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Keep employees safe and productive with the right workwear and footwear

New innovations boost durability and comfort in rigorous manufacturing environments

August 31, 2016 | By Sponsored Content

Mark's Sept article image 2—Sponsored article by Mark’s Commercial

Conditions in manufacturing plants can be rigorous for employees. They might be welding, working the assembly line, and everything in between. Depending on the industry, the plant might produce potato chips, or farm machinery. The facilities can vary greatly, from fully temperature-controlled plants to open-air, exposed to the elements.

Though the products and processes may vary, manufacturing plants have a key requirement in common—keeping workers safe, comfortable and productive. Many now rely on an uninterrupted supply of industry-compliant workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE), designed and tested to withstand any industrial conditions.

Adaptive workwear ensures all shop floor employees—regardless of the conditions—will be warm, dry and productive.


Proper footwear

In a manufacturing environment, proper footwear is essential. Employees may be required to spend extended periods of time on their feet. Comfortable footwear is key to keeping them productive and content.

Beyond comfort, safety is a must-have. Reinforced safety footwear can protect from potential injury as a result of falling objects. Certain traditional steel-toed, or lighter composite-toed work boots and shoes also feature side and underfoot impact protection for increased coverage.

Many industrial plants also have potential for slip and fall incidents. Surefooted employees wearing the right footwear can avoid these mishaps through enhanced tread and grip properties. Innovations such as Tarantula Antislip technology applied to the outsole increases friction to help prevent slips and falls on wet or greasy surfaces.

Mark’s Commercial now offers two specialized innovations to help keep manufacturing workers comfortable and at their best:

Temperature regulation

Garments created using superior technology—such as Mark’s Commercial’s T-MAX HEAT—provides improved heat retention and body temperature regulation. A technical blend of fibres or specialized dyes helps increase heat dissipation in warm weather or retain heat in cooler environments.


Mark’s Commercial offers DURAGUARD, a unique application in which polyurethane is added during the finishing and processing stages to boot leather increases durability and weather resistance. A finishing spray applied to the boot after construction helps extend the life of the footwear and protect against soil, rain and oils.

Every day, thousands of Canadian businesses depend on Mark’s Commercial to provide the wholesale workwear they need. These products must stand up to the day-to-day demands of manufacturing, no matter what the conditions. Workwear and footwear in the plant must be comfortable, wear well and protect workers against environmental and job site hazards.

High-performance, weather-ready workwear is good business

Boost your bottom line with three key advantages:

  • Safer on the floor—protect your workers and your business
  • Longer lasting—replace your footwear, workwear and PPE less often
  • More comfortable—improve worker productivity in all conditions.

Workwear supply to meet your business requirements

Your workers’ safety comes first. Mark’s Commercial provides top safety workwear brands through apparel programs to thousands of Canadian businesses. Corporate wholesale supply programs, online ordering, direct delivery and a dedicated client services team make Mark’s Commercial the only wholesale workwear supplier you’ll need when safety matters most.

Mark’s Commercial. Where Safety Works.

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