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3M to acquire environmental monitoring firm

St. Paul, Minn. -- 3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aerion Technologies Inc., which has operat...


Health & Safety

August 23, 2006
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

St. Paul, Minn. — 3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aerion Technologies Inc., which has operations in Vancouver, B.C., and Denver, Colo., is a provider of environmental monitoring products, including gas detection systems. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This acquisition will broaden 3M’s spectrum of safety products – for detection and protection to compliance – and expands its presence in gas detection and the safety market. Aerion brings to 3M a line of portable and fixed gas detection equipment for commercial and industrial applications; heat stress monitors; and a thermal imaging camera line. Its brands include Aim portable gas detectors, Macurco carbon monoxide monitors, and FireFLIR thermal imaging cameras.

3M is a supplier of workplace protection products with a full line of maintenance-free and reusable filtering facepiece and elastomeric facepiece respirators; supplied and powered air-purifying respiratory systems; hearing protection products; air monitoring systems; and sorbent materials.
Aerion employs approximately 53 people between its operations in Denver and Vancouver.

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