue innovating in the effort to remain on the Inc. list."
About Kee Safety Inc. Kee Safety strives to provide only the highest level of safety solutions and products to every industry and niche around the world. We serve every size customer and client, and provide solutions for every project. From code compliant rooftop safety products such as passive roof edge fall protection and skylight fall protection -- to readily achievable ADA handrails and compliant guardrails. No handrail project is too big, or safety railing too small for Kee Safety.
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