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Kimberly-Clark Acquires Jackson Safety

Tom Burns, current president and CEO of safety products company Jackson Safety, will lead the business as a division of Kimberly-Clark Professional.

DALLAS -- Kimberly-Clark Corp. acquired Jackson Products, a privately held safety products company. Jackson Products, more commonly known within the industry as Jackson Safety, provides welding safety products, personal protective equipment and work zone safety products.

"The acquisition of Jackson Safety is consistent with our global business plan strategy to accelerate growth of high-margin workplace solutions," said Jan Spencer, president of Kimberly-Clark Professional. 

"I'm excited about this combination because it improves our prospects for growth in the U.S., Europe and emerging markets around the world," said Tom Burns, current president and CEO of Jackson Safety.

Burns will continue to lead this business as a division of Kimberly-Clark Professional.

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