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HATCH® Donates Gloves to First Responders in Oklahoma

May 30, 2013

ONTARIO, California – HATCH® responds to the Moore Tornado recovery team by donating Operator™ HK field gloves to first responders sifting through debris. After just one day of searching through sharp and heavy ruins, the first responders’ were left with shredded gloves, making it difficult for them to assist the community in the search and rescue efforts.

“Supplying gloves to those who are out doing this heroic work is the very least we can do,” said Adam Avitabile, Category Manager, HATCH. “It’s heartening to see all the different companies in our industry come together with donated shirts, pants, boots and gloves at such a critical time.”

The Operator HK field gloves are constructed of 100% Kevlar® fabric and are designed with hard knuckle protection and strategically placed high-density foam, ideal for the job at hand. They were delivered to Special Ops Uniforms, the local distributor in the area, who provided them to the rescue and recovery operators searching through the wreckage following the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday, May 20.

About Hatch®

The Hatch® name has been synonymous with the finest in protective performance gloves since 1967. Using the finest leathers and advanced synthetic materials, Hatch offers an extensive line up of quality designs for cut-resistance, cold weather, hard-knuckle protection and more to meet the needs of uniformed duty, tactical, corrections, military and industrial safety/medical rehabilitation markets. Products include the Operator™ Series, ArmorTip® protective gloves and XTAK™ tactical knee and elbow pads. Hatch is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.hatch-corp.com.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor recreation/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free® and Mustang Survival®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives™, is inherent in the lifesaving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For further information, please contact:
Chastine Gabiola
Communications Specialist
The Safariland Group
Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302
chastine.gabiola@safariland.com



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