Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (“PIP”), a leading supplier of hand protection and general safety products, proudly announces the acquisition of the assets of the Boss Glove and Safety business from the Boss Manufacturing Company (“Boss”), headquartered in Kewanee, IL.
Boss, considered to be America’s pioneer brand in the Safety industry, was founded in 1893 in Kewanee, Illinois. For more than 120 years it has supplied gloves, boots and protective wear to ranchers, industrial and construction workers, as well as hobbyists through strong dealers, retailers, and distributors.
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, added, “This deal with PIP is a natural fit for us.”