MCR Safety Acquires U.S. Safety

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.— MCR Safety, a leading manufacturer of safety gear, announced last week the acquisition of U.S. Safety, a division of Parmelee Industries of Lenexa, Kans. U.S. Safety is a manufacturer and supplier of prescription safety eyewear as well as other personal protection equipment.

The acquisition includes the U.S. Safety operations in the U. S. as well as its subsidiary, Parmelee Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.

“We have always held U.S. Safety and its leadership team in the highest regard and are very excited about combining these product lines,” stated Mitch Lewellen, CEO of MCR Safety. “This [move] creates significant added value to our customer partners and the industry we serve. The Parmelee’s and Sankpill’s have built one of the most trusted and respected companies and brand in our industry. We look forward to continuing and growing the business as part of the MCR Safety family.”

“We are so pleased to now be a part of the MCR Safety family,” added J.P. Sankpill, president and CEO of U.S. Safety. “Our combined cultures, product offerings and shared devotion to quality and exceptional service bring new and exciting opportunities to our customers at every level. With the strength of MCR Safety’s market position, leadership and reputation supporting us, we expect great things to come.”

MCR Safety has 40 years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective equipment. The company globally manufactures and distributes safety gear marketed as MCR Safety, Memphis Glove, Crews and River City. Its assortment of offerings includes gloves, glasses and garments.

Founded in 1935 by A.F. Parmelee on the principle of better worker protection, U.S. Safety is among the leaders in personal protective equipment and supports American jobs with a range of products “Made in the USA.”

Douglas Group, of St. Louis, Missouri, represented the seller in this transaction.