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Why this New York glove supplier bought an ear plug maker from California

Nov 06, 2018 - Albany Business Review

Protective Industrial Products in Latham, New York, added 100 employees and expanded its presence in the food, drug and retail sectors when it acquired ear plug maker Hearos LLC of California last week.

"We are a leader in gloves and we are trying to establish a bigger presence in eye, respiratory and head protection," said chief human resource officer Bridget Milot Ren.

The acquisition of Hearos gives the second-generation glove, hard hat and goggle supplier a bigger line of ear plu...