National Safety Apparel’s family business is to protect workers in the toughest industries: getting them home safely, day after day.
We’ve contributed to the fabric of America since our modest beginnings in the midst of the Great Depression. In 1935, Walter “Wally” Grossman began developing and manufacturing heat and thermal protective apparel for foundry workers, steel pipe manufacturers and welders in his father’s basement in Cleveland, Ohio.
Today we are a fourth generation, family-owned business that is proud to manufacture in the USA and serve hard-working members of the workforce and our armed forces with FR clothing, safety clothing and military gear.
Our acquisitions help shape who we are. We continue to grow so we can offer our customers the largest selection of safety products in the industry.
Adding to our high-visibility and FR clothing lines has allowed us to provide hi-visibility, flash fire and arc flash hazard protection to workers that face these hazards. Our cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities has allowed us to grow these lines on a larger scale.
We’ve also expanded our offerings through acquisition to allow us to serve a wider range of users and hazards, including women, special operations, unique and harsh environments and comprehensive head to toe protection.
We’re proud to manufacture safety apparel for workers in hazardous industries and environments and proud to protect our heroes on the battlefield with high-performance FR combat and field gear.
Throughout our acquisitions our values of family, knowledge and customer focus remain constant, as well as our commitment to our workforce, armed forces, and their families.
Innovation isn’t just our tagline: it’s how we define ourselves.
National Safety Apparel’s diverse house of FR clothing and safety brands are all dedicated to one critical mission: Protecting America’s utility, manufacturing, and steel workers in the field and our armed forces on the battlefield. Our brands include:
DRIFIRE® FR – hi-vis, arc flash and flash fire industrial workwear and FR military clothing (found at DRIFIRE.com)
TECGEN® FR – stylish and lightweight flame-resistant clothing that includes head to toe options for arc flash and flash fire protection
HYDROlite FR™ - hi-vis flame resistant rainwear made from GORE® PYRAD® technology
VIZABLE® FR – hi-vis FR clothing
Union Line™ FR - USA, union-made FR clothing (found at UnionMadeClothing.com)
HauteWork® - FR Clothing made for women by women
Wild Things® - Wild Things is a premium cold weather military clothing brand that perfectly complements our existing DRIFIRE® brand of high-performance flame-resistant base layers, combat uniforms, and flight suits.
ArcGuard® - arc flash PPE, featuring our newest ArcGuard® Performance 40 cal arc flash suit
CARBON ARMOUR™ - thermal, welding and molten metal protection
cutGUARD™ - mechanical and cut protection
Kunz Glove® - quality leather gloves in the power utility industry
AG Safety™ - our newest line of electrical safety tools, blankets and accessories