Over 50 Years of Service!
Carlwood Safety, Inc. is a Woman Owned Business that has been around since 1955. Almost, sixty years ago Carlwood Safety opened its door to provide Florida Industry with great customer service, on time deliveries, quality products, and great value. The industry at the time was dominated by the Citrus Growers, Phosphate , Florida Power Corporation, along with various small local businesses. Originally founded by Carl and Madeline Plock, Carlwood Safety grew to be respected as a quality product and service provider in the State of Florida.
In 1989, Larry and Martha Wilson purchased Carlwood Safety, introducing new technologies, products and customers to the company. Larry Wilson had formerly been Vice-President (Heir Apparent) at FAG Bearing, and international bearing company then valued at over 3 Billion dollars. Martha Wilson was a graduate of Michigan State University and former school teacher. Together with their two boys Scott and Mike, the family moved to Florida to a new life and a new business.
Larry and Martha quickly began to grow the business by focusing on innovation, first by streamlining operations with computerization and then by implementing a stronger sales force to travel the state. They also