Work Wear Safety Shoes Acquires The Glove Guy

Fort Worth Entrepreneur Dave Norden’s company is now part of Work Wear

Work Wear Safety Shoes CEO, Coleman McDonald, announced that the company has acquired local PPE business, The Glove Guy, to expand its portfolio of safety products.

“We have a strong reputation as the leader in safety footwear programs,” shared Coleman, “and after 40 years of focusing on footwear, anti-fatigue insoles and comfort socks, we are now expanding our offering to include PPE items such as gloves, glasses and braces. It is a natural addition to our line – one that our Customers all use and need. Now they can get the PPE they desire from the experts in safety and service”.

Dave Norden, founder of The Glove Guy, built his business form the ground up. He and his company have become well-known in the DFW area as the go-to company for gloves and glasses, as well as a host of other PPE items.

“It’s been an amazing journey starting from an idea into an actual business,” said Dave. The business had grown so much that I reached a strategic inflection point – I either hire more people or look for a partner and with Work Wear Safety Shoes, I found exactly what I was looking for and I couldn’t be more pleased. Plus, now there is a whole line of products I can offer The Glove Guy Customers – from the best people in the safety business.”

“The mission is simple, The Glove Guy Customers continue to receive the remarkably personal service they have always known from Dave with new access to over 65 brands of safety footwear and gear – simply a different logo on the invoice,” explained Coleman.

Work Wear has completed several successful acquisitions through the years as part of its growth strategy. But The Glove Guy allows it to expand into new categories of PPE with the leading glove expert in DFW leading the way.

About Work Wear

Named one of the Best Companies to Work For the last two years, Work Wear Safety Shoes is part of Northern Imports, Inc. Founded in 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas, they have 9 stores and 13 mobile stores in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas and Wyoming and a robust online store nationwide. They are experts in safety and wellness focusing on keeping workers safe, productive and happy on the job. Read their mission at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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