It's all in the family.

Visiontron – Our Story

Visiontron is a family owned and operated business built on values of honesty and hard work. The Torsiello family is on its third generation of ownership and prepared for a bright and enthusiastic future.

We use the term family loosely, or you might say, more inclusively. Family are our employees, many of whom have been with us for decades. (There’s a good chance that the person you spoke with today will be here when you call back in a decade.) Family are the business partners and vendors who share our commitment to quality. And family are the customers who trust our solutions to guide and protect their own customers and employees. 

Our family grows bigger every day. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

American manufacturing at its best.

We design, manufacture, and inventory the majority of our work in our 80,000 sq. ft. plant on Long Island, New York. This means prompt production and fast deliveries, and also allows for both mass production and mass customization. A 24-hour turn-around is becoming our standard response, even when the order includes custom work. Our in-house engineering team will work with you to produce the exact product for your company’s needs. Learn more

Where in the world is Visiontron? Everywhere!

You can find RETRACTA-BELT® stanchions, our signature product line, around the globe in airports, casinos, hotels, museums, hospitals, theme parks, stadiums, Fortune 500 companies, Wal-Mart, Verizon stores, Macy’s, Dunkin Donuts, Best Buy and anywhere else people gather.

But we’re much more than just posts. We manufacture a wide variety of other stanchions, wall mounts, traditional post and ropes, safety barriers, luggage sizers, floor mats, information boards, signs and sign holders, gateboards, and much more.

We maintain a full inventory of standard and specialty “people guidance” equipment and signage, and a large amount of our work is customized to meet each individual customers need.

What’s with the penguin?

We are a friendly bunch and don’t take ourselves too seriously, but when it comes to people guidance solutions, we are confident pros. So, what does that have to do with our tuxedoed mascot?

Like us, penguins are loyal, team-players who listen intently and survive by adapting.


Penguins are extremely loyal to their home and colony.

Us: We design, manufacture, assemble and inventory under the same roof as our customer service and sales teams.


Penguins are instinctually team players, making sure that each in their waggle (yes, that is what it is called!) are safely cared for equally.

Us: Taking care of our large family—from employees to vendors to customers—is also built into our DNA.


Also similarly, penguins have excellent hearing and communication skills with their mates.

Us: We provide on-point solutions based on our customers needs because we LISTEN.


The first penguin fossil is identified as being over 60 million years old—that means they were around around before dinosaurs, surviving dino extinction!

Us: While we are not that old, we’ve been in the industry for over 60 years and adapt to technology and contemporary customer needs.

What’s in a name?

When Visiontron began back in the 60’s, airport personnel were writing on chalkboards to post arrival and departure times. The owners of the company could clearly see that there had to be a better way. That vision resulted in the company manufacturing mechanical signs for use in airports around the world. So they made ”vision” the first part of the company name thinking it would remind them to never stop looking into future. As for “tron”, well, way back then, it just sounded cool.

Our product line has expanded a great deal over the past half century but we’re still Visiontron. And, despite the occasional call to our front desk asking if we’re in the eyewear business, Visiontron is here to stay.

Thanks for reading: Visiontron – Our Story

visiontron team

“Everybody say, ‘People Guidance Pros!'”
— Mr.Q (a.k.a. Joe Torsiello, 2nd Generation)

“When I grow up, I’m going to work at Visiontron (…or be a paleontologist)!”
— Tico Torsiello (4th Generation)

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