National Safety Apparel® (NSA) Acquires Drifire®

CLEVELAND — June 1, 2016 — National Safety Apparel® (NSA), a manufacturer of safety apparel, announced the acquisition of DRIFIRE® from Chicago-based Optimer Brands. 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°TM, 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.

“This acquisition further strengths our position in the safety market as a leader of FR performance garments,” said Chuck Grossman, president and CEO of National Safety Apparel. “We will continue to look for strategic acquisitions that complement the markets we serve.”

Darryl Schimeck, CEO of Optimer Brands, said: “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.”

Posted June 1, 2016

Source: National Safety Apparel