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  1. Tower Consumables from Petrilla Technologies

    High Quality Components

    At GME Supply our mission is to keep you safe and productive on the job. We also pride ourselves in having the know-how and capabilities to provide you with all of the equipment to perform your job not only safely, but effectively. This week our Gear Experts® are going to talk about our full selection of tower consumables.

    Petrilla Technologies


    GME Supply has teamed up with Petrilla Technologies to provide tower consumables. Petrilla Technologies is a certified Service Disabled Verteran Owned Small Business backed by the National Association of Tower Erectors as a top-quality manufacturer of telecom components.

    Tower Consumables


    As we mentioned before, we’ve made a promise to help keep you safe and productive on the job. Part of that promise includes the equipment that you need to do the job once you reach the top of the tower. 

    We offer a huge variety of load cells, dust caps, and other components and accessories for the telecom industry from Petrilla Technologies.

     

    In Stock & Ready to Ship



    We understand that when it comes to tower consumables, you don’t always know what you need until a few days before you start the job. That’s why we keep most consumables in stock and ready to ship the same day. Simply look for this Quick Ship Label to know if we’ve got the consumables you need in stock. For more details about what Quick Ship means and more information on our shipping policies, click here.

    If you’ve got any questions about our selection of tower consumables, or if you’re looking for something specific, click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    Click here to see our selection of tower consumables.

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Petrilla Tower Consumables: The Video


     

    Gear Up with Gear Experts: The Podcast


    Gear Up with Gear Experts® is available via your podcast listening platform of choice and in each episode, the hosts (Alex Giddings & John Medina) bring in a gear expert or industry leader to talk about gear, gear safety, tips, and tricks. To find out more about the show and sign up for alerts, head on over to gearexperts.com.

     

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  2. Equipment Financing for Antenna Aligners Featuring 3Z Telecom

    Antenna aligners can get pricey but they’re becoming a required piece of equipment for most tower crews. Luckily, our financing options help to ease the pain of dropping thousands of dollars on a single piece of specialized equipment. And the process is simple.

    Equipment Financing in Easy Steps


    After an application fee of $75, you'll sign a contract for a 12-month financing term. A personal guarantee is required to ensure the payments will be made. 

    Then, there are three simple steps:

      1. 20% Down Payment
        • This down payment will be considered the first month's payment. Let's say you’d like to finance the 3Z RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool. It retails for around  $7,000. So, 20% of $7,000 would make your down payment $1,400. 
      2. 11 Monthly Payments 
        • For your monthly payments, we subtract the down payment ($1,400) from the total equipment costs ($7,000) and divide that number by 11.
        • So your monthly payment on the 3Z Alignment tool would equal $509.09. 
      3. $1 Buyout
        • At the end of your term, you'll buy out the equipment for one dollar.

    Estimate your monthly payments with this calculator*:


    *Actual payments may vary. Taxes not included in the estimate.

    There is a fee for late payments and equipment cannot be paid off before the twelve-month term. Click here to view the full application.

    If you’d rather set up a line of credit, we do have credit options that are tailored to the size and scope of your business. Click here to view credit options.

    Financing Video


    The Antenna Aligner


    Proper antenna alignment is vitally important when performing antenna maintenance. For years the only way to perform antenna alignment was to use a compass, GPS, and a range finder. This method was time-consuming and, most of the time, not as accurate as it needed to be. The 3Z RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool changes that. In this week's blog post our Gear Experts® break down the aligner in a complete buying guide.

    The 3Z RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool is an effective and reliable aligner that helps installers ensure that they are meeting the RF design specifications on each job site. This tool helps prevent coverage gaps, network performance gradation, and loss of revenue. This tool can not only align an antenna, but it can also show you where it is pointing with the built-in HD Camera.

    3Z also has a range of additional accessories you can get to use in conjunction with the 3Z Antenna Alignment Tool. These accessories include a strap clamp, torque wrench, data collector, antenna WASP sensor, and AIR32 mount bracket. Not sure what accessories you need? Don’t worry our Gear Experts® are here to help.

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

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  3. By the Numbers (2018 Edition)

    As we close the door on 2018 and look ahead to 2019 it’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. If you’re anything like us, you feel like time is racing. But, every once in a while it’s good to reflect on everything that was accomplished over the course of a year.

    Every year GME Supply publishes a “By the Numbers”. It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on and celebrate being your Gear Experts® and it gives you a behind the scenes look at who we are. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

    1 // AD Member Ranking


     

    We were voted as Affiliated Distributors Member of the Year for 2018. The manufacturer members of AD stuffed the ballot box with our Gear Experts® name, putting us at the top of the list!

    3 // Number of Store Fronts Available


     

    This year we expanded again! Our Gear Experts® are now residents of the Lone Star State with our brand-new distribution center and storefront in Dallas, TX. 3 storefronts mean we can continue our commitment to timely service, but it also means we now have 3 places you can come to take in “The Safety Experience”. Stop by, chat with one of our Gear Experts®, and let us show you how we can keep your crews productive and safe.

    15 // Trade Shows Attended


     

     

    From NATE Unite and STAC, to Wireless West and AWEA, our Gear Experts® spent 2018 traveling across the country (and beyond) to meet you face to face and to preview the new innovative equipment coming to the industry. Next time you find yourself at a trade show, stop by our booth, say hi, and take a look at the latest and greatest gear for at-height workers.

    26 // Miles Gear Expert Michael O walked while on the phone with customers


     

    If you spend just a few minutes in our Columbia Corporate headquarters, you’ll see the perpetual pacing of our Southwest Regional Account Manager. Instead of writing the rest of this post, I should be shopping for treadmill desks.

    32 // Graphics Added to the Office


     

    An office is more than just a building. It is a representation of the company who owns it and the employees who work in it. Our graphic designers had a heyday creating a fun and energetic place to work with more than two dozen new images, designs, and graphics on the walls of our various facilities. Do you think you have what it takes to be a Gear Expert? Head over to gmesupply.com/careers for all currently available jobs.

    72 // % Growth in YouTube Subscribers


    Our YouTube channel is home to hundreds of hours of informational content, comparison videos, product overviews, how-tos, and unboxing videos – and people are eating them up like never before. Click here to see the latest from our production studio. Want to be first in line to know when new videos are available? Smash that bell to get notified each time we upload!

    141 // Pounds lost during GME Get Slim Challenge


     

    During the fall, a handful of our Gear Experts® banded together with the common goal to get slim. While the holiday season may not be the best time to drop some LBs, we should give them credit for losing a person’s worth of weight!

    2,240 // Ounces of salsa served during Lunch and Learns


     

    What makes learning so much easier? That’s right, salsa! And did we mention it’s free? While our Gear Experts® dropped some significant LBs, that doesn’t mean those that attended our Lunch and Learns in 2018 weren’t well fed.

    3,500 // Hours of Training


     

     

    Our Gear Experts® take training seriously. Luckily, our partnership with Safety LMS allows us to use any of their training facilities around the country for internal training or open to the public classes. Get your Competent Climber/Rescue Certification, NWSA TTT1/TTT2 Certification, or attend one of our Monthly Lunch and Learns. Can’t make it to a Lunch and Learn? That’s okay – we’ve got something planned for that. Keep an eye out for live streamed courses, coming in 2019!

    8,400 // Cups of Coffee


    It’s an understatement to say that we are a caffeinated bunch. With our rapid growth of the past year, we were required to upgrade our java production. We retired Mr. Coffee and brought on a larger rig to brew faster and keep multiple pots toasty. If we’re talking quickly on the phone, you know why.

    12,892 // Product SKUs added to our Inventory System


     

    We take the title of Gear Experts® as seriously as we take training. That’s why we are constantly pushing to expand our product offering to meet the needs of any and all our customers. From new manufacturers and product lines to new industries and categories, we can get nearly every piece of equipment for you. BOUNS: The net weight of all these new products? Over 186,912 pounds!

    50,000 // New Square Footage in Columbia, MO and Dallas, TX


     

    If it wasn’t for our customers, we wouldn’t be where we are. So, in order to serve our customers better and continue our commitment of keeping up with each of you, we’ve built more space! With expanded office and storage space in Columbia, and a brand-new location in Dallas, we’re guaranteeing we can keep up with the demands in the field to get you the gear you need when and where you need it. Fast.

    70,000+ // Amount of $$$ in Charitable Donations


     

    Community is an important part of GME Supply, both inside our company and outside in our communities. Our Gear Experts® take pride in giving back to the communities that they live in. With contributions to various foundations, time spent volunteering and purchasing gifts around the holidays we got our philanthropic fix this year. If you want to be a part of that, you can! We’ve still got some Limited Edition “Climb Higher” Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts from our #RealTowerClimbersWearPink initiative available on our website. 100% of the proceeds of these shirts are donated to our local Susan G. Komen foundation.

    123,191 // Calls Made and Received


    Luckily our state-of-the-art phone system doesn’t require an operator – if it did, we’d need another building just to handle phone calls. Our phones were ringing off the hook in 2018 as our Gear Experts® helped find solutions to your at-height problems. Got a question, or need help finding a unique solution? We’re Available from 7 am to 7 pm at 718-210-3913!

    950,864 // SKUs Scanned in our Warehouse


     

    Our scanner guns were smoking this year, chewing through almost a million barcodes! Our Gear Experts® have made a promise to help you get the gear you need when and where you need it. We ship until 7 pm EST and, order anything with the Quick Ship logo to have your item shipped same day (as long as it is ordered by 7 pm EST, that is).

    1,166,786 // Total Contest Entries


     

    2018 was a whirlwind year here at GME Supply. In addition to everything else we did, we launched our Gear Expert Giveaway promotion and woah was it popular. It was so popular that the amount of traffic it drew to gmesupply.com/win nearly broke our website. Luckily, our IT team are Gear Experts® also.

    1,170,898 // Video Views on YouTube


     

    We already mentioned the percentage of subscriber growth on our YouTube channel, but percentages don’t always show the real number. So, to put a number on it, our channel received more than 1 million views! Subscribe here to keep tabs on all of our videos, plus keep an eye out for some exciting new things coming in 2019!

    3,600,000 – Pages of Catalogs Distributed


    Our Climb Higher catalog is the go-to resource for the most popular gear. Updated quarterly, we make sure it’s well-curated, up-to-date, and relevant for every at-height worker. If you’d like to request a catalog, head on over to gmesupply.com/catalog and request your copy today!

    3,671,676 // Website Page Views


     

    “We have a sneaky suspicion we’ll cruise past 3 mil next year” - Us, 2017. This year we did slightly more than cruise past… we had almost 3.7 million eyeballs on our website. We’re thinking we should do it again next year, what do you say?

    4,746,155 // Emails Sent


     

    For the second year in a row, we communicated more than ever. Our Gear Experts’ outboxes were busy confirming shipments, sending quotes, processing returns, and keeping you up-to-date on industry news. Think we can set another record in 2019?

    2018 By the Numbers: The Video


     

    Gear Up with Gear Experts: The Podcast


     

    We're also proud to announce Gear Up with Gear Experts® - A podcast dedicated to at-height, industry, and construction. Gear Up with Gear Experts® will be coming to your ears in early 2019 and in each episode, the hosts (Alex Giddings & John Medina) bring in a gear expert or industry leader to talk about gear, gear safety, tips, and tricks. To find out more about the show and sign up to get alerted when our first episode drops, head on over to gearexperts.com. There's a trailer there too, so you can get a sneak peek of the show.

    Get Social


     

    2019 is right around the corner and one of the best ways to keep up with everything GME Supply’s got going on is to follow us on social media.

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  4. Standard Fall Arrest Rescue

    Fall arrest rescue is something that we should all plan for. While we would like to live in a world where we never have to worry about accidents happening, sometimes that just isn’t the case. We do, however, live in a world where OSHA requires that a rescue plan is in place. For more about 1926.502(d)(20), the OSHA standard that outlines rescue click here. So, how do you perform a proper fall arrest rescue? Our Gear Experts® have put together a guide for the versatile standard pick off style rescue.

     

    Anchorage


     

    The first step in any rescue is to set your anchorage point. After all, you have to be able to use both of your hands and still be secured in order to help rescue the victim. Remember that you should be above the victim at this point. The next thing you want to do is get your descent device rigged up and descend down to your victim. You should still be above them, but be close enough that you can reach their dorsal D-ring. Once you reach the victim make sure that you put your descender in the locked position.

     

    Hook up haul system


     

     

     

    The next step is to hook up a haul system to the victim. We have a range of different haul systems to choose from, but a minimum of a 4 to 1 haul system is recommended so that it can be used no matter how heavy the victim is. Some haul systems come pre-rigged. However, it is important to check the system and make sure that it is rigged correctly before going to the job-site. The next step is to hook the carabiner on the haul system to the dorsal D-ring on the victim and securely lock the carabiner. Next, hook a pick-off strap to the dorsal D-ring of the victim and make sure everything is secure.

     

     

     

    Descent & Completing the Rescue


     

    Once the haul system and pick-off strap are hooked to the victim the next step is to use the haul system to lift the victim up enough to create slack in the connection point to what they are hanging off of. The pick-off strap should already be connected to your descender, but if it isn’t, make sure to do this. Remove the slack from the pick-off strap and disconnect the victim from whatever they fell on. Lower the weight off of the haul system and unhook the system. The final step is to lower yourself and the victim down to safety. Remember that if the victim is injured or unconscious you should have someone below help guide them to the ground and disconnect them from the pick-off strap before you get to the ground.

    Looking for a complete rescue kit? Look no further. We have a variety of pre-assembled rescue kits that you can find here.

    If you need something custom, or just have some questions please contact one of our Gear Experts®.

     

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth fall protection and rescue training. Formal training is provided by a qualified instructor and includes presentations and evaluation of required skills. Manufacturer’s instruction must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used.

    For more information on formal training please click here.

    Standard Fall Arrest Rescue


     

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  5. Cut-Resistance 101

    Your hands are your trade and protecting them is a priority. When looking at gloves one of the most important things to look at is how effective those gloves are at protecting your hands from sharp and abrasive material. Here at GME we pride ourselves in being your Gear Experts®. Below we will review the cut protection standard (ANSI/ISEA 105-16), outline the what’s what when it comes to cut-resistant standard requirements, and break down how the materials are tested so that you have the knowledge you need to find the right gloves for the job at hand.

    ANSI/ISEA 105-16 (2016)


     

    First, we should look at ANSI 105-16. This standard outlines the requirements for cut level protection to protect workers from abrasive and sharp material handling. It was previously revised in 2005 and 2011 and the new revision was done to provide additional cut levels. ANSI 105-16 features nine cut levels, significantly reducing the gaps between each level to better define protection levels for cut resistant gloves and sleeves.

    General Requirements


     

    The changes in this standard include the new classification levels, which includes a new scale to determine cut score, as well as a revised method for testing gloves to the standard.  The classifications are broken down into 9 cut levels (A1 through A9).

    The cut levels represent the durability of the glove material based on the gram measurement of force used behind the blade during testing. The new standard spans 0 grams to 6,000 grams of cut resistance. The standard update also changes the way testing can be done. The new ASTM F2992-15 test method requires that the TDM-100 (tomodynamometer) be used to test the cut resistance of the glove. The old testing method allowed two different machines to be used, but by limiting the testing to one machine ANSI can ensure uniform testing by every manufacturer.

    This graph from HexArmor shows the difference between the old and new scale. As you can see, there are much smaller ranges which specify the added rate ratings which allow you to make a specific decision based on your needs.

    Testing Standards


     

    The testing standard for cut resistance is done by taking a sample of the material and cutting it. The TDM determines the amount of weight, measured in grams, necessary for a blade to cut through the PPE material when it travels 20 mm across the surface of the material. Previously it required 25 mm of travel.

    The sample is held down by a sample holder and a straight-edge blade, under the predetermined load, moves along the material in a straight line. This sample is cut a total of five times with three different loads. Each time the sample is cut a new blade is used to ensure that the blade is sharp.

    Look for markings on both packaging and directly printed on the glove which outline what specific cut rating each glove is designed to protect against.

    We have a large selection of cut-resistant gloves to fit all of your needs. With winter in full swing thermal gloves are the go-to selection for many of our customers. We have a wide range of thermal gloves that also provide superior cut protection. If you need help finding the right gloves for you please contact one of our Gear Experts®.


    Want to know more? Our Knowledge Base houses information about PPE & Work Wear, equipment, and standards that at-height workers need to know. Click here to visit our knowledge base and as always: Climb Higher®!

     

     

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  6. GME Supply 2017 - By the Numbers


     

    2 Desks

     

    The number of remaining work areas we have for new employees.

    After moving to our new headquarters, with more room than ever we had some room to stretch our legs.

    But, our staff grew by another 50% this year and are out of space for our Gear Experts again. So, we’ve moved to Phase II of our expansion to continue to assist our customers! 

    More on that below...

    Click here to find more information about joining the GME team!

     


     

    12 Crock Pots

     

     

     

    Featured in the Annual GME Supply Cook-Off.

     

     

     

    We served up a wide variety of chili, giving everyone in the office an excuse to start eating at 9 am.

     

     


     

    15 MPH

     

     

    The fastest recorded speed on the slide from our mezzanine to the showroom.

     

    It performs so well we had to throw a Petzl Crashpad at the bottom to soften the landing.

     

     


     

    30 Feet

     

    The height of each of our 4 indoor training towers in our Columbia, MO, and Atlanta, GA locations.

     

    Did you know our facilities are available to host your training?

     

    Rain or shine, ask us how to use our space or enroll in a course from Safety LMS.

     


     

    80 Energy Drinks

     

    Stocked in our office each week. We... are a caffeinated bunch. If you have to tell us to slow down on the phone, we understand.


     

    50%

    The amount our staff grew again this year. We’re onboarding Gear Experts as fast as our HR team can print off new hire documents.

    Click here to find more information about joining the GME team!


     

    64 Countries

     

    The number of different countries we shipped gear to this year.

     

     

    Even if you’re working outside the U.S. of A., we can get your gear to you.

     

    We ship all around the world every day!

     


     

    347%

     

     

     

    The amount our social media channels grew this year. Thanks for hanging out with us on the internets!

     

     

     

     

    Head over to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, or YouTube to see what we’re all about.

     

     

     


     

    3,075 Live Chats

     

    Our Gear Experts are reachable in a number of ways: on the phone, via email, or live chat from 7 am to 7 pm on our website. Have a question while you’re browsing? Hit that button in the bottom right corner and you’re instantly connected.

     


     

    458%

     

    The total warehouse capacity growth we have vs. last year.

    That means we can keep even more in stock, so it’s closer to your job-site!

    And to get your critical last minute order to you, we ship until 7 pm Central.

     

     


     

    1,920 Ounces

     

     

    Amount of salsa consumed during our monthly lunch and learn sessions. 

    Our go-to Mexican restaurant down the street hooks us up so you can eat for free while you get learned up on new relevant safety topics.

    Watch for this program to be live streamed in 2018!

    (We’re still working out the details re: salsa delivery for our remote viewers.)

     


     

    17,000 Square Feet

     

    The amount of new office and conference room space that we’re building out in Phase II of our expansion. Along with more offices, we’re expanding our shipping and receiving areas to get your orders out the door fast and accurately.

     


     

    2,908 Products Added

     

    We constantly source the latest and greatest in safety for you and your team to stay on the cutting edge.

     

     

    Our Gear Experts even work with industry leaders to continue to innovate and develop the next revolutionary product.

     

    Click here to see the latest items we've added to our site!

     

     

     

     

     


     

    4,713 Bottles of Water

     

     

    Our state of the art hydration stations located around our office keep track of how many plastic bottles we avoid using.

     

    That’s 75,408 ounces or 2,230 liters!

     

     

     


     

    2,585,172 Emails

     

    In 2017, we communicated more than ever. Sales, customer service, marketing, and our Gear Experts stepped it up to make sure we made it the "Year of the Customer". Confirming shipments, sending quotes, processing returns, or keeping you up-to-date on industry news... our outboxes were busy.

     


     

    495,071 Minutes

     

    Spent watching our educational, informative, and entertaining videos.

     

    That's 344 days worth!

     

    Click here to see what you're missing and make that number even larger in 2018!

     

     


     

    2,902,959 Views

     

     

    The number of times you looked at our home on the web this year.

     

     

    We have a sneaky suspicion we’ll cruise past 3 million next year. See you in 2018!

     

  7. GME Supply's Ultimate Holiday Gift Buying Guide

    Whether you are looking for holiday gifts for your team, hardworking friend, family member, or significant other, GME Supply has the ultimate gift buying guide to show those special people in your life how much you appreciate them.  From clothing and safety glasses to tools and cups we’ve got the perfect gift for you to spread some holiday cheer.

     

    Gifts under $25 | Gifts under $100 | Gifts under $160 | Gift Sets | Stylish Safety | Rugged Gifts


    Gifts under $25

     


    Find the perfect gift while staying within your budget with these gift ideas under $25.

    The GME New Hire PPE Kit includes a JSP 5151 Comfort Plus Hard Hat, Bouton Zenon Z12 Safety Glasses with a Gray Lens, MaxiFlex Ultimate 34-874 Coated Gloves, and SmartFit Reusable Ear Plugs.  – $14.99

    The GME Supply “Climb Higher” Shirts are the perfect way to show off tower climbing pride. All of our shirts are quarter-turned to eliminate center creases and feature double-needle stitching throughout for increased durability. Available sizes range from small to 2XL.
    GME Supply "Climb Higher" Hi-Vis Short Sleeve T-Shirt – 2016 Edition – $10.99

    GME Supply "Climb Higher" Hi-Vis Short Sleeve T-Shirt – 2017 Edition – $14.99

    GME Supply "Climb Higher" Red Short Sleeve T-Shirt–  2018 Edition – $14.99

    Limited Edition "Climb Higher" Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt – $14.99

    GME Supply "Climb Higher" Red Short Sleeve T-Shirt – 2017 Edition – $10.99

    Safety should always be something at the forefront of a tower climber’s mind. Our safety posters offer a daily reminder of important information about Harnesses and Connectors. These 19 x 27 inch, full color, glossy posters are the perfect daily safety reminder. - $14.95

    Sometimes we just don’t have enough hands to carry all of our gear and other belongings around all day. The GME Supply “Climb Higher” Backpack is a great way to show off tower climbing pride and easily store and carry small gear. - $14.99

    The Stanley Flask holds up to 8 oz. and is made of stainless steel. Completely leak proof, you can take this flask with you without worrying about spills.

    Stanley Classic 8 Ounce Wide Mouth Flask - $20.99

    Stanley Adventure 8 Ounce Stainless Steel Flask - $19.99

    Whether you are on the job, or on a camping trip, the Stanley Classic Vacuum Mug will keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. Built tough and spill-proof, this mug features a leak-resistant flip lid and is made from stainless steel that will not rust. The included D-ring on the handle makes it easy to clip this mug onto your bag for wherever your travels take you. - $23.99

    This Rayovac Headlight is powered by 3 AAA batteries and offers 2 different lighting modes. The headlamp's rubber body offers impact resistance and is tested for up to a 30' drop. This Rayovac headlamp can run up to 17.5 hours with a beam distance of 30 meters. - $11.98

    The GME Supply Mini Leather Bottom Bucket offers versatile storage options for all of your small stuff. The Black leather-reinforced bottom, heavy duty natural canvas, and high-strength webbing handle make this bucket extremely durable. - $14.95

    Milwaukee Shockwave Drive Bit Sets are made from proprietary steel and heat treated to control hardness, the SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty Insert and Driver Bits feature an innovatively designed geometric shock absorption zone to extend life. The forged tip allows for a secure grip and maximum contact eliminating stripping or slipping.

     

    Milwaukee 18PC Shockwave Drive Bit Set - $20.29

    Milwaukee Shockwave Driver Bit Set - 32 Piece - $17.99

    Milwaukee 4 PC SAE Nut Drivers feature universal driver heads which fit more fasteners including Square, Hex, 12 point & Spline. - $24.99

    The Irwin 30 Piece Screwdriver Bit Set offers a ton of tool versatility. It includes 4 magnetic nut setters, 4 double-end power bits, and 21 contractor grade insert bits. -$24.99

    The Leatherman Bit Kit provides added versatility to a range of Leatherman models. - $24.00

    The Leatherman Quick-Release Lanyard Ring & Removable Pocket Clip provides easier tool transportation options. - $5.00


     

     

    Gifts under $100

     


    Show how much you appreciate those hard working people in your life without breaking the bank with these gift ideas under $100.

    Spending time in the blistering cold is not an enjoyable thing. Give the gift of warmth with the GME Supply Warming PPE Kit. This kit includes hand warmers, foot warmers, thermal gloves, and a balaclava. - $44.99

    These flame-resistant Carhartt jeans are stylish, safe, and comfortable. There is an arc-resistant button closure at the waist and it provides a relaxed fit for extra comfort while on the job. - $59.99

    Need something to go with those awesome Carhartt jeans you just saw? This Carhartt Oakman Workshirt (Medium) is micro-sanded and pre-washed to make this sandstone twill shirt extra comfortable and soft.  Made of 8-ounce, 100% cotton it features a button-down collar, flap chest pockets with button closures, and a back center box pleat for ease of movement.  The main seams are triple stitched for durability. - $28.99

    The GME Supply Tower Climber Gift Set 2 includes a GME Supply “Climb Higher” Red T-Shirt, a GME Supply Mini Leather Bottom Bucket, PowerGrab Thermal Gloves, an Ergodyne Squids Glove Grabber, Bouton Anser Safety Glasses, and Ergodyne N-Ferno Toe and Hand Warming Packs - $39.99

    The GME Supply Tower Climber Gift Set includes a GME Supply “Climb Higher” Red T-Shirt, a GME Supply Mini Leather Bottom Bucket, MaxiFlex Cut Resistant Gloves, Bouton Anser Safety Glasses, and Full Body Harness and  Connectors 101 Safety Posters. - $65

    We have a large selection of vacuum sealed Stanley Bottles, Food Jars, Mugs, Flasks, and Coolers. All of our Stanley products are built with the rugged lifestyle in mind.

    Stanley 17oz Classic Vacuum Food Jar – $59.99

    Stanley Classic Gift Set Vacuum Bottle and Flask – $74.99

    Stanley Heritage Cooler & Vacuum Bottle Combo – $34.99

    Stanley 1.4 QT Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle (Multiple Colors) – $34.99

    Stanley 24oz Classic Vacuum Food Jar (Multiple Colors) -  $34.99

    Stanley Adventure 18 Ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jar – $27.99

    Stanley 2QT Classic Vacuum Bottle – $41.99

    Stanley 16oz One Hand Vacuum Mug – $24.99

    Stanley Adventure 1.4 Quart Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle – $30.99

    Stanley 25oz Classic Vacuum Bottle – $29.99

     

    Stanley 16 QT Adventure Cooler – $64.99

    Banners are a great way to express yourself and your love for tower climbing. We know that tower climbing is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle. Our American Tower Climbers and Real Tower Climber banners are the perfect decoration for your shop, garage, office, or trailer. - $29.99

    Replenish someone’s toolbox with this Crescent 148 Piece Professional Tool Set. With a little bit of everything, this tool set can meet a wide range of applications for professional and passion project garages. - $94.99

    Hard hats are a must-have for nearly every job-site. Show your style and keep your head protected with the Lift Safety Dax Composite Full Brim Hard Hat (available in 3 colors) - $79.99

    Find the perfect multi-tool for almost anyone with our large selection of Leatherman Multi-Tools.

    Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool – $99.85

    Leatherman SURGE Multi-Tool (Multiple Colors) – $99.85

    Leatherman SKELETOOL Multi-Tool – $69.99

    Leatherman SKELETOOL CX Multi-Tool – $79.85

    Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool – $79.85

    Leatherman Super Tool 300 EOD Multi-Tool – $99.85

    Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool – $48.00

    Leatherman Rebar Multi-Tool – $59.85

    Leatherman Rev Multi-Tool – $25.00

    Wilton B.A.S.H. has one of the most durable tool lines available. We have a wide selection of these ultra-durable tools for those rugged people in your life.

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammer - 4 lb Head – $48.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammer - 6 lb Head – $70.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammer - 8 lb Head – $83.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammer - 10 lb Head – $99.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Splitting Maul - 6 lb Head – $86.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Cross Pein Hammer - 2 lb Head – $44.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Cross Pein Hammer - 3 lb Head – $54.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Ball Pein Hammer - 2 lb Head – $38.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Ball Pein Hammer - 3 lb Head – $44.99

    Wilton B.A.S.H. Ball Pein Hammer - 3.5 lb Head – $50.99

    Rep your tower climbing pride with these exclusive GME Supply “Climb Higher” Converse Shoes. They are available in red, black, and white, and in sizes 5 – 12.

    Being visible in low light or hard to see situations is extremely important in the safety of those we care for. These Ergodyne jackets are not only comfortable and stylish but will keep you regulation compliant.

    Ergodyne 8381 GloWear Class 3 Performance 3-in-1 Bomber Jacket (Available in 2 colors and sizes small - 5XL) - $79.99

    Ergodyne 8377 GloWear Type R Class 3 Quilted Bomber Jacket (Available in 2 colors and sizes small - 5XL) - $35.99

    Looking for tools for the garage or the tool enthusiast in your life? Look no further than our selection of Milwaukee drill bits and screwdrivers.

    Milwaukee 10PC Shockwave Hex Drill Bit Set – $34.99

    Milwaukee 29 Piece Thunderbolt Black Oxide Drill Bit Set – $59.99

    Milwaukee 15 Piece Thunderbolt Black Oxide Drill Bit Set – $31.30

    Milwaukee 6 PC Screwdriver Set – $34.99


    Gifts under $160


    Go premium with these awesome gift ideas under $160.

    The Leatherman Mut Multi-Tool is designed to maintain an AR-15, features a bronze carbon scraper, disassembly punch, bolt override tool, and 13 other tools. – $159.85

    These heavy-duty 12 pound and 14 pound head Wilton B.A.S.H. Sledge Hammers can take on any job you throw their way. - $126.99 - $137.99

    Working in the cold is never fun. These Ergodyne Jackets will keep you warm while on the job and they look pretty cool too!

    Ergodyne 6466 N-Ferno Thermal Jacket (Available in sizes small - 3XL) – $131.99


    Ergodyne 6465 CORE Performance Work Wear Thermal Jacket (Available in sizes small - 3XL) – $139.99


    Gift sets

     


    These gifts go so well together, that they come in a set! Find everything you need with these awesome gift sets.

    The Klein Tools 14 Piece Professional Apprentice Tool Set is the perfect kit for those aspiring electricians in your life. This kit comes with an assortment of tools tailored to meet the needs and preferences of electrical apprentices. - $178.00

    Show you care and like to have a little fun, with these Stanley Gift sets. All of our Stanley products are built with the rugged lifestyle in mind.

    Stanley Adventure Stainless Steel Shot Glass + Flask Set – $34.99

    Stanley 2 QT Classic Vacuum Growler & Tumblers Gift Set – $74.99

    Stanley 25 oz Vacuum Bottle & 5 oz Flask Gift Set – $39.99


    Give the Gift of Stylish Safety

     


    Safety glasses haven’t always been known for looking cool – but staying safe has always been in style. With our holiday safety glasses buying guide you can give the gift of looking cool AND being safe.

    Ergodyne has one of the biggest names in stylish safety gear. They do not disappoint with their safety glasses. With styles for everyone, we’ve got your safety glasses needs covered.

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Smoke lens and Kryptek Highlander Camo Frame – $19.99

    Egodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Copper lens and Kryptek Highlander Camo Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Sköll Safety Glasses (Multiple styles) – $6.99 – $8.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Valkyrie Safety Glasses with Indoor/Outdoor Lens – $11.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Copper Lens and Black Frame – $12.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Kryptek Highlander Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Copper Lens and Kryptek Highlander Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Polarized Smoke Lens and Kryptek Typhon Frame – $35.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Kryptek Typhon Frame – $17.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Njord Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $11.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Valkyrie Safety Glasses with Blue Mirror Lens and Black Frame – $14.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Kvasir Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $13.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Polarized Copper Lens and Black Frame – $31.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Polarized Copper Lens and Kryptek Highlander Frame – $31.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Erda Safety Glasses (Multiple styles) – $7.99 – $31.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses (Multiple styles) – $37.95 – $48.95

    Ergodyne Cotton Eyewear Lanyard – $2.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $17.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $23.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Polarized G15 Lens and Black Frame – $39.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $16.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $12.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Silver Mirror Lens and White Frame – $14.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $21.95

    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Polarized Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $39.95

    Ergodyne Rope Slip Fit Eyewear Lanyard – $1.99

    Ergodyne Cotton Breakaway Eyewear Lanyard – $3.99

    Ergodyne Neoprene Eyewear Retainer – $2.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Black Frame – $13.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $21.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $12.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Clear Lens and Black Frame – $15.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Indoor/Outdoor Lens and Black Frame – $14.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Silver Mirror Lens and Black Frame – $14.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses with Blue Mirror Lens and Black Frame – $14.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $17.99

    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with High Contrast Precision Red Lens and Black Frame – $12.99


    Rugged Gifts

     


    The GME Shackle Pack is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life who is looking to build up their lifting and rigging gear. The GME Shackle Pack includes 12 of our most popular shackles used for lifting and rigging applications. - $225.00


    Getting your Gift in Time

    Getting your gift in time is as important to us as it is to you and we are here to help in any way we can. If the item stock status says “Quick Ship” the order will ship out same day if ordered before 5 pm EST. If ordered after 5 pm EST it will ship the next business day. Exact delivery will be dependent on what shipping method you choose. If the item stock status says “Available” the order will ship out within 3-5 business days. For more information on shipping times on items that have the available stock status please contact one of our gear experts.

  8. #RealTowerClimbers Wear Pink

    October was breast cancer awareness month. This year we continued our tradition of helping the fight for the cure with our #RealTowerClimbers Wear Pink campaign. During the course of the month we offered our limited edition GME Supply “Climb Higher” Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt to our customers and employees. 100% of the proceeds were donated to our local Susan G. Komen chapter and this year we were proud to donate nearly $1,000 to the cause.

    Breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts here a GME and we strive to make the biggest positive impact that we can. While the month of October is over, we still have some limited edition T-Shirts left in stock and 100% of the money made from these shirts will continue to be donated to breast cancer research.

    If you would like to help GME supply continue our fight for the cure please click here to pick up your limited edition shirt.

  9. The Guardian Fall Protection Angel Anchor Recall – What You Need to Know

    Recall is a word you never want to hear about in the fall protection industry. The gear you use literally holds your life in the balance and as gear experts the safety of all of our customers has always been a priority. On October 9, 2017 we received word that the Guardian Fall Protection Angel Anchor (part # 00260) had been issued a Stop Use and Replace Notice. We immediately jumped into gear and marked the item as “out of stock” on our website and moved forward with alerting our customers.

    What caused the recall?

    The Angel Anchor was recalled because it may have been unsafe of certain substrate (surface) materials, and was labeled with an incorrect maximum worker weight capacity.

    Identifying a recalled product

    The quickest and easiest way to identify if your Angel Anchor is part of the recall is purchase date. If you purchased the anchor prior to October 9, 2017 then you need to contact Guardian to initiate your recall. However, there is another way to verify if you are part of the recall. The labeling on the recalled anchor will have a capacity range of 130-310 lbs.

    I’m part of the recall… what do I do?

    If you have an Angel Anchor that needs to be replaced here are the steps to take to begin the process.

    1) Attempt to locate information that might be requested by Guardian’s Customer Service Department:

    -Purchase Order #
    -Product Serial #
    -Date of Purchase
    -Distributor
    -Any other information you have that can assist in the identification of the specific product.

    ** If you need help finding your purchase order # or date of purchase and you purchased the Anchor from GME supply please contact us and we can help.

    2) Contact Guardian’s Customer Service Department at CS@guardianfall.com or 1-800-466-6385

    Guardian’s Customer Service will work to coordinate the shipment of replacement product and can assist you with any other questions (at no cost to you).

    What should I know about the replacement?

    Guardian has done a rolling replacement – which means that the model number (00260) will be the same on the replacement as the original. The replacement Angel Anchors are manufactured with rubber friction padding to allow for use on a wide variety of substrates, and are properly labeled with a 220 lb. maximum worker weight capacity. The labels have also been updated to reflect compliance with all EN 795-2012 regulations. Additionally, the list of suitable substrates has been updated as follows:

    -EPDM membrane
    -Torch Down (Smooth)
    -Torch Down (Granulated)
    -Cement
    -Wood
    -TPO
    -Vinyl
    -PVC

    Is the product safe to purchase now?

    Yes.

    Guardian has officially moved forward with producing the replacement model and it is safe to purchase and use.

    Download the Stop Use & Replace notice below:

    https://www.gmesupply.com/pdf/GF_00260_Stop_use.pdf

  10. Statement from Guardian Fall Protection

    The following is a statement from Guardian Fall Protection regarding an incident involving a Guardian Velocity Self-Retracting Lifeline. While there is no recall on this product, Guardian urges proper training and adherence to requirements, instructions, and inspection protocol when using fall protection equipment.

     

    A Statement From Guardian Fall Protection:

    On May 22nd, 2017, a worker tragically lost his life. Guardian Fall Protection is actively investigating this incident; the worker was using a Guardian Fall Protection Velocity Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL).  It is Guardian’s policy to not discuss the details of any ongoing investigation. Guardian is deeply saddened to learn of this accident and extends our heartfelt condolences to the worker’s family and friends.

    Guardian would like to provide an update to our customers, employees, and partners on all Guardian Velocity SRLs. There is no recall or any other safety warning that is being issued at this time.

    All fall protection must be used in adherence with the requirements set forth by the equipment manufacturer, including inspecting product prior to each use, and all workers should be trained in the safe use of the proper fall protection equipment for their specific application.  Please click the image below for additional product inspection requirements.

    See the full release here: http://www.guardianfall.com/blog/34-gf-team-blog/366-statement

     

    And download an inspection form below.

     

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