Safety Products Holdings Inc. and Norcross Safety Products, Oak Brook, IL , reported sales of $558.1 million in 2006, up from $481 million in 2005, a 16% increase. The sales jump was attributed to an increase in sales in general safety and preparedness and electrical safety segments.
; In the general safety and preparedness segment, sales were up 17.7%. Fire service segment sales were even at $87.9 million -incremental American Firewear sales were offset by postponed customer orders due partly to government grant holdups and a delay in the issuance of the new NFPA standard. In the electrical safety segment, sales were up 30%, driven by strong market demand, new product penetration and incremental White Rubber sales.  ;