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Trends in Hearing Protection

Approximately 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise on the job every year, according to OSHA. Damaging noise can result in noise-induced hearing loss – something that OSHA notes…


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PIP Acquires Georgia Glove Maker

Protective Industrial Products in Latham, New York has acquired Century Glove Inc. in Summerville, Georgia. It is the 20th acquisition for Joe Milot since 1984 when he had a disagreement with his bosses…


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10 minutes with Bridget Milot of PIP

Bridget Milot remembers waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of invoices rolling across the fax machine when she was a little girl. She was 12 years old the first time her father, Joe Milot,…


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Big data will help this company sell more gloves, goggles and hard hats

Bridget Milot believes that big data and a bigger information technology department will position Protective Industrial Products to gain a larger share of the market for safety goggles, hard hats and gloves.…


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Trends in Hearing Protection

Hearing loss is preventable. Why, then, is it still so common? NIOSH notes that occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. And according to OSHA, approximately…


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Trends in Eye Protection

In 2014, nearly 24,000 eye injuries involving days away from work occurred, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states. Workplace-related eye injuries can have lasting and devastating consequences. However,…


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Glove and hard hat supplier doubles sales as construction and manufacturing grow

A rebound in the automotive and construction industries have helped Joe Milot's company double its revenue over the last five years. Milot is founder and president of Protective Industrial Products Inc.,…


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Trends in Protective Clothing

For workers who wear protective clothing, getting dressed for the workday is serious business. Take a construction worker performing night work, for example. High-visibility clothing can help him be seen…


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The State Of The Personal Protective Equipment Market

During the STAFDA 2015 Convention on Nov. 9 in Phoenix, AZ, the event's general session that morning included a "state of the industry" report on personal protective products from Robin Roberts, Vice President…


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STAFDA Announces Convention Keynote Speakers, Theme

The Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association recently announced the keynote speakers and theme for this year's 39th Annual STAFDA Convention and Trade Show, held Nov. 8-10 in Phoenix. STAFDA…


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Latham Glove Manufacturer Names New CFO

Protective Industrial Products has named Sean Weil as the Latham, New York-based manufacturer's new chief financial officer. Protective Industrial supplies hard hats, work gloves, safety goggles and reflective…


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New tenant taking Plug Power's space at headquarters

A manufacturer in New York's Capital Region will take over the street-front offices at the headquarters of Plug Power Inc., the Latham, NY fuel-cell maker. By year's end, Protective Industrial Products…


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PIP Wins Affiliated Distributors 2012 Supplier of the Year for Performance

PIP was recently honored for outstanding achievement in winning the Affiliated Distributors 2012 Supplier of the Year - Performance Award. To be recognized as a top performer in this esteemed group of…


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