Our History | Protective Industrial Products

OUR HISTORY

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Joe Milot and Wellson Tao form Protective Industrial Products in a 400 sq. ft. space in Albany, NY.

1984

Expanded head office and distribution center to a 28,000 sq. ft.

1991

Acquired L.A. Sinotech and established a distribution center in California.

1998

Acquired Georgia Safety Group and Gloves Unlimited, Inc.
Opened a distribution center in Memphis, TN.

2001

Acquired PRI Industries – a US manufacturer of specialty seamless knits.

2003

Expanded New York operations to 125,000 sq. ft. and Tennessee distribution center to 90,000 sq. ft.
Established exclusive sales partnership with ATG® Gloves in North America.
PIP Mexico and PIP Latin America Established.

2004

Brahma Glove Co. acquired. Consumer division established.
Mud® consumer glove brand and business acquired.
DSM Dyneema® license acquired.

2006

West County Gardener® consumer glove brand and business acquired.

2008

SafetyGear™ USA acquired to extend safety products offering to protective and hi-vis garments.

2009

H.L. Bouton® Eyewear brand and business acquired.
Established sales partnership with JSP®.
DuPont® Kevlar® license acquired.

2011

McHenry Knitting and Manufacturing acquired.
PIP Europe established.

2011

PIP Canada Ltd. established.
ISSI Eyewear acquired.
PIP Asia/Pacific operations expanded from Hong Kong to include sales and distribution centers in China and Australia.

2012

Acquisition of Safe Industries - Manufacturer of knitted sleeves.

2014

Acquisition of Safety Works.

2015

Over 300 Employees. $250 million in sales. Presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Referenced global leader in hand protection.

2017

Audax Private Equity invest in PIP to maximize accelerated growth potential.
PIP acquires HEAROS earplug business which includes manufacturing facilites with global capacity.

2018

Safety industry leader West Chester Protective Gear is added to PIP's portfolio making it the undisputed leader in work gloves.
Acquired QRP, a global leader in finger cots and hand protection for controlled environments.

2019

Worldwide Protective Products, a leading manufacturer of gloves and sleeves with extreme cut resistance joins the PIP Global Family.
Dynamic Safety, a leader in personal protective equipment in Canada joins the PIP Global Family.

2019