History of National Safety Inc.

The Beginning...

National Safety, Inc. began over a cup of coffee between the general manager and four salesmen from Rice Safety. Rice Safety had been purchased by a large industrial supplier.

Our expertise was in personal protective equipment so we set out to form a company that would concentrate exclusively on safety equipment.

National Safety set up shop in a 5,000 square foot warehouse in Kent, WA in January of 1995 with the understanding that the customer is the sole reason for our existence.

National Safety grows...

In August of 1996 with a skill saw and a little sweat we doubled the size of our facility by renting out the adjacent warehouse and cutting a doorway through from one to the other.

Over the following years several shareholders were bought out leaving the current president Dick Zugschwerdt and vice-president Ron Johnson.


Continued growth has allowed us to buy our own facility - a 20,000 square foot warehouse we call home. We moved in the first part of March 2006.

With the recent printing of our brand new catalog and a new website that will set us apart in the industry, we continue to listen to you. We still believe that customer service is what makes the difference between a good company and a great one.

The Future...

As we look to the future, we do so confident that we will continue to grow and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the industry. We do so knowing that you, the National Safety customer, is the driving force. We continue to commit ourselves to making your shopping experience as pleasant and hassle-free as possible.

Stop in any time. The coffee's always on.