Bringing the Best of the World to You!® | 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

Purchased assets of Intermarket Imports, Inc. and expanded head office and distribution center into a 28,000 sq. ft. facility in Guilderland, NY.

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

PIP Mexico formed.

2002

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.
PIP Latin America partnership formed.
Established exclusive sales partnership with ATG® Gloves in North America.

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.
PIP established business activities in Europe.

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 exclusive sales partnership with JSP® in North America.
DuPont® Kevlar® license acquired.

2011

McHenry Knitting and Manufacturing acquired.
Partnerships expanded business activities to Spain, Portugal and Balkans.

2011

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

2012

Acquisition of Safe Industries - Manufacturer of knitted sleeves.
PIP Celebrates 30 Years of Bringing the Best of the World to You®

2014

Acquisition of Safety Works.

2015

Co-founders of PIP Global Partner with Audax Private Equity to re-capitalize the company, to continue growing the business organically and through acquisitions.
Acquisition of Hearos LLC - A leading innovator of ear plug technologies.

2018

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