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Corporate Profiles: Bullard


Bullard is a 121-year, fifth-generation, family-owned company that manufactures safety products for workers in the industrial health and safety and emergency responder markets. The company’s innovative 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. Bullard is known worldwide for manufacturing high-quality personal protective equipment and systems designed to help save lives. Founded in 1898 by Edward Dickinson Bullard, the company originally supplied carbide lamps and other mining equipment to gold and copper miners in California, Nevada and Arizona. In 1919, Edward W. Bullard invented the Hard Boiled® Hat, representing the first of many innovative designs that have led the company to its prominent position in head protection for industrial applications. This year, Bullard celebrates its 100th anniversary of the invention of the hard hat. Bullard’s products have protected workers who have constructed some of the most historic landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam. Bullard hard hats were required safety equipment for bridge workers who were constructing the Golden Gate Bridge, making this project the first worksite to require head protection. Bullard respiratory products meet NIOSH standards and provide high-quality protection to workers worldwide. With Bullard products, you’ll find extraordinary service and the most innovative designs that are simple to operate. Bullard products are built Bullard Tough and proudly made in the USA. Headquartered in Cynthiana, KY, with offices in Lexington, KY, and sales offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Bullard is led by CEO Wells Bullard, President and COO Peter Lugo, and Chairman Edward “Jed” Bullard. The company’s products are available throughout the world from a network of distributors operating in most major country markets. For more information, email [email protected], call Bullard customer service at 877-BULLARD/(859) 234-6616, or visit

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