Electric Wild Rags are Flame Resistant Wild Rags created for Linemen and Apprentices, along with anyone requiring FR gear out on the job. All of the fabric used is manufactured in the US, along with all of their thread, tags and packaging. Electric Wild Rags are sewn one in Utah, along with their FR Neck Gaiters
Electric Wild Rags is one of the many businesses that received a Mainstreet Preservation Grant. According to owner Lesa Andersen Gilgen, “We are a Line Family – my husband is a Lineman, and we have one son that is a Lineman and another that is an Apprentice to become a Lineman. What was initially a request from my husband, for me to come up with a flame resistant wild rag, was the beginning of Electric Wild Rags. I am very proud of the fact that all of our fabric, thread, tags, everything is made in the US and every wild rag and gaiter is sewn here in Utah.
“The Mainstreet Preservation Grant came at the perfect time – not only have I been able to buy new equipment and more fabric, but I also have a couple of seamstresses that help me sew and I have been able to keep them sewing.”
Learn more about Electric Wild Rags at: electricwildrags.com.
The Mainstreet Preservation Grant, provided by the Salt Lake Chamber’s Utah Job Opportunities Foundation, is made possible thanks to a $500,000 donation from WCF Insurance. The grant funds are used to support rural and/or minority small businesses in Utah that need immediate assistance due to the COVID-19 and before federal stimulus funding is accessed. These grant funds are intended to help businesses in the short-term. To donate or learn more about the Mainstreet Preservation Grant, visit slchamber.com/mainstreet-preservation-grant.