SSM, NSA Partner To Introduce PRO-CFR® 12 CAL

SSM Industries Inc., Spring City, Tenn. — a manufacturer of flame-resistant (FR), cut-resistant
and thermal fabrics for military, fire and rescue and industrial applications — and National
Safety Apparel (NSA), Cleveland — a manufacturer of protective apparel for industrial safety
applications — have partnered to introduce a lightweight, high-arc-rated FR cotton fabric for use
in protective apparel for the electrical and utility industries.

PRO-CFR® 12 CAL weighs 6.25 ounces per square yard and registers an arc thermal protection
value of 12 calories per square centimeter in a single garment layer. The knit fabric is produced
at SSM’s plant and made by NSA into garments in both T-shirt and Henley styles.

“SSM is proud to align with NSA. Both companies are innovative and dynamic,” said Steve
Smith, vice president, sales and marketing, SSM. “We are working together to bring PRO-CFR 12 CAL,
a cutting-edge fabric option, to the market. It is important for us to work with a garment
manufacturer like NSA who shares our vision in the safety industry. Safety protection and comfort
have been the goal in creating this flame resistant clothing option.”

March 12, 2013