Market Force and West Chester Gear Team Up!

Starting February 1, 2015, Market Force and West Chester Gear have teamed up to bring our Midwest customers one of the most complete suppliers of gloves, welding gear, disposable clothing, and rainwear.

Why West Chester?

It begins with the West Chester partners in 12 countries delivering the finest products with on-time delivery. West Chester has a representative office in Shenzhen, China to assure consistent quality.

Do you like to check status on your orders? West Chester offers your own customer portal to track your shipping information, request samples, product availability and much more.

Need same-day shipping? West Chester’s electronic inventory system and warehouse electronic handheld technologies provide you with same-day turnaround and accurate order fulfillment.

How about custom products? With West Chester, you can customize products as needed. Promote your business with customized protective gear and enjoy countless impressions. Products can easily be personalized with your company logo on the back of the glove or on the hang tag.

If you need the latest West Chester Gear catalog, call or email us.

For more, call us or visit 


Why Do I Get Dehydrated In Winter?

The snow was 8” thick on my driveway. I sighed, knowing it would take 30 minutes of shoveling to clear it all. 

After 20 minutes, I felt worn out; not because of muscle fatigue. It was dehydration and I didn’t even feel thirsty. 


Here’s one reason; in 2005, the University of New Hampshire found that cold weather makes people feel less thirsty, which in turn increased their risk for becoming dehydrated. The hormones that signal our kidneys to conserve fluid are not released at the same rate as they would be in warmer weather. 

“Humans don’t naturally hydrate themselves properly, and they can become very dehydrated in cold weather because there is little physiological stimulus to drink.”, according to Professor Robert Kennewick, UNH associate Professor of Kinesiology.

“A dehydrated body lacks the capability to perform and stay warm.”

Symptoms of mild dehydration start to show after just a two percent loss in body fluids. The body is about two-thirds water and when the total water level drops by only a few percent we can become dehydrated. 

Monitoring proper hydration by examining urine output is just as important in cold conditions as it is in hot conditions; the color should be nearly clear.

"Who’s at risk to cold weather dehydration?"

Construction workers, municipal employees, snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers and emergency response and recovery personnel, like firefighters, and emergency medical technicians are some of the at-risk jobs.  

“How do I hydrate if I don’t want a cold drink?”

OSHA recommends staying hydrated in the cold by drinking warm, sweetened liquids, especially if the person is suffering from hypothermia.

Sqwincher, the industrial leader in Professional Grade Hydration, introduces their cold-weather drink - Hot Stiks™! Similar to their Qwik Stiks, the Hot Stiks™ contain all the electrolytes (sodium and potassium) to keep muscles functioning properly and they’ve added B6, B12 and Vitamin C for proper nervous system functioning.

Simply add one Hot Stik™ to 6-8 oz of hot water and you’re ready to hydrate.

For your free Hot Stik™ sample, contact us or, for more information, visit


Market Force Wins Andersen "Agency Of The Year" Award...Again!


For the fifth time in ten years, Market Force has been awarded the "2014 Walter Andersen Award" which is awarded by The Andersen Company to the manufacturer's representatives of the year.

The Andersen Company manufactures anti-fatigue and entrance matting solutions. 

And, for his second time, Kurt Kazyak has been awarded Andersen's "Representative of the Year". Kurt covers Michigan and Northwest Ohio. 

Our thanks go to our outside sales team, our inside support staff, and the entire team at The Andersen Company. It's their unique anti-fatigue and entrance matting solutions, their sales management crew, and their customer service staff that make our jobs easier. 


Market Force welcomes Certified Safety to their line-up!

Market Force has been selected as the Midwest manufacturer's representativies for Certified Safety, manufacturers of first aid kits and supplies.

Certified Safety, a women-owned certified business, has the unique reputation of being a true Made-In-USA first aid kit producer. In their own FDA regulated site, they manufacture the following; bandages, gauze bandages, hot/cold packs, a patented CPR shield, soft-sided kit bags, and much more. As for their bandages, they are the only USA-made bandage producer. This assures our distributor customers of high-quality bandages. 


How do you know if your AED is ready to shock?

A well-known USA airport experienced an SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) event several years ago. 

When the SCA victim collapsed to the floor in the airport terminal, airport employees retrieved the wall-mounted AED to begin CPR and shock the victim's heart. The AED didn't shock since the batteries were dead

The employees retrieved a second AED and, again, the batteries were dead. 

Fortunately, they found a third AED and it administered a schock. The victim survived. 

How do you know if your AED's are ready to administer the life-saving shock? 

How do you know if your AED's CPR pads aren't expired? 

Through En-Pro Management, ZOLL provides a total solution automated external defibrillator (AED) management program with PlusTrac™ AED tracking system.  PlusTrac provides a solution that is comprehensive yet simple when it comes to tracing the vital components of your AED program. 

PlusTrac is an interactive, web-based AED management system that ensures the ongoing compliance of your AED program. It can be accessed via an Internet connection and a web browser.

We are the midwest manufacturer's representatives for ZOLL AED's and the ZOLL PlusTrac system. For more information, call us at 800-622-6808, email us at or visit this ZOLL PlusTrac web page.


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