Cortina Safety Products / KC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cortina Safety Products Group to Acquire Kimberly-Clark Work Zone Products Business to Become Leading Player in North America Traffic Safety Market.

     Franklin Park Illinois, February 4, 2013 - The Cortina Companies, through its’ Cortina Safety Products Group and CCI Canada, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Work Zone Products Business from Kimberly-Clark.  The announcement comes as both Cortina & Kimberly-Clark work toward further solidifying core products while ensuring consistent and ongoing supplies to the marketplace. 

     Under the agreement, customers will be able to purchase the Kimberly-Clark Work Zone Products they have come to know and trust through Cortina and its’ Canadian group, CCI Canada. In an effort to ensure a smooth and seamless transition, KC and Cortina will be working jointly with its customers over the next several weeks.

     “The acquisition of the Kimberly-Clark Work Zone Products Business into our Safety Products Group is a natural evolution and consistent with our core commitment of being the preeminent NAFTA manufacturer and supplier to the Traffic Safety industry,” said Jeffrey Giannelli, Cortina’s President.  “Because our products are complimentary, we’ll be able to build upon our vertical integration and core manufacturing capabilities which will provide customers with highest quality products in the industry.”

     “Strategically, it’s a great fit, we’ll go to market with one of the broadest offerings in the industry,” said John Pappas, Cortina’s Vice President.  “The transaction clearly supports our growth initiatives and commitment in the Work Zone, Jan-San and Industrial Safety markets.”

     Cortina was founded in 1969 manufacturing and supplying products for original equipment manufacturers.  Today, The Cortina Companies remains a privately held family business consisting of four operating business units serving Highway, Consumer, Commercial, and Vehicular markets supported by manufacturing and distribution in the U.S, Canada and China. 

For more information or questions regarding the transition:

In the US - Cortina toll free at 1-800-225-5206

In Canada – CCI toll free at 866-757-1900

Via email at workzone@cortinaco.com

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