About Us

Work shouldn’t hurt.


It has now been nearly 25 years since Working Concepts, Inc. was founded by me, a Maintenance Millwright. Since then, we have headed down the road of producing sensible, high quality ergonomic solutions for workers who must kneel or stand.

We are a small, but growing, manufacturing company that focuses on product development, fulfillment and marketing. Most of our production is done here in Oregon.

Thank you for taking the time to peruse our website. We hope there is a product or two that fits your needs. Rest assured we work hard to build quality and value into our products. Our Softknees® no-strap knee pads fit into double-knee work wear providing full-time knee protection. Our Ergokneel® Handy Mats® provide a full inch of kneeling protection for those not wearing a double-knee pant. And for workers on production lines or at standing work stations our Extreme Standing® Mats allow workers to stand for hours without pain in their back, legs and feet.

As there are many different work environments, it can be difficult for our standard products to cover all these unique situations. If you have a safety need that is not clearly addressed with one of our standard products, please contact us and we will do our best to help find a solution. If we cannot find a solution, we may know somebody who can.

We also want to express our deepest gratitude to our loyal customers. Their continued support and appreciation of our products is an integral part of our growth. The Working Concepts crew would like to thank you for your interest in our products. As president, it is very gratifying to see how we have made life better for so many. 

Henry says,

Richard H. (Dick) Crampton
Working Concepts, Inc.
Designing Products for Workers 

The Working Concepts Team

Standing L to R: Ryan, Bob, Leslie, Dick, Alex, Theresa, Shawn, Patrick, Edgar.
Kneeling L to R: DeWayne, Murtaugh (4 legs) Taylor (and Buddy), Lori.

Working Concepts, Inc. - Gresham, Oregon
Henry says, "Work shouldn't hurt."

Company History

Dick Crampton explains the history behind Working Concepts, Inc. and the Soft Knees story.