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ProTeam acquisition release

September 04, 2009
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BOISE, IDAHO — ProTeam Inc., a leading provider of commercial vacuums, announced that Emerson Elecrtic Company has acquired the Boise-based company, effective Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
“This is the partnership of two very successful companies. This strategic acquisition will strengthen and broaden Emerson’s line of products, while providing ProTeam with new growth opportunities and synergies through complementary product portfolios, channels and operations,” said ProTeam President Matt Wood.
“ProTeam’s outstanding reputation for products and service is a perfect fit for helping us build the Emerson Professional Tools platform,” said Tim Ferry, president of Emerson Tool Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of wet/dry utility vacuums.
ProTeam, the world’s largest provider of innovative commercial backpack vacuums, will become part of the globally operating Emerson Professional Tools platform.
About ProTeam
ProTeam, headquartered in Boise, ID, is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial backpack vacuums, serving the commercial cleaning, janitorial and sanitation, hospitality, educational, industrial, and healthcare markets. It has an unsurpassed reputation for high-performance and high-quality innovative product offerings, with an unmatched focus on training and education for end users, increased cleaning productivity, indoor air quality, and green cleaning. For more information, visit www.pro-team.com.
About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.

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