Hard hat inventor Bullard celebrates 100th Anniversary
It has been 100 years since the hard hat was invented and personal protective equipment manufacturer, Bullard is celebrating the 100th anniversary with a range of activities throughout the year, among them an attempt at a Guinness World Record.
The ‘Hard Boiled Hat’ was invented in 1919 by the 121 year old, fifth-generation, family-owned company, Bullard which manufactures safety products for workers in the industrial health and safety and emergency responder markets. Company products have protected safety workers worldwide for more than 100 years and include thermal imagers, fire and rescue helmets, head and face protection and respiratory equipment.
“We are proud of the role Bullard has played in revolutionising the safety industry,” CEO, Wells Bullard said.
“Our vision to advance human safety to enable long, healthy, productive lives through innovative solutions is our commitment to every customer who chooses a Bullard product. A huge thank you to our most valued customers, employees, distributors, and suppliers for supporting us throughout the years and in the future.”
In January the company broke a Guinness World Record during halftime of the University of Kentucky vs Vanderbilt basketball game. Bullard supplied 10,000 hard hats to fans attending the UK/Vanderbilt game to break the record for the largest gathering of people wearing safety helmets at an event. A Guinness World Record representative attended the game to verify the record-breaking event.
Plus, Bullard also presented Ilka Balk, Director of Engineering Career Development from the University of Kentucky, with a $10,000 check to support the College of Engineering’s mission to educate future engineers.
The company is growing and recently added the Bullard Center in Lexington, Kentucky, where research and development, new product development, marketing, and global shared resources collaborate to develop the next generation of Bullard products and services. Bullard has offices in Singapore and Germany, as well, to service customers around the world.