How Kim Wilson and Slate Rock Safety prove business is not just a piece of clothing

Cascade Capital  Awards 2013 — Service category, Employee growth emerging

Slate Rock Safety LLC
Kim Wilson, president

With a sales growth rate of more than 900 percent from 2008 to 2011, Slate Rock Safety LLC is among the country’s fastest growing private companies. Slate Rock Safety is a woman-owned e-commerce retailer/wholesaler and home to five separate business entities that specialize in the sale of flame resistant, occupational and safety apparel clothing for industries such as the military, utility, industrial and public safety.

Founded in 2007 and led by Kim Wilson, president, Slate Rock Safety has since seen a tremendous growth in employees and sales. The company is building off its 11 new job creations in 2012 with three new additions to date and more to come.

Along with the business unit, sales and marketing have continued to identify specialized niches across each of the industries Slate Rock Safety serves. Having formed close relationships with world-class manufacturers and customers, the company has been able to act as a liaison between customer and producer to help ensure ready-made products are meeting specifications.

Slate Rock Safety also has an in-house technology team that specializes in different disciplines — building the software architecture used for internal communications and reporting.

The design of its managed care program reduces the need for customer resources, saving them administrative time and money.

If you weren’t already impressed, the company also opened a new warehouse this year to give Slate Rock Safety more space for items and to expedite customer service.

How to reach: Slate Rock Safety LLC, (866) 783-7977 or