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GearGrid UK


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Developed by a firefighter and enhanced through years of feedback from satisfied fire departments nation wide, every GearGrid system is engineered to stand up to the toughest daily demands.

Heavy-duty steel construction and durable powder coat finishing ensure long life, while our open design promotes maximum air movement for faster drying. With above floor mounting as well as mobile locker options, GearGrid offers the performance, strength & flexibility to solve any storage challenge.

In addtion to PPE locker storage GearGrids range extends to specialist equipment storage for cylinders, hose and maintanance rooms. The ability to store equipment correctly maximise use of space, extends the life cycle of product and promotes good practice.

GearGrid’s design means it can be utalised throughout a facility and adjusted to suit the requirement over time.

In 2018 GearGrid will be hosting a brand new event called Fire Station Design and Construction Workshop – Challenges facing today’s newbuild fire stations.

This year GearGrid LLC celebrates its 90th year of manufacturing wire and tube products for the retail display, fire, athletic and equine markets.

During the first 75 years of its existence, the company then known as Wire Specialties and later Mid-Minnesota Wire and Manufacturing, focused on designing and building durable custom retail displays and wire forms for the retail display and OEM markets.

In early 1997, Geargrid co-owner and volunteer firefighter Mike Boyer designed a durable and well ventilated storage system for the proper storage of his fire department’s personal protective equipment. After conducting a market analysis for firefighting storage, it was determined that there were good market opportunities for firefighting storage. Based on that, the product was launched in 1998 starting in Minnesota with the first customer White Bear Lake, followed by Oakdale and eventually numerous fire stations for the city of Minneapolis.

For the next ten years, GearGrid would expand its products and quickly became a market leader in the U.S. Fire service for the storage of firefighting equipment including PPE, hose, cylinders and miscellaneous gear and equipment. During that time, both small volunteer fire departments and large metropolitan fire departments such as the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), Los Angeles Fire Department and Houston Fire Department would become some of GearGrid’s 6,000 customers in the United States.

In 2008 GearGrid created a strategic initiative to expand its GearGrid product sales outside of the US. Introduced to the United Kingdom in 2009 launched at the Fire and Rescue Show held at Excel centre Liverpool. The product is now represented in most European countries including Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Norway and Spain. Further expansion overseas includes distribution in the Middle Eastern and Asian Pacific markets.

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Company Type
Manufacturers
Founded
1921
Company Size
51-200 Employees
Equipment Type
Firefighter PPE

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