Milliken Bolsters FR Portfolio With Westex Acquisition

5/14/2014
Milliken & Company has acquired Westex, Inc., strengthening Milliken's commitment to providing superior flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for protective clothing.

Recognizing the need for improved workplace safety, industrial employers and regulatory agencies are elevating the importance for workers to remain protected on the job. Together, Milliken and Westex create an unprecedented ability to provide the most innovative fabrics for the millions of global industrial workers who need protection from arc flash, flash fire, and other thermal  hazards.

"We look forward to welcoming the Westex team to Milliken & Company," said Jeff Price, president, specialty fabrics division, Milliken & Company. "As we look to the future, we are committed to changing the experience for industrial workers with FR innovations that further improve comfort and productivity."

"All of us at Westex look forward to joining a strong, values-based company with a long heritage of innovation," said Mike Enright,  vice president of sales and marketing, Westex. "Westex has a proven  track record of developing FR technology, products, and strong end-user relationships that help customers develop successful programs. By combining our collective R&D talent, deep customer knowledge, and market access, we will strengthen our capabilities and offer workers the highest levels of FR protection and comfort."
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