Posted April 8, 2019

PIP acquires QRP Gloves

Protective Industrial Products has acquired QRP Gloves Inc., headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

Since 1974, QRP Gloves has supplied specialty hand protection products designed and manufactured for the electronics and high-tech industries. The company offers a broad line of disposable gloves and finger cots used in a variety of industries including laboratories, electronics and life sciences. QRP's product line also includes gloves for maintaining safety in manufacturing, food processing, and thermal and controlled environments.

"This acquisition of QRP solidifies PIP's leading position as the supplier of gloves in the critical environment channel," said Joe Milot, president and CEO of PIP. "As robotics and computer-driven automation continues to greatly expand, products for the clean room and critical environment market become a demanded necessity. Our key distributor partners continue to grow in this sector and now PIP will provide them the broadest range of specialty hand protection products in the industry."

Second generation owners, Laurie and Duncan Casselman, began working with their father and helped build QRP to its position in the industry. "We are very happy to see the legacy live on," said Laurie Casselman. "This market is growing so fast and joining with PIP will ensure that QRP has the resources to grow and fully service our customers."