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National FR Clothing program for electrical workers
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Sep '10
DRIFIRE, a leading manufacturer of comfortable FR clothing, has partnered with MWG Apparel, a Canadian work-wear manufacturer based in Winnipeg, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Canada to launch a program that gives electrical workers access to comfortable FR apparel and educates them on potential tax savings through government programs.

The centerpiece of the partnership is an educational campaign that informs Canadian electrical workers about the safety implications of wearing different garments in the event of an arc-flash or exposure to flame, gives them information about tax savings and grants for which they may be eligible, and allows them to browse and order DRIFIRE clothing through MWG Apparel or directly through MWG.

“It is with great pride that the IBEW is able to offer a National FR Clothing program to all electrical workers,” said Phil Flemming, International Vice President of IBEW. “This program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals and smaller employers to purchase the best combination of FR protection, comfort, and value at very reasonable costs,” concluded Flemming. Information on the program was shared at the IBEW Annual All Canada Progress Meeting, which recently took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The garments offered through this program include a range of base layer and outerwear garments, including women's undergarments, men's undergarments and t-shirts, woven pants and shirts, and FR denim jeans and jackets. All garments are made with DRIFIRE fabric, which offers permanent flame resistance and is known for its industry-leading, patented comfort characteristics, including excellent wicking, fast drying, and antimicrobial odor control.

“We wanted to offer electrical workers a range of garments that would provide adequate protection against a broad range of arc flash events and would increase their compliance by keeping them comfortable on the job,” said Ken Robertson, Vice President of Marketing for MWG Apparel. “By offering a range of base layer garments and outerwear clothing, including a high-visibility shirt, we are giving electrical workers options that they can layer, mix, and match to meet their unique comfort and safety needs,” concluded Robertson.

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