Dear Friends and Valued Customers,
I am writing today with an exciting change at The Safety Zone. Effective June 1, 2016 The Safety Zone will become part of S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC).
For some time now we have been evaluating a host of strategic options for our company. This will be a great partnership for the following reasons:
- GPC, a fortune 200 company, brings outstanding financial strength and greater resources to support our future growth.
- Maintain stability and create growth opportunities for our employees
- Continue the high level of service and support for our customers
Other than a change in asset ownership you can expect business as usual at The Safety Zone. Our name, our people, our locations, our practices, and services will remain intact. I will continue to run the business along with Mike Coyle and the rest of our leadership team. All of the dedicated employees that you know and trust will continue working with you to meet your needs. Further, we will continue our membership and support of all current trade groups.
We are excited to be in a position to leverage the combined resources of The Safety Zone, S.P. Richards, and Genuine Parts Company to provide greater value for you.
We thank you for your past support and look forward to a bright future as we continue to grow together.