Bullard, a global leader in personal protective equipment, announced on Jan. 9 that it plans for a year-long celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the Company’s invention of the hard hat. Headquartered in Cynthiana, Kentucky, the Company invented the Hard Boiled Hat in 1919 and today supplies head protection products to workers worldwide.

A 121-year, fifth-generation, family-owned company, Bullard manufacturers safety products for workers in the Industrial Health and Safety and Emergency Responder markets. The Company’s innovative products have protected safety workers worldwide for more than 100 years and include thermal imagers, fire and rescue helmets, head and face protection and respiratory equipment.

“We are proud of the role Bullard has played in revolutionizing the safety industry,” said CEO, Wells Bullard. “Our vision to advance human safety to enable long, healthy, productive lives through innovative solutions is our commitment to every customer who chooses a Bullard product. A huge thank you to our most valued customers, employees, distributors, and suppliers for supporting us throughout the years and in the future.”

Bullard is planning activities throughout the year to celebrate its centennial anniversary of the invention of the hard hat. On January 12, the Company will attempt to break a Guinness World Record during halftime of the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt basketball game. Bullard is supplying 10,000 hard hats to fans attending the UK/Vanderbilt game to break the record for the largest gathering of people wearing safety helmets at an event. A Guinness World Record representative will be at the game to verify the record-breaking event.

The Company is growing and recently added the Bullard Center in Lexington, Kentucky, where research and development, new product development, marketing, and global shared resources collaborate to develop the next generation of Bullard products and services. Bullard has offices in Singapore and Germany, as well, to service customers around the world.