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MCR Safety acquires U.S. Safety

August 14, 2013
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Vendor NewsMCR Safety, a leading manufacturer of safety gear, announced the acquisition of U.S. Safety (Parmelee Industries) of Lenexa, KS. The acquisition includes the operations in the United States as well as its subsidiary, Parmelee Ltd, based in the United Kingdom. U.S. Safety is a manufacturer and supplier of prescription safety eyewear as well as other PPE products.

“We have always held U.S. Safety and its leadership team in the highest regard and are very excited about combining these product lines. This creates significant added value to our customer partners and the industry we serve. The Parmelee’s and Sankpill’s have built one of the most trusted and respected companies and brand in our industry. We look forward to continuing and growing the business as part of the MCR Safety family,” states Mitch Lewellen, CEO of MCR Safety.

 “We are so pleased to now be a part of the MCR Safety family. Our combined cultures, product offerings and shared devotion to quality and exceptional service bring new and exciting opportunities to our customers at every level. With the strength of MCR Safety’s market position, leadership and reputation supporting us, we expect great things to come,” states JP Sankpill, President of US Safety.

About MCR Safety:  MCR Safety has forty years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE). MCR Safety globally manufactures and distributes safety gear marketed as MCR Safety, Memphis Glove, Crews, and River City. Our assortment of offerings includes gloves, glasses, and garments which are made from the highest quality materials available to ensure maximum safety, comfort, and style.

About U.S. Safety:  Founded in 1935 by A.F. Parmelee on the principle of better worker protection, U.S. Safety is among the leaders in personal protective equipment. U.S. Safety’s unmatched reputation for customer value is based on personalized service with cost-effective and innovative workplace solutions. Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, U.S. Safety supports American jobs with a range of products “Made in the USA”.

Douglas Group, of St. Louis, Missouri, represented the seller in this transaction.

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