National Safety Apparel® (NSA), a leading manufacturer of safety apparel, announced the acquisition of DRIFIRE® from Optimer Brands based in Chicago, IL. DRIFIRE® is a brand of technologically advanced performance safety apparel that was born on the battlefield to protect military personnel. Today the DRIFIRE® line of products is utilized in a variety of industries, which include power generation, petrochemical, and INDYCAR racing.
The acquisition of DRIFIRE® further increases National Safety Apparel’s portfolio of flame resistant (FR) brands and adds another market leader to their already established “House of Brands”. The DRIFIRE® line of safety products will be promoted to National Safety Apparel’s distributor-partners alongside their existing ArcGuard®, Vizable 360°™, Carbon Armour™, HYDROlite FR™, and TECGEN Select™ brands. The addition of the DRIFIRE® brand further validates NSA’s commitment to building a house of premium PPE brands for their customers.
Chuck Grossman, President & CEO of National Safety Apparel® is quoted as saying, “This acquisition further strengths our position in the safety market as a leader of FR performance garments. We will continue to look for strategic acquisitions that complement the markets we serve.”
Darryl Schimeck, CEO of Optimer Brands states “NSA is a perfect fit for DRIFIRE®. I am confident that the combination of DRIFIRE’s global brand and NSA’s manufacturing and distribution resources will produce high performance FR solutions that cannot be matched. It is indeed a perfect fit.”
National Safety Apparel® is a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality safety apparel for the electric, thermal, FR rainwear, hi-visibility, oil & gas and cut markets. NSA is registered to ISO 9001 with design, by Smithers Quality Assessments.