KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Pinnacle Textile Industries LLC, located here, a manufacturer of service apparel, aprons and napery dedicated to servicing the rental and hospitality markets, reports it has purchased a majority of the assets of Topps Safety Apparel Inc. of Rochester, Indiana, a manufacturer of public safety and flame-resistant uniforms offered through a network of distributors and garment rental operators.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pinnacle says it looks forward to continuing the Topps brand as its FR Safety brand as well as a complement to its existing Pinnacle Worx brand of industrial work clothing.
“The acquisition of the Topps Safety Brand fulfills our goal of entry into the safety uniform category, expanding our customer base to include distributors focused on the oil/gas and utility end user sectors while at the same time expanding our product offering to our existing customer base,” says Patrick Methven, Pinnacle’s president and founder.
Topps Safety Apparel Inc., originally established as Toppmaster in 1938 by the Elin brothers, has been owned and operated by the BTQ Group and its president, Alan Dorrell, since 1997. Pinnacle shares that in the 1990s, Topps became one of the first manufacturers to attain UL certification of compliance to NFPA standards.
“Topps’ attention to detail and quality are hallmarks of the brand from which Pinnacle fully expects to build upon as well as to provide a deeper, off-the-shelf inventory for quick shipment of the most popular styles and sizes, something Pinnacle Textile is well known for,” Methven adds.