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Revere Grows Again with Purchase of Essential Gear

April 15, 2011 -- Jacksonville, FL     

Revere Supply Company today announced the acquisition of Essential Gear. Based in Greenfield, MA, Essential Gear supplies eGear and Spotlight brand energy efficient LED lighting, and Windmill high-performance butane lighters to the outdoor specialty and sporting goods markets.

Revere President, Andrew Kaufmann, is enthusiastic about Revere’s newest family member.  “Revere is focused on growing our business in the outdoor, aviation and leisure marine markets.  We see the eGear brand as a key acquisition that will help us achieve this goal.” In addition to eGear, Revere acquired industry leading Ultimate Survival Technologies brand of fire starters and survival gear in January, and the U-Dig-It folding shovel in March.

Key members of the eGear staff will be joining Revere in strategic sales and marketing endeavors to support the now unified company.  All operations will be consolidated to Revere’s Jacksonville, FL, headquarters.

About Essential Gear:

When Essential Gear started 15 years ago, the company founders saw a need for innovative and practical high-tech products. As lifelong outdoor enthusiasts, they understood that success and survival out there depends greatly on reliable and consistently performing equipment.

eGear's full line of products now includes long-life lanterns, focus control headlamps, high-visibility safety lights, Spotlight auto lights, and a variety of rechargeable options that never need batteries.

eGear is committed to continually improving products, packaging and practices to ensure a healthier world.

About Revere Supply:
Revere Supply Company has been family-owned since 1936, now celebrating 75 years in the survival products business. The company has received a number of awards and honors for their life-saving supplies and equipment. Revere’s distributor base can be found in over 20 US states, as well as countries in Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Revere Supply Company reaches a variety of markets through its brands: Revere Survival Products, Ultimate Survival Technologies and U-Dig-It.

For more information about the purchase or for other questions about the company, please contact us at sales@RevereSupply.com  or 877 738 3738.