Samtech to Purchase Massif Out Of Bankruptcy

Received some great news today that Massif will be purchased by Samtech LLC. Massif has long been at the forefront of providing FR clothing systems to the US military.

Massif Mountain Gear Company L.L.C., the flame resistant clothing company, announced yesterday that Samtech, LLC was the successful bidder at a Section 363 sale auction to acquire substantially all of Massif’s operating assets. Samtech, LLC is affiliated with Antex Knitting Mills/MatchMaster Dyeing & Finishing, Inc. based in Los Angeles, California. The acquisition enhances Massif’s supply chain through vertical integration, product innovation and rapid prototyping capabilities, while providing Antex/MatchMaster with an expanded infrastructure to meet the global needs of the civilian & military flame resistant clothing industry. The Massif brand will be maintained.

“The Massif team is thrilled to solidify our long standing relationship with our most important supplier. This acquisition will be seamless to our customers” said Noelle Christensen, VP/GM Massif. “The Antex team has been a huge part of our business since its start so we’re looking forward to growing the business together.”

“The Antex/MatchMaster team has worked closely with Massif for many years on development and production of flame resistant fabrics and garments. We are very excited about this acquisition.. It is a natural outgrowth of our long-standing partnership and we look forward to our next phase as one team.” Bill Tenenblatt, Vice President Samtech.

The sale to Antex is subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Court at a hearing on August 22, 2014 and is expected to be finalized within the next two weeks.

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12 Responses to “Samtech to Purchase Massif Out Of Bankruptcy”

  1. Eddie says:


  2. Qball says:

    Some of the companies might stay in business if they wouldn’t price their gear out of reach of the common blue/green collar worker.

    • SSD says:

      Ok, I’m in. Please explain what you mean.

      • bob says:

        you know exactly what hes saying

      • Qball says:

        An example – Massif USAF (FR) multicam pants – $539.00 base price
        Have you priced their gear?

        Don’t even get me started on Arcteryx LEAF

        But maybe I am just a cheap-O! Give may an old pair of thrift store woodlands and I’ll spend my money on hardware.

        • SSD says:

          Do you really need to buy a pair of USAF pattern FR insulated pants? That’s a very specialized piece of kit that is generally issued. This isn’t something you’d wear posing down the pub.

          • Qball says:

            If you’ve ever been to my pub you would need a CBRNE suit. But hey, they have cheap Guinness!
            And no..I don’t need that type of gear. Just saying…. Like I said, just some flip flops, board shorts and backpack for the VSBR. Oh..and a hoodie in case it gets chilly.

            On a side note! Your site is the best in all seriousness. Keep the gear info coming. I am sure you do a lot of work researching this stuff!

            • SSD says:

              It costs so much because of the cost of materials, cost of domestic manufacture and the small market. All drives pricing up, up, up!

              • mike says:

                To that point I often tell people that the Arc’teryx Alpha Jacket they are holding is full of technology they don’t need. They can buy a hundred dollar rain jacket somewhere else and be happy with it; that doesn’t change the fact that the Arc’teryx jacket is work the money because you’re paying for features. If you don’t need a pair of softshell combat pants treated with nanosphere to resist dirt that dries within a few minutes of being out of the water then why do you care how much they cost? If you can find a piece that has the features of an ATOM LT at $50-100 (you can’t) why don’t you buy it and make that company/product the hot new thing? Complaining about a product you don’t understand doesn’t make you sound discerning or informed; it makes you sound ignorant.

    • Dev says:

      I’m not loaded or particularly well-off, but I’m happy to pay extra for quality. Even more so if it’s manufactured in the USA, or locally (Australia, in my case).