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ProTeam is a Supporting Sponsor of LUNG FORCE

May 14, 2014
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BOISE, ID — ProTeam®, the company that created the original lightweight backpack vacuum, has joined American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE to fight against lung cancer in women. This is the next step in ProTeam’s longstanding educational partnership with American Lung Association in efforts to educate the public about the importance of healthy indoor air.

Lung disease in women is underdiagnosed and frequently untreated. As a supporter of LUNG FORCE, ProTeam has pledged to donate an initial 2,500 dollars to fight lung cancer and hold a social campaign for users to double that amount through action-triggered donations. For every like, comment, or share of ProTeam LUNG FORCE posts on Facebook and retweet or favorite of ProTeam LUNG FORCE posts on Twitter, ProTeam will donate additional funds up to a total of 5,000 dollars to help fight against lung cancer in women.

“Since 2003, we have worked with the American Lung Association through a common goal, to protect and improve the lung health of Americans,” said ProTeam Director of Marketing Jacalyn High. “We are thrilled to be able to further contribute through this inspiring cause.”

ProTeam’s Next Generation backpack vacuums have Four Leve® Filtration w/HEPA to capture 99.97 percent of indoor pollutants 0.3 microns and larger and improve Indoor Air Quality. Healthy indoor air is a crucial component to ongoing lung health.

ProTeam’s social campaign supporting LUNG FORCE will be held from May 13, 2014 to August 12, 2014. Join the cause at and @ProTeamVacuums on Twitter.

ProTeam ( became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with the Next Generation of backpack vacuums, the Super Coach Pro® and the cordless GoFree® Pro.


Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit

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