It all started with a simple, bold idea: make a better oven mitt. But, not just a better mitt – a better way to reduce painful and costly burns without sacrificing comfort, productivity or sanitation. This is precisely what created our interest in developing the most Effective Protective Apparel™ designed specifically for commercial foodservice.
Tucker Safety Products, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Vincent Tucker to produce the highest quality protective apparel in foodservice and kitchen operations. Vincent’s catering experience exposed him to weaknesses in the kitchen protective apparel market. Existing heat pads, oven mitts and aprons only protected against direct heat burns, which account for less than 20% of foodservice burn injuries. The majority of injuries occur from boiling water, steam and hot oil or grease. Vincent decided it was time to develop products which truly guarded against all the dangers in a commercial kitchen.
In May 2014, the Marmon Group, which is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., purchased Tucker Safety Products. Marmon Holdings, Inc. is a global, diversified industrial organization. Marmon comprises four autonomous companies consisting of 15 diverse, stand-alone business sectors, and about 185 independent manufacturing and service businesses. Marmon businesses operate more than 350 manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities, and employ about 20,000 people worldwide.
How We Operate
Quality protection and personal safety are two sides of the same coin: they are vitally interfused and cannot be separated; Without one, you cannot have the other.
For three decades, we have been manufacturing trusted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the foodservice industry around the world with exclusive features you’ll only get from Tucker Safety. Our four key foundational elements – Safety, Sanitation, Savings, and Service – add up to the highest level of protection possible for every aspect of your operation.
When it comes to safety and quality, Tucker Safety refuses to cut corners with any of our protective products.
At Tucker Safety, we come to work every day because we want to solve one of the biggest problems for people working in foodservice – daily exposure to painful and costly burn and cut hazards. Our mission is simple…help foodservice operators run a safe and sanitary operation and protect the people that show up everyday to turn on the lights!
What We Believe
We believe that the hard working people actually performing the work, and that are exposed to the chance for personal injury every day and every shift, have the right to go home uninjured (the same way they arrived) at the end of each day. To us, personal safety is a value, not a priority. The most important point to consider when choosing personal protective equipment (PPE) and apparel is that PPE is intended to save lives and protect against serious injury.
Our Global Partners
We are proud to count the world’s leading foodservice companies, retail grocers, universities and contract catering companies as our safety partners. Creating the most effective protective apparel is not enough. We talk with our end users and customers regularly to learn about their specific challenges and put together programs and custom solutions that work in their environments.
Effective Protective Apparel™ is not the enemy of efficiency! In the demanding and fast-paced environment of commercial foodservice, ensuring workers are able to perform their jobs safely, quickly and accurately, is an ever-present challenge. At Tucker Safety, we combine our depth of knowledge and expertise with advanced design and manufacturing technologies to provide you with high quality, reliable safety solutions that help you achieve lasting safety improvements and make smart choices regarding the personal safety of your workers.
Safety is personal because safety always involves people! The injuries that we design products to protect against have very real consequences to individuals, their families and your bottom line. Safety is not something you do; it is something you get. The case for investing in the protection of human capital is clear. A safe worker can be a productively engaged worker who is involved in improving the work environment and enable your business to deliver on your brand promise.
When your protective apparel carries the Tucker Safety Products’ label, you’re investing in true protection and guaranteed performance. We stand behind all of our products and back each product with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Effective Protective Apparel™ from Tucker Safety Products is quality you can trust and protection you can feel! Always look for the label.