Blackline Safety invests $1 million to expand rental program
Don HorneNews Blackline Safety rental safety
Blackline Safety Corp. is investing $1 million in the expansion of its product rental program, having launched its rental business in the spring 2021.
“Whether the driving factor is a turnaround, special project, outage or repair replacement, our customers have told us they are looking for a fast and flexible solution to keep workers and contractors safe,” said Sean Stinson, chief revenue officer, Blackline Safety. “We are pleased to offer rentals as the most efficient way for customers to quickly obtain our personal protection wearables and area gas monitoring equipment to protect their people on site or in the field — or to try before they buy.”
As part of the expansion, Blackline Safety has invested in approximately 1,500 pieces of equipment – including its fleet of cloud-enabled G7 wearable safety devices, EXO portable area gas monitors, docks, cartridges and accessories – for rental. With all equipment manufactured in-house, the company has the flexibility to increase production as demand grows.
“Our rental business is a great example of how we’ve been able to respond to the needs of the market,” says Stinson.
Rentals for North American customers are dispatched from the company’s distribution partners or through Blackline Safety’s Calgary, Alta. and Houston, Texas facilities. Work on supporting international rentals is underway starting with distributors in the United Arab Emirates, with a view to establishing a Dubai facility to facilitate rentals.