In The News

The latest news on new product introductions and how to keep you safe at work and home. MCR Safety is on a mission to constantly improve our company, our service, and our products. Be sure to check in to read up on our latest developments.

MCR Safety Acquistion of US Safety

Memphis, TN, August 7, 2013:  MCR Safety, a leading manufacturer of safety gear, announced the acquisition of U.S. Safety (Parmelee Industries) of Lenexa, KS.  The acquisition includes the operations in the United States as well as its subsidiary, Parmelee Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.  U.S. Safety is a manufacturer and supplier of prescription safety eyewear as well as other PPE products. 


“We have always held U.S. Safety and its leadership team in the highest regard and are very excited about combining these product lines.  This creates significant added value to our customer partners and the industry we serve.  The Parmelee’s and Sankpill’s have built one of the most trusted and respected companies and brand in our industry.  We look forward to continuing and growing the business as part of the MCR Safety family,” states Mitch Lewellen, CEO of MCR Safety.

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MCR Safety Opens New Distribution Center

Our state of the art new distribution facility is fully operational and providing higher shipping accuracy and efficiency.  This facility will service United States and International destinations supplemented by our west coast facility in Fontana, CA.  Between the two facilities, we process over half a million delivery lines daily. 


Our new 500,000 square foot distribution center is located on 50 acres in Piperton, TN, a suburb of Memphis. Some of the improvements include a wire system incorporated into the flooring for forklift guidance, four levels of bin locations, and motion activated lighting for greater energy efficiency. Additionally, our production services such as glove and glass imprints, garment silk screen, and safety vest customization program are located in the new facility

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2013 Insulated Promotion

Get Extended Terms for Early Orders!  Combine any of our qualifying styles though September 30, 2013

When insulated styles total greater than:    Extended Terms:      Early Bird Discount:
                                                        $2,000               Net 60                 July = 3%
                                                        $3,000               Net 90               August = 2%

Incentives for participation include:
• Combine these insulated styles with your regular orders to build larger orders and receive extended terms up to the same amount of the total qualifying items.  (ex: $3000 insulated + $3000 other PPE = $6000 total order).
• Place your order in July and receive 3% discount or 2% in August.
• Combine insulated styles with regular purchases to achieve maximum Volume Discounts.
• Extended Terms:   
                              60 days = $2,000 order size
                              90 days = $3,000 order size

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Vending Packs

We now offer our products packaged for use in vending machines! Vending Gear options are available for our gloves, glasses, and garments.

Read more about this exciting new offer here.

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Paul Harris Press Release

MCR Safety is proud to announce that Paul Harris will be leading our Sales and Customer Service as well as Consulting and Compliance teams as our newly appointed Vice President, US Sales.  

Paul has 17 years of experience in several areas including sales, purchasing, and new product development for gloves, glasses, and garments.  His efforts in the product development role included working with end users domestically and abroad to design products that increase worker efficiencies and, most importantly, lower injuries to create a safer work environment.

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MCR Safety Ground Breaking Announcement

Memphis, TN – June 28, 2012:  Shelby Group International is pleased to announce the expansion of MCR Safety headquarters and state-of-the-art distribution center.  Our thirty-eight years of growth and progress within our industry has made this possible. 

The office will be located in Collierville, TN at Schilling Farms and will include 45,000 square feet of Class A office space with ample room for growth to meet our current and future needs.  Offices will include expanded facilities for training, product showrooms, and conference center.

The distribution center will be located on 50 acres in Piperton, TN with an initial 500,000 square feet and expansion capabilities to one million square feet.  The new facility will allow us to improve our operational efficiency and will house our Innovations Technology Center (ITC) Lab, sample room, and all production and packaging functions.

Henry Coats, Mayor of Piperton, shared that “MCR’s distribution facility will immediately become the cornerstone of Piperton’s industrial complex. MCR fits into our long range industrial growth plan perfectly. They are exactly the type of business partner we want and will continue to pursue. We sincerely appreciate their investment and extend a very warm community welcome to MCR, their employees, and the Crews family.”

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ForceFlex Glove is Awarded New Product of the Year

MCR Safety received the 2011 New Product of the Year Award at the 2011 National Safety Council Congress and Expo for its ForceFlex HV200 gloves.  This recognition was presented by Occupational Health & Safety which administers the New Product of the Year Award and honors the outstanding product development achievements of health and safety manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve workplace safety.  MCR Safety’s ForceFlex was awarded the New Product of the Year in the hand protection category.

ForceFlex HV200 was developed with the oil industry to achieve maximum protection from cold environments. ForceFlex HV200 is designed with a water/wind resistant inner breathable bladder and 3M Thinsulate lining.  The extended fleece snow guard cuff provides warmth in cold environments along with an internal heat pocket that will accommodate a HotHands® hand warmer which provides up to 10 hours of added warmth.  Rated to temperatures as low as - 20º F. Kevlar reinforced palm pads with rough texture to improve abrasion and grip in oily or wet conditions.  Clarino® synthetic leather palm base material with breathable / expandable fourchettes and mesh fabric back combine for personal fit and comfort.

Additional EVA foam padding in Kevlar reinforced palm pads aid impact resistance.  Extra tacky fingertips enhance grip and provide longer wear.  Injection molded TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber) strategically covers the back of hand and fingers for full dorsal metacarpal protection.  Reflexite® micro-prismatic retro-reflective material is added on palm and knuckle sides of cuff for high visibility both during the day and night.  A neoprene slip-on cuff with dual side flex panels and continuous pull aid ease in donning and doffing.  Available in sizes M-XXXL.  Machine washable, air dry.

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Fun Colors for Women’s Hand Protection

MCR Safety introduces fashion, function, and fun colors for accessorizing women’s safety apparel. We are expanding our hand protection assortment to include Powder Pink and Pastel Green string knit offerings.

Bright colorsPowder Pink string knits are available in a snug fitting 13 gauge shell, double dotted PVC, and extra gripping honeycomb pattern. Powder Pink sizes include medium, small, and extra small. Our Pastel Green string knits are manufactured with a heavy duty 7 gauge shell, double dotted PVC, and extra gripping honeycomb pattern. Pastel Green sizes include large, medium, and small. All styles are reversible patterns and are launderable for maximum value.

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MCR Safety Is Expanding Manufacturing

MCR Safety is proud to announce that we have recently expanded our manufacturing operations with a new yarn spinning facility located in Puebla, Mexico.

This 120,000 square foot facility currently produces 20,000 pounds of yarn daily. Production includes Kevlar and assorted yarns to support our glove, sleeves, and garment manufacturing. MCR Safety is the only DuPont licensee that manufactures its own Kevlar yarn.

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Wounded Warrior Project

MCR Safety is proud to be a sponsor of the “Wounded Warrior Project”. An assortment of new hand protection and protective eyewear offerings will be introduced to show our support and honor US military service members and veterans who protect our security and freedom.

All of these PPE offerings will share a common denominator of having digital camouflage design elements. A percentage of sales from this product line will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. More information will follow as products become available.

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