Congressman Supports HeatTrak''s Small Business Success Selling to International Audience
Paterson, NJ - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8) recognized HeatTrak as an example of a successful small business and a new generation of American innovation. The company manufactures electric snow-melting mats that keep outdoor stairs and walkways clear of ice and snow during winter months. The congressman, along with other local officials, recently toured the company''s factory in Paterson to meet and greet HeatTrak employees and see its operations.
"We are honored that the Congressman identified us as an up-and-coming manufacturing business in his district. I think it''s a testament to our company and our growth to have the Congressman come and take a look at and tour our facility," said Hillel Glazer, president and CEO of HeatTrak. "It really validates our effort and shows how successful our company has been." Glazer founded HeatTrak in 2004 with only two employees. Today the company employees more than 20 people and sells to an international market.
"HeatTrak is the only company in the country manufacturing these high-quality heat mats and shipping them all over the world from Paterson," said Pascrell, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. "We need investment and I say to Hillel, ''thank you.'' We want to put people to work and that''s what the Recovery Act is all about.This company is the poster child for where America is going. HeatTrak, like all small businesses throughout Paterson and this country, act as mile markers on the road to our economic recovery."
HeatTrak has been manufacturing in Paterson since September, 2005. The company operates under two divisions. Its industrial division sells large, industrial-grade products to Fortune 500 Companies, universities, private businesses, and government facilities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Its Residential Division sells smaller heat mats for the home through hardware and retail chains such as Costco.com. HomeDepot.com, and Amazon.com. HeatTrak products are also available on the company''s website, HeatTrak.com. HeatTrak''s mats are entirely waterproof and designed to be left outside all winter long. They plug into any standard outlet and melt snow at a rate of two inches per hour.
In addition to recognition from Congressman Pascrell, HeatTrak has garnered the attention of many media outlets in recent months. Over the last two months the company''s products have been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
HeatTrak, based in Paterson, NJ, is the world''s premier manufacturer of outdoor heated safety mats. The company''s products are an efficient and convenient way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the home or workplace.