PIP acquires Bouton brands

Protective Industrial Products Inc. (PIP) announced its acquisition of the Bouton brand and the Bouton safety glass and safety goggle business.

PIP will market the Bouton selection of safety glasses and safety goggles together with the Bollé Safety line of eyewear and the company's Safetygear by PIP line of eyewear. PIP will begin shipping the product line during the week of June 6.

This acquisition does not include the Lavoptik eyewash, VisionAid eyewear cleaning products or eyewear accessories. Those products will continue to be available through the Wareham, Mass., location. The H. L. Bouton Company will change its name and continue to operate offering those products to distribution.

"Since its founding, Bouton has been a cornerstone in non-prescription safety eyewear products. The addition of the Bouton line will add significantly to the choices that our customers demand," said Joe Milot, president of PIP.

"The Bouton brand and product line represents a great addition to our eye protection product line," said Robin Roberts, PIP's vice president of sales. "PIP, a successful marketer of innovative brands, is a recognized industry leader of world class sales and customer service. Bouton's line will enable us to offer a larger array of eyewear products to satisfy more of the unique needs that exist in the safety market."

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