Milliken & Company acquired Westex, Inc., strengthening its position in the flame-resistant (FR) fabrics industry. 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 ability to provide innovative fabrics for 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," says 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," says 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."