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Mechanix Wear Acquires PPE Maker Chicago Protective Apparel

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Mechanix Wear, a maker and marketer of high-performance work gloves, said it has acquired Chicago Protective Apparel (CPA), a 108 year-old manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE). Mechanix Wear is a portfolio company of middle-market private equity firm Gryphon Investors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Skokie, Ill., CPA manufactures and offers…

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