Over 31 years ago Jack Kulp and his wife Sue, co-founded TrafFix Devices Inc., headquartered in San Clemente, California. TrafFix Devices manufactures and distributes highway safety products for the traffic control and transportation industry. VizCon originated in 2003 as a supplier of emergency traffic control products and high visibility apparel products. In 2011, VizCon merged into TrafFix Devices and has become a primary supplier of temporary traffic control products into the Industrial, Construction, Safety, and STAFDA channels.
In 1986 when Jack & Sue started TrafFix Devices, out of their home, there were only a handful of traffic safety products. Within a year they hired Walter Kuczera, to handle sales and marketing for the Eastern half of the country, which left Jack to tackle the West and Sue to manage the office. In 1989 Brent Kulp joined the family business taking over as Western Region Sales Manager, allowing Jack more time to develop new products and run the business.
TrafFix has since grown to 250 employees, dispersed throughout the country – from the corporate offices in San Clemente, to plants in Fairfield, Iowa; Adelanto, California; and Tijuana, Mexico; producing over 100 traffic control and safety products. TrafFix Devices is now one of the largest producers of road safety products in the world – with most of TrafFix products continuing to be manufactured in the United States.
Products include Plastic Channelizer Drums, Portable Sign Stands and Roll-Up Signs, ADA Barricades, Cones & Tubular Traffic Delineators, and Water Filled Barriers to name a few. Every TrafFix product meets the Federal Highway National Cooperative Highway Research Project standard, NCHRP 350. By staying on the cutting edge of product innovation, TrafFix Devices leads the industry by continuing to bring new and improved products to market.
TrafFix Devices products are sold to barricade rental yards, traffic control companies, highway contractors, state departments of transportation, military and utility companies; as well as cities and counties all over the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Europe, South Africa, Mexico and the Middle East. TrafFix has 6 Regional Sales Managers, a New Business Development Manager, and National Sales Manager all reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, who also manages International Sales.
Over the years TrafFix had expanded to five buildings in a San Clemente business park. In 2003 Jack began work on creating a single building to house TrafFix Devices Inc. On April 1, 2008 his vision became a reality and TrafFix opened the doors to their new corporate headquarters on Avenida La Pata in San Clemente. Moving all of the operations to one location has streamlined communications between departments, which in turn has improved the efficiency of new product development and has helped to speed up manufacturing and expedite the shipping process.
Jack, President & Founder; Sue, Corporate Secretary & Founder; Brent, VP Sales & Marketing; along with the rest of the TrafFix Devices Team, will continue with product innovations to keep TrafFix growing and evolving, in response to the needs of the transportation and safety industry into the 21st Century and beyond. Contact Us for more information.