Springville, Utah, October 4, 2010 – Little Giant Ladder Systems® (http://www.littlegiantladders.com), makers of the original multi-use ladder, is showcasing the new SumoStance™ extension ladder, the world’s only wide-stance extension ladder, at the National Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego, California, October 3-8.

SumoStance delivers safety to working professionals by tripling the base width of ordinary extension ladders and increasing side-tip stability by over 500%, resulting in a new category of extension ladders that work on nearly any uneven surface.

SumoStance video and images can be viewed at: www.sumostance.com.

“Many companies expect employees to perform to a perfect safety standard,” said H. Arthur Wing, President.  “Yet the equipment available to their working professionals does not adequately protect them from the common risks they face every day.  Traditional extension ladders have always been a major risk for professionals and safety inspectors.  SumoStance sets a new standard in ladder safety and simplifies risk management by providing a safe experience for professionals who use extension ladders.”

Little Giant designed the breakthrough innovations featured in the new SumoStance ladder to compensate for the difficult, unlevel terrain around nearly every worksite.  All professionals deal with sloping sidewalks, uneven ground, ungraded new construction sites and other hazards on a daily basis. Uneven surfaces create dangerous situations that often result in accidents and lost time, and ultimately, increased insurance costs.

Such problems are overcome with the following patent-pending SumoStance innovations:

  • Adjustable outriggers: SumoStance outriggers extend the base width by more than 18 inches on each side, resulting in a base that is three times wider than ordinary extension ladders.
  • Level and tilt indicators: A side-to-side level and front-to-back angle indicator helps to ensure a safe ladder setup every time.

SumoStance innovations have resulted in greater speed, less fatigue and fewer injuries for working professionals.  Cutting-edge materials and manufacturing processes have generated significant weight reductions, improving safety and speed, while minimizing back injuries and lost time.

“SumoStance is engineered not only to prevent accidents, but also to save lives,” said Ryan Moss, CEO.  “The SumoStance’s intuitive safety features help ensure a safe, stable set-up for any job on almost any surface.  Little Giant’s commitment to innovation, demonstrated in the new SumoStance, is setting new safety standards for the entire ladder category.”

The SumoStance will be available at hardware stores and industrial supply houses nationwide in January 2011.


About Little Giant Ladder Systems

Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes superior-quality climbing products to discerning homeowners and professionals throughout the world.  The company’s growing family of consumer brands includes Little Giant Ladders®, SumoStance™, Select Step™, BigTrex™ and MicroBurst™.

For more information contact:
Stephen Whyte
Strategic Connections, LLC
Telephone: 801-529-3060
E-mail: Stephen@StrategiConnections.com