JACKSONVILLE -- The Safariland Group, a leading manufacturer of protective products and equipment primarily for law enforcement and the military, has acquired Mustang Survival and its related entities, according to a company press release.
"We are excited to be bringing together two companies that are both committed to saving lives as a part of their core mission," Scott O'Brien, president of The Safariland Group, stated in a press release. "Mustang Survival's history of lifesaving marine and aviation equipment has presented unique growth opportunities for our company, especially as we aim to broaden our suite of products that help save lives."
Mustang Survival is the North American market leader in lifesaving equipment for recreational, military, law enforcement and industrial users in the marine and aviation environments.
Many products created for military use, security and rescue, professional and recreation are put together at the Elizabeth facility, formerly known as Wirt Inflatable Specialists, along West Virginia 14, and at the facility in the former Goodrich Building in Spencer.
The Elizabeth facility employs around 100 people, while the Spencer facility employs around 60.
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