Milliken & Company has acquired Westex Inc providing superior flame-resistant fabrics

Milliken acquires flame-resistant fabrics firm, Westex

6:02 AM, 13th May 2014
Milliken & Company business news

SPARTANBURG, US: 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.

“All of us at Westex look forward to joining a strong, values-based company with a long heritage of innovation. 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,” said Mike Enright, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Westex.

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