After nearly three decades, Saf-T-Cart’s name has become synonymous with its product. “When you think of a cylinder cart, you think of a Saf-T-Cart,” Controller Jim Herring says, noting that its products are used by “most welding distributors throughout the country.”
Clarksdale, Miss.-based Saf-T-Cart manufactures oxy/acetylene carts, gas distribution pallets and cradles, delivery and medical carts, running gear, storage products, wheels, straps and cylinder caps. Herring notes that the company is actually an outgrowth of Jimmy Walker Sr. Welding Supply Co.
In 1986, CEO Jimmy Walker had the idea for a cylinder cart, but he could not get anyone to build it. So Walker started buying bending and forming equipment at auctions and began building the carts on his own.