Posted May 17, 2019

Protective Industrial Products acquires Worldwide Protective Products

Protective Industrial Products announced the acquisition of Worldwide Protective Products, headquartered in Hamburg, New York.

Worldwide designs and manufactures cut-resistant knit gloves, sleeves and garments, headwear products, and steel mesh protective equipment.

“This is a natural fit,” said Joe Milot, president and CEO of PIP Global. “There are synergies in manufacturing capabilities, yarn technologies and experience. Together, we will be a leading provider of American-made knit work gloves and protective sleeves.”

Worldwide has production facilities in Wilkesboro, North Carolina; Buffalo, New York and North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

“We earned a reputation for our willingness to create unique product offerings that utilize proprietary technologies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. We are very excited about joining the PIP Global organization and we are certain it will greatly accelerate our growth," said Kerry Dyer, Worldwide’s chief sales officer.

The acquisition will expand PIP Global’s product offering and channel penetration, adding new products such as metal-mesh gloves, sleeves and garments.