Blackline Safety opens doors to newly-renovated HQ, prepared for global demand in connected safety
April 11, 2019
Blackline consolidates two facilities under one roof in the historic 1927 brick-and-steel Dominion Bridge building
Calgary, AB — Growing global demand for Blackline Safety’s (TSXV: BLN) cloud-hosted safety wearables has spurred the company to renovate Calgary’s historic Dominion Bridge building. This 25,000 square foot facility once manufactured steel products to support Alberta’s early economy. Freshly renovated, Blackline is breathing new life into this location with a focus on product development, sales, manufacturing and delivery of safety technology to a broad range of industries around the world.
Justin Mayerchak, Senior Vice President & Partner at Colliers International in Calgary said, “In a market where inner-city vacancy sits north of 20% and business optimism remains stubbornly low, Blackline Safety is helping diversify the local economy by employing highly skilled professionals designing industry-leading IoT solutions, including web software, embedded firmware, and electronics manufacturing in order to build better safety products designed to protect lives in the industrial and commercial sectors. In its Ramsay-based facility, Blackline Safety has the space needed to grow its hi-tech manufacturing and 24-hour client monitoring, in an environment reflective of the organization’s dynamic corporate culture. Blackline is a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit and technological expertise the city of Calgary should be known for. We are proud to be Blackline’s partner on this journey.”
“Blackline searched the city for over a year to locate the ideal character space that represents our corporate values of integrity, trust, customer commitment and mastery of innovation,” said Kevin Meyers, Chief Operating Officer at Blackline Safety. “With over 140 personnel under one roof, our bold new facility blends historical elements with the space and infrastructure needed to develop leading technologies while fulfilling customer demand. Our new location in Dominion Bridge establishes our presence in Calgary as an employer of choice, to attract additional talented, passionate and driven individuals who are looking to make their mark with a global leader in safety.”
Blackline develops and manufactures connected safety wearables in-house and serves a broad range of global industries including energy, utilities, manufacturing, aerospace, heavy industry, pharmaceuticals and foods and beverages. Blackline’s G7 product line offers the world’s only cellular-connected wearable that addresses lone worker monitoring, gas detection, emergency response and evacuation management while helping businesses increase efficiency through easy communications and location-enabled data analytics.
Blackline Safety’s Annual General Meeting for shareholders will take place in its new headquarters on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 pm. An open house event will take place at Blackline’s new headquarters for investors, customers, vendors, partners and the media on Wednesday, May 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. For more information about these events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety technology leader. Providing comprehensive live-monitoring and wireless gas detection, we help teams working in hazardous environments respond to emergencies in real-time and manage efficient evacuations, accounting for everyone’s safety along the way. With millions invested in technology research and development, Blackline Safety is recognized for quality and innovation. Our talented team of designers and engineers create and manufacture in-house — from wearable technology and personal gas detectors to cloud-hosted infrastructure and web-based interfaces for global industry. We deliver the world’s first turn-key, work-anywhere, connected safety monitoring solution with gas detection, 3G wireless, satellite communications, two-way speakerphone, employee messaging and live monitoring to meet the demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com
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