On December 20, 2018, SureWerx announced the acquisition of Jackson Safety® and WILSON® Safety brands from Kimberly-Clark Professional.
The acquisition includes the Industrial Welding business along with select portions of the Industrial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) businesses. Together these comprise Welding Helmets, Welding Accessories, Welding Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR,) Welding Barriers, Industrial Respiratory, Face Protection, Head Protection, and Hearing Protection categories.
SureWerx, co-headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Elgin Illinois, is a leading supplier of professional tool, equipment and safety products for workers.
Kimberly-Clark Professional, headquartered in Irving, Texas, is a leading global supplier of workplace products and solutions.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted for SureWerx with a team consisting of Michael Budabin McQuown and Alix Morse, Jillian Mulroy and Ethan Chang (Corporate), Kelly Moffatt (IP), Lynne Lacoursiere (Employment & Labour), Jennifer Lee and Chad West (Tax).