Today, Protective Industrial Products (PIP) proudly announces its twentieth acquisition - the acquisition of Century Glove, Inc.

For over 75 years, Century Glove has manufactured work gloves and accessories in the United States of America. “Century Glove will definitely add some unique products to our line and will add capacity for U.S. domestic-manufactured personal protective equipment,” explains Joe Milot, President of PIP. “We plan to move this production to our McHenry Manufacturing facility in Bluffton, Indiana, the home of the most versatile production facility in the USA for the unique needs of the Safety Industry.”

Century Glove has been well known for supplying industrial gloves and accessories. To this day, Century Glove remains a leader in custom bags, gloves and wing socks. “For us, it’s more capacity and more new products which fit perfectly into our flexible production model,” says Steve Robbins, President of PIP’s domestic manufacturing divisions, PR Industries and McHenry Manufacturing.

This acquisition represents a personal milestone for PIP and Joe Milot, who left  Century Glove in 1984 to start Protective Industrial Products with longtime partner Wellson Tao, over thirty years ago.

About Protective Industrial Products, Inc.

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP) is a leading supplier of Hand Protection and Personal Protective Equipment to wholesalers and distributors worldwide. The U.S. safety market is estimated to be about $7 Billion and it continues to grow with stricter safety standards and changing demographics. Our Safety Works, Inc. subsidiary services dealers and retailers in the Consumer channel.  PIP's mission statement of “Bringing the Best of the World to You®” is fulfilled every day by providing users with best-in-class general safety products. Additional information about PIP is available at or by contacting Anthony Di Giovanni at 518-595-1234 or