About Us

The Safety Source, LLC stocks over 25,000 MRO, packaging and office supply products and has over 425,000 products you can purchase. We carry a complete line of MRO, janitorial, safety, medical, industrial, lighting, material handling, foodservice, office & packaging supplies.

 

We also perform turnkey energy efficiency programs as well as design, install and service various industrial services related to LED interior & exterior lighting, vendor managed inventory, vending solutions, warehouse pallet racking, material handling, in plant offices and asset protection.

 

We specialize in helping Tier I, II and III manufacturing suppliers, government agencies, institutions, food service companies reduce vendors and costs while at the same time providing customizable services and solutions.

 

The Safety Source, LLC is certified by the WBENC as a Certified Woman Owned Business Certificate WBE#2005118320. We have been in business since 2006 and welcome the opportunity to show you customized services, lowest price per unit costs and solutions that help your company to reduce spend and redundancies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth VanSickle

President

 

Elizabeth started her sales career representing an industrial tool distributor before being recruited to represent one of the Midwest’s largest industrial laundry providers where she developed relationships with OEM manufactures as well as Tier I, II and III automotive suppliers. After working several years with various manufactures Elizabeth and Verde VanSickle her husband decided to open their own industrial distribution company first located in New Baltimore Michigan, The Safety Source has grown to become one of the Midwest’s fastest growing industrial safety distributors. With a diverse product and service offering The Safety Source has carved out a niche in the industrial supply and services industry by offering custom solutions and partnering with our customers.

 

Elizabeth has a deep love for animals and animal welfare donating both time and money to animal rescues and charity events. She enjoys boating on Lake St. Clair and traveling to various tropical locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Verde Vansickle

Co-Founder

 

Verde is a graduate of Ferris State University where he was awarded a Football Scholarship and received two Bachelors of Science Degrees - Business Administration & Management. After graduation Verde started his career in Occupational Health & Safety when we accepted a position with Concentra Medical Centers the nation’s largest occupational health provider. Verde was promoted to Area Sales Manager and was responsible for the marketing and business development of 9 Medical Centers located throughout the Metro Detroit area. After 2 years as Area Sales Manager Verde was recruited by Honeywell one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to become the Automotive Specialist working with national and regional distribution channels throughout the Midwest. After 3 years with Honeywell Verde was recruited by a local industrial distributor to become a Territory Sales Manager. After 6 years Verde and Elizabeth decided they could provide businesses with better products, superior service at lower costs so they decided to open The Safety Source in New Baltimore Michigan in 2007. The Safety Source has grown to become one of the Midwest fastest growing industrial safety distributors. With significant investment into technology The Safety Source has launched a responsive e-commerce platform and inventory management software that will allow for improved service, faster order fulfillment and world class customer service.

 

Verde enjoys traveling and multiple sporting events; he also has deep love for animals and enjoys helping Elizabeth with her charitable events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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J. Eastom

Business Development Representative

 

J. has worked in the industrial supply industry for 15 years. J. has held the position of Operations Manager in the manufacturing industry for 5 years. J. has held various sales, operations and managerial positions over the course of his career. He has been with The Safety Source for four years and enjoys the diversity of his customers and the fulfillment he gets when he helps a customer to save money and time. 

 

J. is the father of 2 children 1 girl and 1 boy. He attended Henry Ford Community College and Davenport University and has a degree in Business Management. J. enjoys spending time camping with his children and watching our Detroit Sports Teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brian Reneau

Purchasing & Office Administrator

 

Brian has worked in the industrial supply industry for 8 years. He was a branch manager in the banking industry for 15 years. He attended Macomb Community College and Wayne State University for Business Management.

 

Brian has been married for 23 years and has 2 boys who are currently attending college. He enjoys spending time with family/friends, watching all sports, listening to music, working out and soaking up the sun pool side/beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Knight

E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager

 

Steve is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Media & Film. He previously held a position as Video Producer/Marketing Specialist/E-Commerce Content Specialist with Sportbike Track Gear. Steve enjoys photography, playing guitar, watching and supporting local sport teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Blair

Warehouse Manager

 

Mike has worked in warehousing his entire adult life. He has been performed all jobs everything from an order puller to a warehouse manager, ISO auditor and everything in between. He has been responsible for every aspect of the warehouse at one time or another from order fulfillment to freight negotiations inbound and out bound logistics. He has experience with Aftermarket Automotive, OEM Automotive, Amazon, Ebay and other ecommerce markets. He attended St. Clair County Community College. Mike is married and has 2 boys. Mike enjoys boating and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freddie Aldridge Jr.

Logistics-Driver

 

Freddie is a graduate of John J Pershing High School and has held various positions in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Freddie held maintenance positions with Six Nations and inspection positions with Faurecia. Freddie holds the position of Logistics with The Safety Source. Freddie enjoys watching and supporting Michigan sport teams.