Rifkin White Paper–Military Grade Security
Published September 30, 2011–
A Long History of Manufacturing Excellence in the USA
From modest beginnings in 1892, A. Rifkin Co. now holds the distinction of being the world leader in the design, innovation and manufacturing of reusable fabric security bags. One of the company’s most well-known products is its patented locking night deposit bag. Since introducing the Safety Sac® to the banking community in the early 1930s, Rifkin has manufactured millions of security bags that are currently used by 30,000 government, financial and commercial businesses.
A key component to the company’s ongoing success is its focus on product development and customer needs. Federal mandates to protect classified, top-secret and sensitive information guides US Government and Military officials to work with Rifkin on creating durable, highly secure transport bags. While you will not read a published report on how Rifkin Security Bags are used by the government, all you need to do is watch CNN or browse the pages of Newsweek to see these bags in action. From classified situation reports and top secret documents to human resource files and laptop computers, Rifkin security bags can be found in virtually every branch of the United States Military and Federal government.
On Demand Innovation
As security needs evolve, so do the product offerings from Rifkin. The company’s Research & Development department pairs security specialists and craftsmen to create unique security solutions that satisfy demanding government protocols. Some of the most notable innovations include locking bag-in-bag transport cases, dual security rolling bags for shred & burn applications and even security bags that provide real-time GPS location and tracking information.
Beyond the high-profile products mentioned above, Rifkin offers an extensive assortment of government security bag styles to protect documents, laptops, data drives, valuables and currency. These include locking briefcases, locking executive attachés, fire-resistant courier bags and new tamper-evident Keyless Security™ bags.
Even more impressive than its diverse product line is the company’s list of patented security technologies. In satisfying customer demands, Rifkin has transformed the way the world thinks about protecting sensitive information. This is evident in its newest Keyless Security™ product line (Patents 7,988,209 and 6,533,335). Bags equipped with a built-in Keyless Security™ lock use individually numbered, one-time-use security seals to provide tamper evident protection of documents and sensitive information. When combined with an outer locking transport bag, users can be 100% certain that sensitive materials have not been compromised after being secured.
Since 96% of Rifkin bags are custom made for specialized applications, customers have significant flexibility in designing a product that satisfies their specific application. From bag size and material color to personalized imprinting and fire protection, all it takes is one phone call to a Rifkin security bag specialist to discover how easy it is to create a tailored solution. Many times, specialists can even recommend simple ways for customers to improve efficiency and security. These suggestions have ranged from color coding bags by department to creating padded inserts to protect sensitive electronics during transport.
Durability, Performance and Craftsmanship
Rifkin custom engineered and hand-made government security bags simply last longer, perform without fault, and protect your documents, valuables and electronics from both physical damage and undetected tampering better than any other competitive product.
Rifkin is a preferred supplier to the United States government because of its application specific bag designs, raw material selection and fine workmanship. Rifkin security bags are hand-made in Northeast Pennsylvania by experienced textile sewers. For 119 years, thousands of highly-skilled craftsmen have made lifetime careers with Rifkin. Generations have passed, but one thing remains constant…An untarnished reputation for a quality product that will work as promised and last longer than ever expected.
Commitment to the Environment
For seven decades Rifkin has been an advocate for environmental protection and sustainability. A major part of the Company’s success is due to the quality, durability and value that customers gain from continually reusing fabric security bags. A recent 8-year comparison study showed that one Rifkin security bag could replace 2,080 plastic or paper envelope alternatives. This could generate a cost savings of up to $500 per bag and untold benefit for the environment. In addition to the global impact benefits of specifying reusable security bags, you can feel confident knowing that the A. Rifkin Co. is at the forefront of the green manufacturing initiative. The Company recently installed 434 solar panels on the roof of its 69,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The 230-watt REC Solar Panels harvest sunlight and transfer energy through one centralized inverter with a maximum efficiency of 98.3%. The system now produces roughly 117,000 kilowatt hours of power and will measurably reduce annual emissions and dramatically change the company’s long-term carbon footprint.
Making it Easy to Do Business
Rifkin understands the unique needs of the Federal Government buyer. To help support growing customer demands, the company offers a dedicated customer service department that can answer security questions, make product suggestions and help develop a security bag solution to improve your operational efficiency. In addition, www.arifkin.com is a feature-rich website that allows you to place custom orders 24- hours a day making overseas requisitions even easier. Rifkin also offers special pricing on many of its security bags through GSA Contract #GS-14F-1219 and has recently applied for the Navy Seaport E contract.
Open Invitation to Visit
A. Rifkin Co. has an open door policy for all government agencies. The company invites you to visit their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. While there you can meet the craftsmen that will manufacture your product to exacting specifications and witness a true commitment to environmental sustainability.
To learn more or set up a facility tour please contact our dedicated customer service team at: 800.458.7300.