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​Heskins, LLC – Safety Is Their Business

By Steve Pollock

September, 2019

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EAST BUTLER, PA…. Nearly every product made by Heskins, LLC in East Butler, Pennsylvania is used for safety. The company is America’s largest manufacturer of non-slip tape, floor markings and DOT conspicuity tape.

Heskins was founded in the United Kingdom in 1997. The company originally served the construction industry in the United States from its European base, making anti-slip materials for construction vehicles. As their markets grew, Heskins was shipping a tremendous amount of product to the USA. 

The overseas shipping was very costly, so in 2009, when an opportunity presented itself to obtain a warehouse and manufacturing facility in the USA, Heskins moved to East Butler, Pennsylvania, which is located about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh.

2013 proved to be a pivotal year for the company – sales were growing, and the company purchased new machinery to accommodate the increased business. The company also changed its name to Heskins, LLC. In 2015, Heskins earned their ISO 9001:2015 Standards Certification.

Probably the one product Heskins is known best for is their DOT C2 Conspicuity Tape. This tape meets all U.S. DOT requirements and can be custom manufactured with the customers logo or wording embedded in the tape, adding a unique touch to any semi-trailer.

Heskins also offers 3 grades of anti-slip abrasive tape for use on any area that may present a falling hazard, particularly flatbed trailers, steps and work areas. They also make 3 specialty tapes such a galvanic corrosion prevention tape for use between metals that promote corrosion. Heskins Gravel Guard Protection Tape keeps stone chips to a minimum. Heskins’ Heavy Duty Bonding Tape is used to hold panels in place or to reduce noise and vibrations.

Another popular product from Heskins, LLC is their Dual-Purpose Anti-Slip Tiles. These tiles are made from mild abrasive or non-abrasive materials and are used in various applications, including showers where contact with skin is involved.

A large part of Heskins’ business is manufacturing OSHA required markings for industrial applications. Along with floor marking tape, the company also makes floor sign markings, including exit signs and other safety markings. Heskins even makes a glow-in-the-dark tape for use during power outages so employees can safely exit a building. The standard glow-in-the-dark tape glows for several minutes while the premium grade tape will glow for hours.

Heskins’ safety tapes are available at select suppliers, including industrial supply stores. Customers can also order direct by calling 877-900-8359. There are low minimum order quantities and low tooling costs for custom orders. Orders are shipped daily. To learn more about Heskins, LLC, visit their website at www.heskins.us. Heskins, LLC has an anti-slip solution for just about every situation.