Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. is adding to its workwear family.
The Fort Worth-based brand has acquired Walls Industries, which is based in Cleburne, Tex. Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition brings Walls’ brands — Walls, Big Smith, 10X, Liberty and Duxbak — together with Dickies, Workrite, Kodiak, Terra and Van Moer, and expands the company’s reach within the workwear industry.
“As a 90-year-old, family-owned business, Williamson-Dickie is very protective of its brand heritage and position in the industry. It’s important not only to grow, but to do so in a smart, strategic manner,” said Philip C. Williamson, chairman and chief executive officer of Williamson-Dickie. “In looking at the marketplace, we were confident Walls Industries was perfectly suited to complement our existing stable of workwear brands. We look forward to the breadth of workwear knowledge they’ll bring to the table.”
Walls, whose expertise is in industrial safety, active workwear and sporting goods apparel, will be merged into the Williamson-Dickie organization by the end of the year.
“As a 70-year-old provider of workwear and sporting goods, Walls is the perfect fit to the Williamson-Dickie portfolio of brands,” said Jerry M. Meyer, chairman and ceo of Walls. “We are proud to enter this new era of commitment to meeting all of the workers’ needs both on a domestic and international basis. This is the perfect marriage.”