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Tingely protective gear opens operations in Canada


February 8, 2016
By Rehana Begg

Quebec City – Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leading provider of protective footwear and clothing, announced expansion into Canada to provide its range of unique and  advantaged protective solutions to a growing and dynamic market. Tingley has opened a sales office in Quebec City that will provide bilingual customer service and marketing support.  A new distribution center in Brampton, Ontario will serve as the supply hub for all products. Tingley is also proud to announce that Defender Sales Agency Limited, an independent sales force, has been selected to drive sales across Canada.

“Geographic expansion is critical to Tingley’s growth strategy and it’s only natural to have a strong presence in Canada. Our range of products offer unmatched comfort, performance and protection – as demonstrated for the past 120 years,” said Mike Zedalis, president of Tingley. “The opening of our Quebec City office and new warehouse is a critical first step to be the leading provider and innovator in the safety apparel and footwear markets in Canada. Tingley offers differentiated product solutions to what’s currently available in Canada to protect workers in a variety of end-user applications.”

Initially, Tingley plans to roll out its full line of industrial apparel and non-safety waterproof footwear.  Additional high visibility and safety footwear products will be available in the third quarter of 2016. A Canadian website is available in both English and French at


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