Heskins Sends Relief to Hurricane Victims

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Many families are still struggling to regain their possessions back after the several vicious hurricanes that passed through much of Florida into Puerto Rico’s outer lying islands in September of this year. These brutal storms of the South have washed away sources of food, clothing and homes. Tens of thousands of people were badly affected by the storms and are still fighting to build their lives again, including the family of one of our own employees.

In efforts to help, Heskins recently shipped out a pallet of items to Florida which was then sent to his family on the Island where they were impacted. Some items that were shipped included, but not limited to, non-perishable foods and clothing. Heskins was happy to help, as tragedies such as this one can start to regain structure from any bit of assistance!

The impacts of these hurricanes have left several thousands of people homeless and foodless, with only the clothes on their backs. The infrastructure of most homes were left beyond repair and the island’s lush vegetation had been nearly destroyed. Every bit of help sent their way can go a long way!

We at Heskins find importance in showing empathy in the workplace. That is we value our family of employees above all else!

It’s never too late to help those in need. Several charities are still accepting donations for those affected by the multiple hurricanes. To send your donation, click here.

TackyGrip used as Rug Liner

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Many of our Anti Slip materials have multiple uses and TackyGrip is no exception. As it is a newer material of ours, we are constantly working to find applications that can put our products to good use. Our most recent innovation uses our TackyGrip as an indoor rug liner. TackyGrip can be stuck to the undersurface of the rug. This will ensure that your rug will not move around, potentially causing slip and fall accidents.

This rubber-like material has the ability to adhere to many surfaces which makes this application possible. Because it is constructed with a cushioned surface, there is no chance it will cause premature wear and tear on your rug.

One of our favorite benefits of using TackyGrip rather than a non-adhesive Rug Pad is that because the material adheres to the bottom of the rug, it will stay in place. It will not poke out of the rug if it is kicked or shuffled around. If at any time you would chose to move your rug’s location, you will not have to bother with both pieces as the tape has impeccable adhesive qualities and will stay with the rug as it is relocated. Its thin construction does not allow for a bulky appearance under the rug. It will have no detrimental impact on aesthetics, but will still successfully perform its duty as a safety solution for an extended period of time.

We understand that rugs come in numerous shapes and sizes and that is why TackyGrip is available in various size rolls to suit your needs. To sample TackyGrip, place an order or if you have general inquiries, please contact our friendly sales team via telephone, email, or through the contact form on our website.


Heskins Safety Grip Appears at Red Bull Cliff Diving Competition

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

The Red Bull Cliff diving competition is one of the most elite World Series imagined where experienced divers leap from up to 27m high cliffs in the most sought out places across the globe. These athletes train year round to be able to endure the several different dives they must make from some of the most aesthetically pleasing, yet technically challenging places for the sport around the world.

Despite the beauty, event organizers of the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition know that jumping from cliffs is very dangerous, so they want to ensure all safety measures are in place. After creating a platform for the athletes to dive from atop these cliffs, Red Bull reached out to us inquiring about how our materials could be the safety solution they need while still possessing an aesthetic appeal.   

Heskins was granted with the opportunity to supply printed grip tape at the end of the launch areas for this event. Our Standard Safety Grip anti slip tape was placed at the end of the platform to give the diver a better ability to get the push he/she needs. This material was one of our first ever created, the flagship product of our business, and we are so thrilled to be able to supply it for such an amazing event. Red Bull had chosen the standard Safety Grip because it possesses an aluminum oxide coating on the surface that provides an effective anti-slip solution. Another reason this material was chosen was because this material is able to be printed on, and this allows Red Bull to continue their ever-growing brand.

Heskins LLC has supplied Red Bull with grip tape for both men and women’s launch pads in Texas and Costa Rica. Our team in the United Kingdom has printed Safety Grip for the majority of the European stages as well including Ireland, Portugal, Italy, and plenty more before the final destination of Lago Ranco, Chile. Not only have we produced this material for cliff diving, but our Safety Grip was featured in the Rio 2016 Olympics and BMX World Championship as well!

To read more about the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition and see more images of our Printed Safety Grip in action, head over to their website here.

For more information about our Printed Safety Grip, please contact us via the contact form, by phone or by live chat and a member of our team will help you as soon as they can!