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Fort Worth’s Williamson-Dickie acquires UK manufacturer

Fort Worth-based global workwear maker Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. has acquired North East Rig Out Ltd. (NERO), an Aberdeen, UK-based workwear manufacturer specializing in the oil and gas industry.

The acquisition was completed by Williamson-Dickie’s European division on July 18, the company announced July 24. “Williamson-Dickie has been a part of the global oil and gas industry for decades, and this acquisition makes us even more competitive in the European market,” said Chairman and CEO Philip Williamson in a news release. No price was released on the transaction.  Established in 1995, NERO is also a head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions provider.

Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. is the world’s leading provider of authentic work apparel, specializing in innovative performance work wear since 1922. The company offers an assortment of apparel, footwear and licensed goods in more than 100 countries. -Betty Dillard bdillard@bizpress.net  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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