Press Release – Watson Gloves names SDC as Industrial Sales Agency for USA Region

Watson Gloves names Surpless, Dunn & Co their industrial sales agency for the USA region.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15, 2023—Watson Gloves, a 105-year old company founded in Vancouver, Canada supplying quality gloves across North America, has appointed Surpless, Dunn & Co (SDC) as its industrial channel representative providing hand protection to the USA region.

SDC sales agency based in Wood Dale, IL has been in business since 1889 building strong relationships in a wide range of distributor channels. They serve the Industrial, Automotive, Construction, HV/AC and Farming and Ranch markets over 15+ states with strategic partnerships to support all remaining USA geography.

As part of the Watson Gloves continued expansion and growth plan, they have executed an agreement to enhance their sales support for their USA customers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Surpless, Dunn & Co, their customers, and industry contacts,” says Rebecca Chan, VP of Talent & Culture at Watson Gloves. “We have worked diligently to find a well-established partner that aligns with Watson’s mission and core values who offers quality sales support with a passion for driving business. I’m confident we’ve found this and more in Surpless, Dunn & Co.”

This partnership will bring the best-in-class products to protect USA hands through wholesale distributor partners.

“Watson Gloves partnership with Surpless, Dunn & Co is positioned to bring real value to US customers. Says Rodney Taylor, Director of Sales USA”. “We have the broadest portfolio of sustainable hand protection on the market today. These innovations combined with our core line of high-quality gloves will be a welcomed addition to the US industrial hand protection market. Further, we are confident that US customers will appreciate a supplier relationship that focuses on service and safety expertise which will be elevated with our Surpless, Dunn & Co agreement.”

About Watson Gloves

Watson Gloves first started as a two-person shop selling gloves to Vancouver’s dock workers when they opened their doors in 1918. Today, they’ve grown across North America distributing quality gloves for work, home and play. Their glove innovations play a large part to their success, such as their push for more sustainable products into the market. Watson Gloves sell their gloves all across North America with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, and also sell at select retailers and distributors in the USA and internationally. Product categories range from home improvement, gardening, construction, welding, automotive, recreational, and more with over 2,000 different styles offered. Learn more at and follow Watson Gloves on InstagramFacebook and Twitter


About Surpless, Dunn & Co.

Surpless, Dunn & Co., Inc. was established in March 1889, with the first office set up in lower Manhattan, 74-76 Murray Street, New York, NY. Western Block Co., manufacturers of Tackle Blocks and Sheaves, was one of the first manufacturers represented with the relationship lasting through the mid 1970’s. Oliver Surpless, President of Surpless, Dunn & Co. tenure lasted through the mid 1940’s, which began the family saga as one of the oldest and longest, family-owned establishments in the country. For more information visit


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