Wooster Products & OSU Alumni Celebrates 100 Years

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez recently visited Wooster Products to help celebrate the company’s 100th Anniversary recently.  The industry leader in anti-slip safety stair treads and walkway products for over a century hosted their local Congressman who presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition honoring the company for its centennial celebration.

“It’s companies like this that built the country and employ our people,” Gonzalez said during the visit. “It’s survived a lot, and it needs to be recognized.”  Throughout the tour, Gonzalez spoke to various workers, including Production Managers who explained the process in more detail.  “The facility reminded me a lot of my family’s steel factory up in Cleveland where I had my first job,” Gonzalez said after the tour. “It felt like home.”

Despite their 100 years in business, the congressional visit was a first for Wooster.  “It is truly an honor to receive this recognition,” said Wooster President Poonam Arora Harvey who describes the family run company to a hidden gem. “It means so much.”

Although Wooster has a worldwide presence and employs many 2nd and 3rd generation employees who spend their entire careers there, the company has a low profile in their hometown.

“Most of our sales take place outside of town, and I’m sure a lot of people around the city of Wooster aren’t aware of what we do here at Wooster Products, and what we’ve been doing for a long time,” Brennan said.

Wooster’s products are used in virtually every industry imaginable, including such high-profile installations like World Trade Center complex, the Capitol Building, AT&T Stadium and other professional and college sports stadiums, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Statue of Liberty, and many more.  A century after their founding, Wooster Products continues to “Make Every Step a Safe One” as their slogan suggests.

Wooster Products is the industry leader in anti-slip stair treads and walkway products.  They have been manufacturing anti-slip products for new construction, renovation and OEM applications since 1921 from their Wooster, OH facilities.   Long respected for quality and innovation, their products include cast iron (Ferrogrit®), cast aluminum (Alumogrit®), extruded aluminum (Spectra, Supergrit®, Stairmaster®, and Flexmaster®), pressure sensitive adhesive tape (Flex-Tred®), and coatings (WP-70, Walk-A-Sured®, and Safe-Stride®), as well as photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) nosings and treads (NITEGLOW®).  For additional information visit www.WoosterProducts.com, e-mail sales@wooster-products.com, call (800) 321- 4936, or write Wooster Products, 1000 Spruce Street, PO Box 6005, Wooster, OH, 44691.

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