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North Safety Products Acquires Swift First Aid

May 1, 2008

Health & Safety

Norcross Safety Products L.L.C., parent of North Safety Products, a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment, today announced the acquisition of Swift First Aid, a leading provider of first aid products.

North Safety Products is very excited to have Swift join the North organization, stated Sid Ellis, President of North Safety Products. Swift is a recognized leader in the U.S. First Aid market. Combining Norths and Swifts product offering with best in class service for our customers makes this a natural acquisition.

Swift First Aid, established in 1948, is one of the foremost resources for quality first aid products. Its companys mission is to keep employees safe and productive on the job. The company is located in Valencia, California.

Swift First Aid wanted to align itself with a market leader, stated Greg Higgins, President, Swift First Aid. North Safety Products recognition as a leader in first aid and personal protective equipment provider will enable us to grow the market segment through additional channels, while carrying on the sixty years of Swift tradition of delighting our customers.

Also, Honeywell and Odyssey Partners recently announced that they had signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Norcross by the diversified technology and manufacturing company.

North Safety Products, one of the leading manufacturers of occupational health and safety products worldwide, offers a full range of quality personal protective equipment, including respiratory, hand, protective footwear and clothing, welding, head, first aid, hearing, eye/face, fall protection, lockout/tagout, safety signage and traffic safety apparel and products. Global headquarters are located in Cranston, Rhode Island.

North Safety Products
2000 Plainfield Pike
Cranston, RI 02921
Telephone 401-943-4400
Facsimile 401-946-7560


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