Sarasota Herald-Tribune Features Ergotronix Again!

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is the daily newspaper of the greater Sarasota metropolitan area, read by over a quarter of a million people every day. (Herald-Tribune reporter Page St. John won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for in 2011.)

Ergotronix was featured again by the Herald-Tribune this past Sunday, December 6th in a business section article. Editor Michael Pollick visited our Manatee County facility, tried out some of our equipment, and interviewed our CEO, Earl Hagman. The piece, “Bad back launches workplace ergonomics inventor”, begins by relaying how Mr. Hagman was placed in the perfect position to pioneer workplace ergonomics because of his height and bad back. It also mentions our seven product lines that have all been invented in-house that addresses a huge need in all workplaces and industries. “More than 1.75 million U.S. workers per year are affected by work-related back injuries,” Pollick reports.

Pollick continues, “…back injuries account for more than 50 percent of the nation’s yearly tab for workers’ compensation claims, which run about $60 billion per year…”. Based on these numbers, the need for ergonomic workplace machines is great. Ergotronix makes a lineup of products that address this need to varying degrees. With the Ergo I, we provide a column that goes up and down and support up to 1200 pounds. With the Ergo Roll, we provide a multi-directional roller system so the users can slide products from one end of an assembly position to the next. With the Ergo Tranz, we provide a sleek piece of equipment that not only grabs a heavy object and moves it around easily, but can reposition it when lifted!

The piece is informative and interesting, with some examples of our customers’ use cases and a great factory photo.


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