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Profile: Lakeland Industries Inc (LAKE.A)

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Lakeland Industries, Inc. (Lakeland), incorporated on April 30, 1986, manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company's product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves. The Company's products are sold by its in-house customer service group, its regional sales managers and independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,600 North American safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories.

The Company supplies federal, state and local governmental agencies and departments, such as fire and law enforcement, airport crash rescue units, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control. The Company makes sales to around 50 foreign countries but primarily in China, European Economic Community (EEC), Canada, Chile, Argentina, Russia, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Southeast Asia. The Company maintains manufacturing facilities in in Alabama, Mexico, Brazil, India, Argentina and China. It also has relationships with sewing subcontractors in Mexico, Argentina and China. The Company offers its products for various end markets, such as integrated oil, chemical industries, public utilities, automotive and pharmaceutical industries, government (terrorist response), laboratories, janitorial and fire departments (hazmat).

Limited Use/Disposable Protective Clothing

The Company manufactures a line of limited use/disposable protective garments offered in coveralls, lab coats, shirts, pants, hoods, aprons, sleeves, smocks and shoe covers. These garments are made from several nonwoven fabrics, such as its trademarked Micromax, Micromax NS, HBF, SafeGard, Pyrolon XT, Pyrolon Plus 2, Zonegard and ChemMax 1 and 2. These garments provide protection from low-risk contaminants or irritants, such as chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, paint, grease and dust, and from limited exposure to hazardous waste and toxic chemicals, including acids, asbestos, lead and hydro-carbons (PCBs) that pose health risks after exposure for long periods of time. Additional applications include protection from viruses and bacteria, such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), streptococcus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Ebola, bird and swine flu, and hepatitis at international hospitals, clinics and emergency rescue sites, and use in clean room environments to prevent human contamination in the manufacturing processes.

High-End Chemical Protective Suits

The Company manufactures heavy duty chemical suits made from its Pyrolon CRFR and ChemMax 3, 4 and Interceptor product lines. These suits are worn by individuals on hazardous material teams to provide protection from hazardous, and potentially lethal chemical and biological toxins, such as toxic wastes at Super Fund sites, toxic chemical spills, biological discharges, chemical or biological warfare agents (such as sarin gas, anthrax or ricin), and hazardous chemicals and petro-chemicals present during the cleaning of refineries and nuclear facilities. The chemical suits can be used in conjunction with a fire protective shell that the Company manufactures to protect the user from both chemical and flash fire hazards. The Company's Interceptor provides a spectrum chemical barrier to gases, vapors and liquids. ChemMax 4 is a multilayer barrier film laminated to a nonwoven substrate. The Company manufactures higher end chemical protective clothing with taped seams at its facilities in Alabama, Mexico and China. Using fabrics, such as ChemMax 1, ChemMax 2, ChemMax 3, ChemMax 4 and Interceptor, the Company designs, cuts, sews and seals these materials to meet customer purchase orders.

Firefighting and Heat Protective Apparel

The Company manufactures both domestically and internationally a line of FR PPE to include firefighting, and heat protective apparel for use by firefighters, first responders and other individuals that require FR Protective Clothing or work in extreme heat environments. Its firefighting and PPE apparel is sold to domestic and international municipalities and industrial firefighting teams. Its Product lines include electrostatic dissipative apparel used in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries for control of static electricity in the manufacturing process, clean room apparel to prevent human contamination in the manufacturing processes, flame resistant Nomex and fire resistant Lakeland (FR) cotton coveralls used in chemical and petroleum plants and for Wildland firefighting, and Extrication suits for emergency responders.

The Company manufactures a line of structured firefighter protective apparel for domestic and foreign fire departments, available both in standard stock form and custom configurations. The Company offers basic firefighter turnout/bunker gear in the Attack (A10) and Battalion (B1) styles. It offers Battalion (B2) style with advanced features and the Stealth style. The Company also manufactures each of the above styles in its Proximity line for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) with aluminized shells. The Company manufactures lines of Fire service extrication suits in FR cotton, Wild land firefighting apparel in multiple fabrics and Aluminized Kiln entry/Approach suits to protect industrial workers from extreme heat.

Reusable Woven Garments

The Company manufactures and markets a line of reusable and washable woven garments. Its product lines include Electrostatic dissipative apparel used by electric and gas utilities; Flame resistant Nomex/FR and FR Cotton coveralls/pants/jackets used in petrochemical and refining operations, and Cotton and Polycotton coveralls, lab coats, pants and shirts. The Company manufactures woven cloth garments at its facilities in China, Mexico and Argentina.

High Visibility Clothing

The Company manufactures a line of high visibility clothing. The line includes vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, raingear, jumpsuits, hats and gloves. It also offers flame retardant, arc flash resistant, and static dissipative reflective garments for the electric and gas utility industry, oil/gas exploration, production, and petrochemical refining industries, emergency/fire services, and various heavy manufacturing and transportation industries.

Gloves and Sleeves

The Company manufactures and sells specially designed glove and sleeve protective products made from Kevlar, Spectra and its engineered yarns. The Company manufactures these string knit gloves primarily at its Mexican facility.

The Company competes with DuPont, Kimberly Clark, Ansell Edmont and Honeywell.

Company Address

Lakeland Industries Inc

3555 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste C
RONKONKOMA   NY   11779-7636
P: +1631.9819700
F: +1631.9819751

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