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Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Acquires Boss Glove and Safety Business

PIP also announced their plan to fully integrate the consumer side of Boss glove and safety business within PIPs Retail division, West Chester Protective Gear.

Protective Industrial Products, Inc., Latham, New York, a leading supplier of hand protection and general safety products, proudly has acquired the assets of the Boss Glove and Safety business from the Boss Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Kewanee, Illinois.

In his announcement to PIP employees, Joe Milot, president and CEO of PIP, stated, “This is a great acquisition for PIP. Boss is one of the most well-respected brands in the industry; and along with this historic brand, Boss is also the global licensee for the Caterpillar® brand in certified safety gloves and PPE.”

Current Boss vice president of Industrial Sales, Leslie Peterson, stated, “This deal with PIP is a natural fit for us.” She added, “We’ve known the folks at PIP for a very long time and have never underestimated their ability to provide quality products and expertise to customers that trust them. The synergies between our organizations make this partnership well-positioned to achieve great success.” Ms. Peterson concludes by saying “I look forward to joining PIP and carrying on the Boss legacy of delivering excellence to our customers.” 

PIP also announced their plan to fully integrate the consumer side of Boss’ glove and safety business within PIP’s Retail division, West Chester Protective Gear. “We’re thrilled to join forces with PIP and West Chester” says Brian Wise, vice president of Consumer Sales at Boss. “Their vast portfolio of leading retail safety brands complements our product offering very well and sets the stage for us to provide our customers with innovative solutions that support continued success and enable us to grow together.” 

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