Stearns Acquires SOS and Sospenders

Thursday, November 18, 2004
Stearns Inc., a manufacturer of Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) acquired SOS and Sospenders, a market leader in inflatable PFD’s for a variety of water sports uses. According to Paul Ebnet, President of Stearns, “Sospenders products offer an excellent opportunity for Stearns to expand our presence in the fast-growing inflatable PFD market and provide us with additional opportunities for our current and new customers alike. With the increasing focus on comfort by water sports enthusiasts, Sospenders is a great fit for Stearns. Both Stearns and Sospenders have a long history of producing innovative products with the safety and comfort of boaters in mind.”

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