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A Brief History of FR

FR History WPS Blog

When you think of fire-resistant clothing, you probably immediately imagine fire fighters, welding shops, and maybe even electricians. With sparks flying and flames building, people with heat-intensive occupations need to have the right kind of gear. They have special flame-resistant gloves and jackets to prevent injuries. But how was the tough material in flame-resistant clothing developed in the first place? Fortunately for us, scientists in the past took care of the “trial and error” processes that most likely burnt off some hair. Continue Reading…

Is Your Workwear Ready For The Cold?

Winterize your Workwear

So you went out and bought a great pair of work boots this year. They’ve been reliable all year long, getting you through more mud and rain than you’ve ever seen in your life. Once the temperatures drop, your work footwear could use a boost. Just as you need to dig out the winter box and start wearing a hat and gloves, your work shoes need some extra attention, too. They have to face snow, sleet, and even salt in the upcoming months. Sure, they’ll keep you protected like they always have, but taking the time to ensure their exteriors are maintained with proper conditioning and waxing can be the difference between soggy and dry socks. Continue Reading…

Flame-Resistant Clothing by CAT

WPS CAT FR Blog

You’re at work, doing the same thing you’ve done 700 times before. Except this time, it’s different. There’s a spark, then a flame, and before you know it, your arm is on fire. By the time you realize what’s happening, the most important thing to do to protect yourself is a decision you made much earlier. Either you properly protected yourself by wearing flame-resistant clothing, or you’re wishing you had. Workplace accidents happen. It’s a fact, no matter how careful you are. Which is why you need to be properly protected. CAT has a new line of flame-resistant clothing that is comfortable, looks good, and, most importantly, will provide the kind of protection you need, with the kind of CAT quality you have come to recognize in everything CAT makes. Continue Reading…

Stay Dry with Dickies Dri-Release

dickies DRI-Release WPS Blog

What’s worse than a sopping wet work shirt? One that also smells! Believe it or not, there’s a way to get rid of all that sweat and odor that have become the “norm” for your work days. Dickies, a reputable brand that manufactures quality workwear and apparel, utilizes Dri-Release Technology in some of their products to keep you dry and comfortable…and smelling good! While you’re busting your butt at your job, this technology is hard at work, too. Continue Reading…

Women’s Footwear by CAT

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Because they’re tough as nails, professional women in the work force have earned their way to the top – fending off stereotypes and bumps in the road along the way. CAT proudly introduces some new lines of their footwear, designed specifically for the hardworking females of the world. It’s no longer just a man’s world, with woman-powered industries, like manufacturing, agriculture, steelworks, carpentry, construction, and many more demanding occupations. Continue Reading…

Wigwam: Made In the USA

WPS Wigwam Blog

Here’s a company that turns 110 years old next year – longer than most people will ever live. A LOT of socks have been produced by them since 1905. They’re the company that sponsors grassroots sports events, such as Wisconsin Off-Road Series (WORS) mountain bike racing. Involved with local community outreach projects and charitable organizations, Wigwam, the Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based sock maker, sure knows how to support local businesses to positively impact people right here in America. They’ve been manufacturing in the United States for nearly 110 years, with 100% of their line produced on American soil. Somehow, they’re able to support their workforce and community efficiently with fast turnaround times. Because of their success and commitment to domestic wool producers and workers, they have no intentions of changing their business model. Continue Reading…

Shop Easy, Shop WPS Gift Cards

WPS Gift Card Blog

Once you’ve passed out all that Halloween candy (or eaten it all yourself), it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Oh, how you dread the crowded malls and the bustling, pushy shoppers. If only you could avoid the insanity! And what you wouldn’t give to have an invisible cloak so you could hide from all those pesky salespeople…they’re just so dang talented at making you buy items you don’t even need. (Purchase a food processor when you already have one? Of course!)

Why not go for gift cards this holiday season? Continue Reading…

Wiley X Hits the Big Screen

Wiley X WPS Blog

Is there anybody cooler than Bradley Cooper? Oh, Clint Eastwood, you say? Yeah, maybe. So when the two coolest men in America teamed up to make a movie about the actual coolest men in America – you know, our troops – which brand of protective eyewear did they choose to use? That’s right, Wiley X, the coolest brand of glasses in America. Continue Reading…

Carhartt and New Holland Brewing Company Join Forces!

Carhartt Beer Blog

You probably recognize the Carhartt brand because of its quality products, like work boots and coveralls (and loads of other items that you can find at workingperson.com). But once the leaves started to fall during the autumn of 2014, Carhartt released a new, intriguing product to the market : Carhartt Woodsman Barrell-Aged Pale Ale. This beer was created in collaboration with New Holland Brewing Co., located in Michigan. The clothing company is also Michigan-based, so this pairing just made sense. Continue Reading…

Kong Gloves: Coming Soon to WPS!

Kong Blog WPS

Working Person’s Store will soon be carrying an eye catching and imagination pricking range of new gloves. Eye catching designs that really stand out, packed with amazing safety and protection technology, developed with a range of safety bodies in the US and worldwide – all so you can continue to work safely in some of the harshest workplaces that there is.

Whether it’s in oil and drilling, extraction and refining, Fracking, tool pushing, mining, demolition, heavy construction or rigging, Kong work gloves mean you can literally keep your hands in where others simply can’t. Continue Reading…

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