St. Paul, Minn.
Ergodyne announced the expansion of its Chill-Its lines with new cooling products designed to keep workers cool, dry and productive. Several products within the Chill-Its Absorptive Series are made of Hi Cool, a high-performance wicking fabric that quickly moves moisture away from the body for fast evaporation and optimal comfort. In addition to new materials, Ergodyne has also added new art patterns to the Absorptive Series, including skulls, flames and barbed wire. New Chill-Its Absorptive Series products include: dew rags, caps, hats and hard hats with neck shades, bandanas, headbands, vests and towels. For more information, call (800) 225-8238, or visit www.ergodyne.com.
Famiglietti Enterprises LLC
The Twist n' Grout is used with a bag having two openings, such as a cone-shaped bag used to dispense mortar. The tool seals one opening and assists in forcing flowable substance out of the bag by twisting. The Twist n' Grout provides a better method for applying a constant pressure to the bag, thereby forcing the mortar out in a continuous flow. Over five years of research and development by masons went into making Twist n' Grout a tool that will make every mason's work easier. For more information, call (860) 668-7602, or visit www.twistngrout.com.
The durable gel-padded Rough Rider is made entirely from top-grain cowhide that is deep-oil tanned for softness. Without compromising dexterity, the unique gel padding in the palm ensures a comfortable, shock absorbing grip right where workers need it most. Each Rough Rider glove is sewn with an inset, keystone thumb and bound with leather at the cuff. It also comes in a fingerless and fully-adjustable Velcro strap versions. For more information, call (800) 221-0570, or visit www.galeton.com.
The Original Cleanboot footwear slips over work boots to protect flooring from dirt and markings. The Cleanboot eliminates the need for masons and laborers to take off their boots or shoes when entering businesses, homes, cars or other areas that need to remain clean. The Cleanboot is made of Neoprene and is lightweight, flexible, and slip on and off easily. They are reusable and can be worn over and over again. It also features rubber grippers on the bottom of the footwear. Available in small, which fits men's shoe sizes 6.5 to 8.5; medium, which fits 8.5 to 10.5; and large, which fits 10.5 to 12.5. Suggested retail price $24.95. For more information, call (800) 851-6030.
IRWIN Industrial Tool Company
New design changes to the IRWIN STRAIT-LINE large capacity chalk reel yields a two-to-one gear ratio for faster rewinds, saving time and money on the job site. IRWIN has increased the durability and strength of the 150-foot chalk line by replacing the typical twisted cotton line with a nylon/polyester braided line. It also has a larger chalk reservoir, which means fewer interruptions on the job site to refill the chalk reel. Available at retail hardware and industrial construction stores, with a suggested retail price of $19.99. For more information, visit www.irwin.com.
Kraft Tool Company
The 22-inch-wide, 10-cubic-foot capacity Mud Dobber mortar box specifically slows down mortar setup time and takes up less room on scaffolding or work platforms. The mortar box can be transported around the job site by forklift (six-inch clearance) or with the easy-turn, heavy-duty, eight-inch casters. Other features include a reinforced, one-inch steel handle; joints lapped with continuous welds for extra strength; and 10-guage, heavy-duty steel. The box weighs 260 pounds. Made in the United States. For further information, call (913) 422-4848, or visit www.krafttool.com.