Stauffer Glove & Safety
Stauffer Glove & Safety’s position as a family owned company provides it flexibility to continuously evolve its customized services and offerings to industrial customers.
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 importer and distributor 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 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.”