Butler Acquires Clean Ones

Deal to help Butler grow in household gloves
June 27, 2016David Gill

Butler Home ProductsHUDSON, Mass.—Butler Home Products has purchased Clean Ones Corp., a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer of household gloves.

The acquisition allows Butler the opportunity to expand its market share in gloves and increase its status as a provider of household cleaning products. Terms were not disclosed in a statement issued by Butler. Clean Ones will retail its name and will be marketed as a brand under the Butler portfolio.

“Bringing Clean Ones into the Butler family represents an important step in the company’s overall growth play,” said Robert Michelson, Butler’s president. “Household gloves play an integral role in our business, and this acquisition will further accelerate Butler’s growth in the category.”

Since Butler entered the glove business in 2011 with its Mr. Clean brand, the glove market has grown by 35 percent, with uses expanding throughout the house and into food preparation, Michelson added. “The Clean Ones assortment enhances the product offering and gives retailers and consumers an even greater range of options from Butler,” he said.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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