FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, Nov. 15, 2017 — IRONCLAD Performance Wear Corporation, the recognized leader in performance hand safety solutions announced today that it has been acquired by Brighton Best International, Inc. through an asset purchase.
Eric Jaeger, one of the original Ironclad employees commented, “The entire Ironclad team is excited to work with our new owners. BBI will help us accelerate our growth in the marketplace by bringing fresh capital and broader access to the market.” Jun Xu, President of BBI stated, “Bringing together BBI's distribution and logistics capabilities with Ironclad's strength in product design and marketing for gloves, BBI sees the best of both companies being able to work together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.” Jun and the entire IRONCLAD team wish to express their appreciation to customers, suppliers, and employees for their continued support and promise to keep BBI and the IRONCLAD brand successful as we move forward by combining the strengths of each organization.
About Brighton Best International, Inc. (BBI)
Originally founded in 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio, BBI is today headquartered in Taiwan, and a leading global wholesaler of industrial and construction fasteners to distributors around the world with over 31 locations and over 2.4 million square feet of warehouse space globally. With sales and distribution centers in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Brazil, BBI is seeking to expand beyond fasteners into higher value products including hand tools and safety, leveraging its distribution capabilities. BBI is driven by a passion for service coupled with deep inventory levels, competitive prices, and high quality products. Bring together BBI's distribution and logistics capabilities coupled with Ironclad's strength in product design and marketing for gloves, BBI sees the best of both companies being able to work together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.
About IRONCLAD Performance Wear. (ICPW)
Originally founded in 1998 in El Segundo – California, IRONCLAD is today headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas and is the industry leader in high quality task-specific PPE gloves. IRONCLAD continues to leverage its leadership position in the safety, construction and industrial markets through the design, development and distribution of specialized task-specific gloves for industries such as oil & gas extraction; automotive; police, fire, first-responder and military and more. Ironclad engineers and manufactures its products with a focus on innovation, design, advanced material science, dexterity and durability. Ironclad's gloves are available through industrial suppliers, hardware stores, home centers, lumber yards, automotive stores and sporting goods retailers nationwide; and through authorized distributors around the world.
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