With Bud Orr as its Chairman, this family-owned corporation has a long heritage of providing businesses and organizations with the personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety products they need to prevent injuries in their workplace. By introducing Your Safety. Our Focus.SM as a positioning statement, ORR Safety gives one voice to its associates for expressing the promise they make to their customers every day.
“Our mission is to get the right safety equipment into the hands of the people who use it - where and when they need it,” said Clark Orr Jr, Vice-Chairman and the third generation Orr to serve as company visionary. "As a team, ORR Safety associates source the best products at the best price. We learn about these products so we can teach others, and we use our world-class fulfillment systems to get these products out into the field where they can prevent injuries and save lives. We have always had an unwavering focus on worker safety. This new tagline is a simple expression of exactly that."
In addition to being an industrial distributor of safety products from over 600 manufacturers, ORR Safety has developed its own impressive suite of programs that empower employees to select and acquire necessary protective equipment online. This includes prescription safety eyewear, safety footwear and clothing, all of which are very personal to each individual. The technology for these complex programs was designed by ORR Safety specialists to support customer-specific business rules for vouchers used by employees to pay online. It is also used to track and manage employee eligibility for each program.
Jeff Sweedler, recently appointed as President of ORR Safety, remarked, “Our customers are telling us that they need a supplier who understands safety concerns in their business and who isn't going to surprise them down the road with price increases or product substitutions. That doesn't work for safety equipment. They know that ORR Safety takes worker protection seriously. What the end user pulls out of the box needs to be what the company safety manager says they should be using. The companies that make safety a priority want a supplier who speaks the language."
As a safety focused organization, ORR Safety is 67 years young. New people are working alongside seasoned professionals. Teams are leveraging new ways to measure and optimize processes for selecting, promoting, selling and delivering safety products. All of this has contributed to record growth year after year. Ray Aldridge, CEO of ORR Corporation, said, "These are exciting times for ORR Safety, ORR Protection Systems, and InspectionLogic. All of our business units are expanding with new products or services that are delighting our customers. By focusing on what we do best, we continue to get better."
About ORR Safety
Since 1948, ORR Safety's primary business focus has been to provide industrial safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and fire-related products and services. This privately held company is part of ORR Corporation based in Louisville, KY. Other ORR companies are ORR Protection Systems, Inc., a premier provider of fire protection systems and service for mission critical applications, and InspectionLogic Corporation, a developer of software for mandated fugitive emissions Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs associated with environmental air compliance.
For more information, visit www.orrcorp.com or call 800.669.1677.
ORR Safety Corporation11601 Interchange Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40229