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, food service, 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.







Elizabeth VanSickle



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.








Verde VanSickle



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.







J. Eastom



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.













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.










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.













Freddie Aldridge Jr.



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.









Adam Yednock

General Manager


Adam has spent the majority of his career on the finance side of the organization. He spent the first 6 years of his career in public accounting. Prior to joining The Safety Source, Adam spent 15 years in the commercial door industry as a Controller and General Manager. During his time in the commercial door industry he was responsible for improving field efficacy and internal office efficacy to help drive more profitability for the company.


Adam Enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. He is an avid Detroit Tigers fan and looks forward to Michigan golf season every year. Adam and his wife have a goal of visiting all 30 major league baseball team stadiums.










Teresa Leming

Office Manager


Teresa Leming is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Teresa started her career in business working for a small software development company catering to the stock market, she then moved into a larger Technology provider that provided ISP services and customer driven software projects. She then took a step into the family business in the movie industry working with and for some of the major Hollywood blockbuster shot during the Michigan Film incentives of the 2000’s. After stepping back out of movies she worked for a local foreign language teaching supply company and distributor running the business operations. During all these career advances Teresa has gained valuable experience and knowledge in what it takes to be successful in a Customer Service and Customer First Environment. She is driven to help her customers succeed but also provide the best possible service.


When Teresa is not at work, she is mother to 3 daughters. Her youngest is very active in travel softball, therefore she is often traveling with her to several states a year. She loves driving her Wrangler and enjoys being close to the beach and water.












Jacob Edwards

Marketing Assistant


Jacob is a Michigan native and a graduate of Northern Michigan University. He has spent the last few years working all around the country as a growth strategist in the food industry, and joined The Safety Source toward the beginning of 2020. He enjoys spending his free time making music, playing games, and watching sports, as well as traveling with his wife.