New Pig Corporation
New Pig is the leading brand that helps companies manage leaks, drips and spills to protect workers, facilities and the environment. Since 1985, when New Pig invented the PIG® Absorbent Sock, the company has been providing innovative products and services to more than 300,000 industrial, commercial, utility, military and government facilities worldwide. Dedicated to helping keep facilities clean and safe, the company offers proven spill control and liquid management solutions and industrial maintenance products for spill containment, emergency spill response, material handling, plant maintenance, personal protective equipment (PPE) and workplace safety. In addition, the largest selection of absorbent products in the world including PIG® Mats, absorbent socks, booms, pillows and drip pans. Leading New Pig brands include the Original PIG Absorbent Sock, PIG Grippy Floor Mat, PIG SpillBlocker Dike, PIG Flammable Safety Cabinets and PIG Social Distancing Floor Sign & Marker.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Workplace Safety
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $100,000,000 US - $1,000,000,000 US
While people were dancing the night away, our founders were working up a sweat cleaning the oil and grime off tanks, equipment, walls and floors in dirty factories. The worst job was shoveling up the loose, oil-soaked cat litter around the bases of leaking machinery. The clay pellets stuck to everything. It was a nightmare. And it was everywhere. When they started losing money on these jobs, they decided to find a better way to soak up the oily mess.
They cut up pantyhose and stuffed them with everything from sawdust to rice hulls. Then they laid these sausage-like things into pools of oil to see what would happen. Time and again, they were disappointed with the results — until they tried the ground corncob they used to blast oil off factory walls. It worked.
Our original prototype was a 40-inch nylon sleeve filled with ground corncob. When we tested its absorbency in a pool of dirty oil, someone called it a pig because it looked like it was wallowing in the stuff. The name stuck. We loved it. Our first users loved it. But when it was time to trademark it, we weren't sure that “pig” would be the best name for an industrial product. A big-city advertising agency even advised us against it. “Your target market will never accept it,” they warned.
We trusted our customers and our gut instead. We named the product the PIG® Absorbent Sock and co-founder Ben Stapelfeld chose the name “Pig Corporation” for our fledgling company. When he discovered it was already registered to a Pennsylvania farmer, Ben simply added the word “new” at the beginning to create “New Pig Corporation.”
If it leaks, drips, splatters or spills, we make hardworking products to absorb, contain and clean it up. Our original PIG® Sock launched the industrial absorbent industry, and 27 years later we're still inventing new solutions to help you keep your workplace clean, safe and productive.
New Pig is home to PIG® Mat, the world's best-selling absorbent mat. We invented the PIG® SPILLBLOCKER® Dike, the PIG® DRAINBLOCKER® Drain Cover, the PIG® Burpless® Drum Funnel and the PIG® Latching Drum Lid, just to name a few. PIG® Products set the standard for quality, durability and features you just won't find anywhere else.
But it's not just about products. It's about you. It's about helping you work better. Safer. Smarter. It's about making you feel like part of the family when you call. Answering any question. Going to any length. Putting a smile on your face or giving you a chuckle. It's why New Pig customers are the most loyal bunch you'll find anywhere. Try us once and you'll be one, too.