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Kimberly-Clark Corp., Dallas, TX, has acquired Jackson Products, Inc., a privately held safety products company headquartered in Fenton, MO. Jackson Products, Inc., also known as Jackson Safety, is a provider of welding safety products, personal protective equipment and work zone safety products.
"The acquisition of Jackson Safety is consistent with our global business plan strategy to accelerate growth of high-margin workplace solutions," said Jan Spencer, president of Kimberly-Clark Professional. "Jackson Safety brings a wealth of strengths to Kimberly-Clark's Professional business, including an outstanding product portfolio and a highly experienced sales force."
Tom Burns, current president and CEO of Jackson Safety, will continue to lead the business as a division of Kimberly-Clark Professional. Jackson Safety was founded in 1933 and has approximately 400 employees.