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Heavy Equipment Operator Voted “Toughest Job” in America


The Working Person’s Store and Wolverine® “Toughest Jobs” Competition wraps up; Heavy Equipment Operator named 2009 winner; receives “work wardrobe makeover”.


What’s the toughest job in America? The Working Person’s Store and Wolverine® invited the working people of America to tell their stories and then vote their pick. When the dust settled, Brian Blosser, a heavy equipment operator from southern Indiana was the 2009 winner of the Toughest Jobs in America competition.

“From big rigs to construction sites we recognize and appreciate the people doing the work that keeps America running,” said Eric Deniger, CEO of Working Person’s Store. “The Toughest Jobs competition is our way of honoring these millions of unsung heroes.”

The winner of the company received a $1,000 “work wardrobe makeover” compliments of Working Person’s Store and Wolverine®.

When Mr. Blosser was notified that he won the competition, he explained he’d been a customer of Working Person’s Store for some ten years. “I’m hard on my work clothes; I can put this to good use. The Working Person’s Store always has what I’m looking for… this is great!” he added.

“For over a century Wolverine has been dedicated to designing and delivering innovative, comfortable footwear and apparel to the hardest working men and women in America,” said John Estes, National Sales Manager of Wolverine. “We are proud to partner with the Working Person’s Store in sponsoring the Toughest Jobs in American Competition. Though they never ask for accolades, these hard working people support our country, and it is an honor to recognize and support them.”

About Wolverine

The Wolverine brand is part of the Wolverine Footwear Group, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., manufacturers and marketers of branded and licensed footwear and performance leathers.

Wolverine offers a wide range of footwear, apparel and gear in the work, outdoor sport and rugged casual categories. Patented footwear technology systems for guaranteed comfort and performance include Wolverine MultiShox®, Wolverine DuraShocks®, Wolverine Compressor®, Wolverine DuraShocks® SR, Wolverine and the Wolverine Contour Welt®. Visit: ~ Relentless by Nature.

About the Working Person’s Store

Since 1995, The Working Person’s Store has grown into a leading multi-channel resource for quality work apparel, footwear and safety-gear by Carhartt, Dickies, Wolverine Brand, Carolina Shoe, Timberland PRO, Bates Footwear, Dr. Martens Shoes, and over one hundred other quality brands. The Buchanan, Michigan based company was named the third fastest growing e-retailer in America, and was the fastest growing online retailer specific to the apparel category. – Dedicated to the Working Person.


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