National Safety Congress Highlights Innovative
New Ladders To Help Prevent Accidents & Deaths

Springville, Utah, October 27, 2009 – Little Giant Ladder Systems™
(, pioneer of the “safe ladder” category, announced today
three new innovative safe ladder products are being highlighted at the National Safety
Congress and Expo in Orlando, Florida, October 25-30.
The U.S. leads the world in reported ladder deaths. The American Ladder Institute claims
more than 300 deaths occur each year, or close to one ladder fatality per day. In 2007,
approximately 532,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices,
clinics and other medical settings because of ladder related injuries.
“At Little Giant Ladder Systems, we are committed to keeping people safe,” said H. Arthur
Wing, President. “For the past three decades, Little Giant Ladders have been considered the
safest ladders on the market. Today marks another milestone as our newest ladder
innovations—which have created the entirely new ‘safe ladder’ category—are highlighted at
the National Safety Congress. We are proud to help prevent accidents and deaths by
introducing the first three products in this category.”
For more than 100 years ladders remained unchanged. There were virtually no
advancements in ladder design, functionality and safety until 1972 when Little Giant Ladder
Systems put its first product on the market. Today satisfied Little Giant customers include:
• All branches of the U.S. military
• Boeing
• HP
• Intel
• Dish Network
These organizations and millions of homeowners have chosen Little Giant Ladders because
they have been the consistent leader in ladder innovation and safety, always meeting or
exceeding all OSHA and ANSI standards.
“The entire ladder industry will be forever changed with the recent release of the
SumoStance™, SelectStep™, and MicroBurst™ brands,” said Ryan Moss, CEO of Little
Giant Ladder Systems and board member of the American Ladder Institute. “Our focus on
product innovation and our commitment to setting the new safety benchmark in the ladder
industry has paved the way for the introduction of the new “safe ladder” category.”
One-of-a-kind safety features found only in the new SumoStance™, SelectStep™ and
MicroBurst™ product lines deliver stability, comfort and ease of use for professionals and
The patent-pending SumoStance is the world’s only wide-stance extension ladder with
adjustable outriggers, which triple its base width and increase side-tip stability by over
500%. Both SumoStance outriggers adjust 9 inches up and down to work on nearly
any surface. Proper tilt angle and level indicators help ladder users set the
SumoStance in the safe operating position. The SumoStance is the safest extension
ladder in the world.
The world’s only multi-position stepladder is also the world’s most comfortable
stepladder. The heavy duty rated (Type IA 300 lbs) yet lightweight (only 23 lbs)
SelectStep is a 5, 6, 7, and 8-foot stepladder, and is the only stepladder that can be
safely used on stairs and sloping ground. No matter the chosen height or angle of the
ladder, the patent-pending SelectStep provides a comfortable built-in standing
platform. And the AirDeck™ utility tray and handrail makes standing on the
SelectStep feel as good as standing on solid ground.
The MicroBurst is the only stepladder in the world with Fold-Flat™ technology, storing
in nearly half the space of an ordinary A-frame stepladder, making it easy to store and
carry. The StableLock™ spreader system is the strongest part of the ladder,
constructed of high-strength steel, creating a solid A-frame structure that virtually
prevents ladder shifting or walking. The patent-pending MicroBurst’s rear base width is
4 inches wider than traditional stepladders for optimal side-tip stability.

Little Giant Ladder Resources:
• SumoStance:
• SelectStep:
• MicroBurst:
• Testimonials:

About Little Giant Ladder Systems
Little Giant Ladder Systems manufactures and distributes climbing products used by
homeowners, professionals, and businesses throughout the world. The company’s growing
family of consumer brands includes Little Giant Ladders™, SumoStance™, SelectStep™,
BigTrex™ and MicroBurst™.

For more information contact:
Stephen Whyte
Strategic Connections, LLC
Telephone: 801-529-3060