Looking To The Future
Radians was founded in 1997, essentially on the introduction of one product: the AV, a combination hearing and eyewear protection item. The company gradually built up its presence and offerings to include custom molded earplugs and its licensed DEWALT® product line. Radians’ relationship with Financial Federal began during these early years.
“When we first started doing business with Financial Federal, we were a much smaller company,” said Radians CEO Mike Tutor. “We had a small warehouse facility out in Bartlett, where we did some assembly of products. As we’ve continued to grow, Financial Federal has maintained the same level of personal service with fast, local decisions.”
Eighteen years later, Radians has a comprehensive line of quality safety products and an ever-increasing need for production, storage, and office space. They built a new facility in Memphis four years ago and acquired additional property in Michigan and Massachusetts, all secured through Financial Federal.
“We continued to grow in our new location, but when we had the opportunity to buy the regional processing center for Discover card, we knew it was the right time to move. The appraiser said it’s the premier flex warehouse space in the area,” said Tutor. Radians is in the process of adding 78,000-sq-ft of warehouse space to this facility to better meet their expanding needs and prepare for the future.
“This generation is much more educated about safety products than their predecessors,” said Tutor. “Many of their purchasing decisions are based around personal safety - runners and bicyclists are not required by law to wear high visibility clothing, but they willingly adopt it. Safety at work is not just a buzzword anymore.”
For more information on Radians, contact Ben Sutton (bsutton [at] finfedmem [dot] com).