Norcross Safety Products (NSP), parent company of North Safety Products, has acquired New England Overshoe (NEOS), a leading overshoe manufacturer for industrial and consumer markets. New England Overshoe makes NEOS brand overshoes, rugged all-terrain and industrial overshoes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

John Greer, Vice President, Marketing for North Safety Products, Canada 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(r) and Servus(r) brands. giving us a major focus in the protective footwear market.”

“Joining North Safety Products brings the best of all worlds to NEOS”, Scott Hardy, President of NEOS, said. “NSP's 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.”

Norcross Safety Products is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded products in the personal protection equipment 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. The company sells products under long-standing and well-recognized brand names, including North Safety Products, Morning Pride, Ranger, Servus, Pro-Warrington and Salisbury. The company's broad product offerings include, among other things, respiratory protection, protective footwear, hand protection, bunker gear and linemen equipment.

North Safety Products, Canada's largest manufacturer with the world's most diverse line of occupational health and safety products offers a full range (15 lines) of high quality 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. North Safety trainers are experts in all areas of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and contribute daily to being customers' PPE solution providers with both products and knowledge.