Cleveland, Ohio-based National Safety Apparel, a manufacturer of protective clothing, has purchased Belleville, Illinois based Rauckman Utility Products (RUP). This acquisition strengthens NSA’s commitment to expand into the electrical products market.
Rauckman Utility Products was started in 1999 by Shirley and Jim Rauckman. They have developed innovative products for the electric utility industry to increase operator safety and system reliability. Together, NSA and RUP will build on this legacy by focusing on innovation and expanding the product portfolio to bring new solutions to the utility market. RUP will continue to operate at its product development and manufacturing facilities in Belleville, Illinois.
Jim Rauckman will join NSA’s Executive Leadership Team where he will serve as President of NSA’s newly formed Electric Utility Division.
National Safety Apparel (NSA), established in 1935, is a maker of flame-resistant clothing, electrical PPE, industrial safety, military apparel and thermal PPE. The vast majority of NSA’s DRIFIRE, Enespro, and Wild Things brands are made in the USA, reflecting a commitment to quality that distribution partners and end users have trusted for decades.
Rauckman Utility Products produces a broad line of products for utility companies including avian wildlife protection, Meterepuller, ZAPshield, BugWrench, hotline tools and tagging devices. Today, Rauckman Utility Products are sold to electric utilities throughout the world where the company has worked hard to build a strong reputation for providing innovative product solutions and personal service.