OHS Canada Magazine


February 6, 2007

Health & Safety

Buffalo, NY — Bacou-Dalloz, whose industry leading PPE brands include Miller Fall Protection, Uvex Safety Eyewear, and Howard Leight Hearing Protection, announces plans to revitalize the Hand Protection business unit and focus on growth and profitability in the North American Market.

Recently, Perfect Fit Glove announced plans to streamline its product offering by rationalizing a number of slow-moving products that will improve the flexibility to respond to current market conditions. As a result of the current rationalization announcements, Steve Spotts, Vice President and General Manager, has announced a reorganization plan along with a work force reduction of 36 employees at the companys manufacturing facility in Buffalo, NY. This reorganization will strive to maximize production efficiencies and operational procedures.

This move is in preparation for completion of the final phase of integration of the Perfect Fit Glove product line into the main distribution center located in Columbus, Ohio. These changes, along with a focused effort on improving supply chain management within the organization will help increase service levels and on-time delivery. These plans include detailed inventory transition plans to ensure that service levels will be maintained.

Also, as part of the reorganizing and re-energizing plan, Perfect Fit will launch an exciting mix of new products within the palm-dipped glove family next month. These products will better enable Perfect Fit to serve the Markets needs and achieve the companys ongoing strategy of profitable growth. The launch is part of a broader effort to reinvest in product and market repositioning in order to grow market share in chosen market segments.

The Bacou-Dalloz Group is the world leader in the design, manufacturing, and sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The company employs 6,000 people and operates 31 production facilities. Bacou-Dalloz provides unmatched head-to-toe protection through three strategic business segments: head protection (eye, hearing and respiratory), body protection (gloves, clothes and shoes) and fall protection. Bacou-Dalloz offers a full product range aimed at the manufacturing, construction, telecommunications, medical, public services and other sectors. Its products are available from its distributor partners worldwide.

For additional product information, contact:
Steve Spotts, Vice President & General Manager
Perfect Fit Glove Co., LLC
85 Innsbruck Dr.
Buffalo, NY 14227 USA
Tel: 800-245-6837
Fax: 716-668-3224
Website: www.perfectfitglove.com
Email: perfectfitglove@perfectfitglove.com


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