Martin Inc. Acquires SafetyWear, Headquartered in Ft. Wayne, Indiana


Martin Supply, a subsidiary of Martin Inc., announced today the acquisition of SafetyWear headquartered in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. SafetyWear was founded in 1977 as the Sullivan Brough Glove Company and has since grown into a full line safety, environmental equipment and services company.  SafetyWear operates out of four locations: Ft. Wayne, IN; Henderson, KY; Bellefontaine, OH; and Irmo, SC.   

 “We are very excited to have SafetyWear join the Martin Team,” said David Ruggles, President of Martin Supply. “Over the last 42 years the Brough family has grown a very impressive safety company and they possess the type of culture and reputation that we look for in a potential partner. We look forward to working with all of SafetyWear’s Customers to continue to provide world class service through Martin’s custom-tailored solutions.”

“SafetyWear has always strived to provide Customers the best in safety products and services along with superior customer service,” said Zac Brough, President of SafetyWear. “Martin and SafetyWear share a passion for keeping our Customers operating safely.  As we became more familiar with Martin, we realized that we share a common core value – Customer Focus. That’s when we knew Martin was the best company to partner with.”  

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Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Florence, AL, Martin Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of custom-tailored solutions for maintenance, repair, operation and production supplies (MROP) to the industrial and construction markets. Martin offers a wide variety of products and services in Industrial, Safety, Integrated Supply, and Fastening – all uniquely designed to help companies operate better. Martin is a member of Affiliated Distributors, the Industrial Supply Association, the National Fasteners Distributor Association and the Global Sourcing Alliance. In 2020, Martin was ranked 50 on Industrial Distribution‘s 2020 Big 50 List. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.