Seattle Manufacturing Corporation announces major shift in distribution

Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC) has decided after extensive analysis and consideration to make a significant change to how their products are marketed and distributed in the Work and Rescue Markets. Effective immediately, SMC Work and Rescue products will only be available through the dealer network of Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI).
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Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC) has decided after extensive analysis and consideration to make a significant change to how their products are marketed and distributed in the Work and Rescue Markets. Effective immediately, SMC
Work and Rescue products will only be available through the dealer network of Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI).

“We see this change as a bold step towards strengthening existing relationships with our many loyal customers and thereby helping them become even more successful and profitable,” expressed Kathy Hughes, President of SMC. “Between our two companies, SMC and PMI have nearly 70 years of industry experience, innovative design and manufacturing excellence. Working closely with PMI, we'll strive to maintain our position as a premier manufacturer of high quality technical
work and rescue gear.”

Previously SMC had used both PMI and CMC as distributors in the Work and Rescue Markets. “It is widely known that CMC is shifting its focus to CMC branded products which are made by contract manufacturers,” explains Mark Harman, SMC Sales and Marketing Manager. “In doing so, they are moving away from many well respected, highly capable and reliable manufacturers with brands that are the industry standard in their respective categories. We have chosen to remain independent, believing that the industry is best served by maintaining our high levels of quality assurance.”

PMI rope and equipment has been at the heart of rope rescue, vertical rigging, caving, and climbing in America for nearly three decades. Born of experience and skill and crafted with the utmost in pride, PMI gear assures you the finest in technology and practical application. So whether you are at height, or climbing your first 5.13, PMI has the gear you need. For additional information regarding PMI, their products and/or
dealers either visit their web site (www.pmirope.com) or call toll-free 800-282-7673.

Founded in 1967, SMC is a leading manufacturer of mountaineering, work-related and technical rescue gear. The SMC brand is synonymous with impeccable product quality, technical expertise and the company's long-standing commitment to insuring the
safety of people using gear made by SMC. From the beginning, professional and sport climbers, mountaineering guides, rescue personnel and industrial safety professionals around the world have confidently and consistently relied upon SMC products. For more information on SMC and the company's products visit their web site
(www.smcgear.net) or call toll free at 800-426-6251.
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