Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America's leading broad line distributor of facilities maintenance products, today announced the launch of its new public safety catalog. The catalog features more than 11,000 products -- double the size of the 2011 catalog -- that fall into 15 public safety specific categories including: Apparel & Uniforms; Law Enforcement; Fire Services; Emergency Medical Services; Bags & Cases; Footwear; Gloves; Water Rescue; Specialized Rescue; Disaster Response & Hazmat; Lighting; Knives & Tools, Air Systems & Respiratory; Station Supplies and Vehicle Supplies & Traffic Safety.
"Grainger's enhanced public safety offering makes us a one-stop-shop for public safety professionals in the fire, law and emergency medical services fields," said Lee Cox, Vice President, Grainger Brand Segment Government & Healthcare. "We are committed to delivering the relevant products, services and gear public safety professionals use every day to serve, protect and rescue in communities across the country."
Some of the latest product line category additions featured in the 2012 public safety catalog include Apparel and Uniforms, Duty Gear, Turnout Gear, Ballistic Helmets, Extrication Equipment, Water Rescue, and Footwear.
In addition to relevant products, Grainger offers a full range of services including inventory management solutions through its KeepStock Inventory Management portfolio. This suite of solutions offers a variety of benefits including increased productivity, consolidation of purchases and reduced administration fees.
"More than ever, departments are feeling the pinch of cost-cuts and budget restrictions," said Cox. "Grainger is here to help customers find cost savings through consolidation, streamlined processes and optimized inventory, as many departments manage their inventory in a central location that serves as a primary warehouse for stations' supplies, gear and equipment."
Grainger has also been awarded many competitively bid state, local and cooperative contracts to help public safety officials streamline their procurement process for critical products needed to respond to emergencies, including:
- Educational and Institutional Cooperative Purchasing Group (E&I)
- Fire Rescue Group Purchasing
- Public Safety Group Purchasing
- National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA)
- National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA)
- The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)
- Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA)
To learn more about Grainger's public safety offering or to request a 2012 public safety catalog, visit: www.grainger.com/publicsafety.