11 April 2014
Chandler, May 6, 2014 – At the spring edition of the biannual Home Hardware Dealer Market held in St. Jacobs, Ontario, from April 6 to 8, Concept Métal Plus of Grande-Rivière and its partner, RDLS innovation, presented their new product – the SafeClimb ladder stabilizer. Several hundred Home Hardware retailers from throughout Canada gathered for the event. Buyers visit the fair to find out what’s new on the market and plan certain so-called seasonal purchases.
“We’re proud to see that SafeClimb, a product manufactured in the Gaspé, is now one of the products listed by Home Hardware. It will be available within the next few weeks at the chain’s three distribution centres and our role at the dealer market was to convince retailers to order the SafeClimb for their stores,” pointed out Priscilla Doiron, marketing coordinator at GIMXPORT, who accompanied Concept Métal Plus throughout the process leading to entry into the chain.
SafeClimb, a unique patented product, made in the Gaspé
Unique in Canada, this stabilizer allows workers and DIY enthusiasts who have to use ladders to work in complete safety. The Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec has tested these stabilizers and approved them for use at construction sites. “Knowing that more than 500,000 accidents and over 300 fatalities every year in Canada and the United States are directly associated with falls from ladders, we designed a safety device that will help people do their maintenance, renovation and construction work free of worry,” said Jocelyn Tennier, Concept Métal Plus shareholder.
According to Priscilla Doiron, buyers at the fair expressed great interest in the product. The promoters presented demonstration videos that helped them show their product. “Now they just have to see what orders will be like,” she added.
It is important to point out that GIMXPORT can assist enterprises based on the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands in their efforts to export, market and commercialise their products and thus contribute to the region’s sustainable development through increased international trade. In addition to introducing a variety of special projects, the organisation offers advisory and coaching services, information sessions and training activities, and organises trade missions for groups and individuals.