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Norcross acquires safety overshoe firm

Montreal, QC -- Norcross Safety Products (NSP) of The Netherlands recently acquired New England Overshoe, an oversh...

Montreal, QC — Norcross Safety Products (NSP) of The Netherlands recently acquired New England Overshoe, an overshoe manufacturer for industrial and consumer markets. New England Overshoe, Williston, Ver., makes NEOS brand overshoes — rugged all-terrain and industrial overshoes built to stand up to tough conditions.

John Greer, vice president, marketing for Montreal-based North Safety Products Canada, a subsidiary of NSP, said, NEOS brings us a unique concept of lightweight overshoes for the workplace that replaces the old rubber galoshes used in the past. It will fit very well with our Norcross line which includes Ranger and Servus brands, giving us a major focus in the protective footwear market.

Joining North Safety Products brings the best of all worlds to NEOS, said Scott Hardy, president of NEOS. NSPs strong distribution network and marketing muscle will benefit NEOS greatly. In addition NEOS brings its own tradition of innovation and quality design to NSP brands across many markets.

NSP is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded products in the personal protection equipment (PPE) industry. The company manufactures and markets a full line of personal protection equipment for workers in the general industrial, fire service and utility/high voltage industries


NSP sells products under various brand names, including North Safety Products, Morning Pride, Ranger, Servus, Pro-Warrington and Salisbury. The companys product offerings include, among other things, respiratory protection, protective footwear, hand protection, bunker gear and linemen equipment.

North Safety Products offers a full range (15 lines) of personal protection equipment. In addition, North provides training in four locations across Canada — Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Fort McMurray — to support customers with due diligence and compliance issues.