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Bullard events will celebrate 50th year in Kentucky

Hard hat and safety equipment maker moved to Cynthiana from California

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Bullard, the 124-year-old manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems, today announced a lineup of events to celebrate the company’s 50th year in Kentucky. The company, originally founded in San Francisco, Calif., by Edward Dickinson Bullard, relocated to Cynthiana, Ky. in 1972.

To commemorate its 50th anniversary in Cynthiana, Bullard will host several private events for employees and family, as well as a free public Labor Day Party in the Park. Set to take place on September 5th from 6-10pm at Flat Run Veteran’s Park, Bullard’s Labor Day Party in the Park event will honor the strength and achievements of America’s hardworking men and women with a live band, food for purchase from local vendors, a fire truck, inflatable obstacle course, and fireworks.

The company will be accepting donations at the event for the Cynthiana Splash Pad Project via the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber.

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems marketed worldwide. The U.S.-based company is a fifth-generation family-owned enterprise, respected for its invention of the hard hat in 1919. Today, product lines include hard hats, thermal imagers, firefighter and rescue helmets, supplied air respirators, powered air-purifying respirators, and air quality equipment.

Bullard will host celebratory events for company employees and their families, including a ‘Party At the Plant’ with live music, food, games and more, and Bullard Cares Day, during which employees will support the Cynthiana community by volunteering with local service organizations.

“Cynthiana has been Bullard’s home for 50 years now, and we couldn’t imagine a better place to have settled and grown our company,” said CEO Wells Bullard. “Some of the most dedicated, hardworking, passionate, and creative people live in Central Kentucky, and we have been lucky to count many of those incredible people as a part of the Bullard community over the past five decades. We are immensely proud to be a Cynthiana company.”

Earlier this year, Edward  W. Bullard was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of the Hard Boiled® hard hat, the first commercially available industrial head protection device, in 1919. The fifth-generation company still produces hard hats and protective equipment and systems including fire helmets, respirators, and thermal imagers, for workers in a range of industries worldwide.

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