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Protective Industrial Products Inc. Acquires Glove and Sleeve Manufacturer Worldwide Protective Products LLC

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP Global), a leading supplier of hand protection and general safety products, proudly announces the acquisition of Worldwide Protective Products LLC (Worldwide), headquartered in Hamburg, NY. Worldwide is long recognized for its knitting and yarn technologies, as well as its custom design capabilities.

Since 2004, Worldwide has provided high performance solutions to ensure workers stay safe and perform at their best. The company offers an extensive line of industrial hand protection products along with protective sleeves and garments. “This is a natural fit,” explains Joe Milot, President and CEO of PIP Global. “There are synergies in manufacturing capabilities, yarn technologies and experience. Together, we will be a leading provider of American-made knit work gloves and protective sleeves.” Mr. Milot adds, “We look forward to building upon the functional expertise established at Worldwide’s three locations in Wilkesboro, NC; Buffalo, NY and North Attleboro, MA.”

Worldwide’s Chief Sales Officer, Kerry Dyer, explains, “We earned a reputation for our willingness to create unique product offerings that utilize proprietary technologies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace.” He goes on to say, “We are very excited about joining the PIP Global organization and we are certain it will greatly accelerate our growth.

The acquisition of Worldwide Protective Products will expand PIP Global’s product offering and channel penetration. New products will be offered, such as metal-mesh gloves, sleeves and garments. As both companies command significant market presence, the combined organization will continue to optimize and build upon its world-class infrastructure to cultivate deeper relationships with customers.

Together with Worldwide, PIP solidifies its position as a market leader in providing hand protection and general safety products in North America. PIP will leverage this new partnership to provide its extensive network of distributors and retailers with an expanded product offering along with more flexible solutions to meet every competitive need.

PIP Global, www.pipglobal.com

Worldwide, www.worldwideprotective.com

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