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Stauffer Glove & Safety
www.stauffersafety.com / HQ: Red Hill, Pa. / Employees: 200 / Jeff Stauffer, vice president:
"Our singular commitment to the highest level of safety expertise is really what separates us."

Northeast

350,000 total square feet of warehouse
space in nine locations: its corporate
headquarters in Red Hill, PA, just outside of Philadelphia; Canton, Ohio;
Rocky Mount, N.C.; Evansville, Ind.;
Chicago; Springdale, Ark.; Fresno, Calif.; Atlanta; and Greenwood, Del.
Stauffer Glove & Safety offers a wide
range of PPE and safety products from
more than 500 brands - including 3M,
Kimberly-Clark, Ansell, DuPont and
Honeywell - to domestic manufacturing customers, including those in the
metal, glass and automotive sectors.
"This business is all about building and
maintaining long-term relationships
with both our customers and suppliers," National Sales Manager Steve
Barnes says.
stauffer glove & safety's value-added
services include vendor-managed
inventory programs such as vending
machines.

Safety Specialty
stauffer glove & safety continuously evolves
its customized services. by jim harris

For more than 100 years, Stauffer
Glove & Safety has developed innovative safety solutions and grown to meet
the needs of a rapidly changing manufacturing marketplace. Founded in
1907 as a manufacturer of cotton work
gloves, the Red Hill, Penn.-based company is today one of the United States'
largest importers and distributors of
personal protective equipment (PPE)
to American industry.
The company prides itself on retaining its position as a family owned PPE
specialist at a time when distribution is
seeing regular consolidation, as well as
heavy competition from large national
industrial distributors. "PPE requires
detailed and specific knowledge with a
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high level of training that makes it unlike other MRO product categories,"
Vice President Jeff Stauffer says.
"Our singular commitment to the
highest level of safety expertise is really what separates us and gives us our
greatest competitive advantage," says
Stauffer, who, along with his brother
Randy - Stauffer Glove & Safety's president - represents the fourth generation
of family ownership at the company.
"For our customers, the products we offer could make the difference between
life and death. We don't believe in commoditizing a product offering that is
fundamental to the health and safety of
our workforce."
The company serves customers from

Custom Services
All of Stauffer Glove & Safety's distribution centers are strategically positioned
near key industrial customers. This reflects the company's focus on tailoring
customized services to customers' specific needs.
The company offers value-added
services to clients, including product
consignment programs as well as safety audits and demonstrations. Stauffer
Glove & Safety also offers vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs in the
form of vending machines located in
manufacturing facilities.
"Vending machines ensure greater
control over who is using our products
and reduces our customers' overall
spend on PPE," Barnes says. "We made
a decision three years ago to aggressively enter that market, and vending has
been the largest growth opportunity
for us and a key cost savings solution for
our customer base."
Stauffer Glove & Safety's vending
program helped one of its customers,
a national metal manufacturer, greatly reduce its waste and take cost out of


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