11/13: National Safety Apparel Acquires Spentex

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NATIONAL SAFETY APPAREL ACQUIRES SPENTEX

A Merger of Two Innovative Safety Apparel Brands



Cleveland, Ohio - November 1st, 2013 - National Safety Apparel (NSA), a leading manufacturer of safety apparel, has acquired Spentex®, a brand of technologically advanced safety apparel designed for use in a wide range of industries including petrochemical, electrical power and steel, from Tulsa-based Global Safety Labs (GSL).
 
The purchase of Spentex further solidifies National Safety Apparel’s portfolio of premium flame resistant (FR) clothing brands. It is anticipated that the Spentex® products will be promoted to National Safety Apparel’s distributor network alongside their existing ArcGuard® and thermal protective brands.
 
Chuck Grossman, President & CEO of National Safety Apparel is quoted as saying “This acquisition is a testament to National Safety Apparel’s strong desire to remain the industry leader in offering cutting edge, innovative products. We are very excited to add the Spentex® brand products to our lineup of premium safety apparel.”
 
Marty Rowland, CEO of Global Safety Labs states “This transaction is a great fit for both parties. NSA gets a great brand in Spentex® and this divestiture allows GSL to focus on our innovative Firebane® fire suppression technology going forward.”
 
National Safety Apparel is a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality safety apparel for the electric, oil & gas, thermal, cut, rainwear and hi-visibility markets. NSA is registered to ISO 9001 with design, by Smithers Quality Assessments. National Safety Apparel was recently awarded the Top Workplaces 2012 Award Northeast Ohio and the WIRE-Net Mission Builder Award for investing in plant expansion, job creation and new business growth.