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LA-CO Industries Acquires Tempil®


LA-CO Industries Acquires Tempil® Acquisition Extends LA-CO Industries’ Global Offering and Positions Company for New Growth within Key Industries 

Elk Grove Village, IL – January 1, 2013 – LA-CO Industries, Inc. announces the acquisition of Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). A company dedicated to innovation, Tempil is at the forefront of accurate temperature indication technologies for Welding, Supply Chain and Process Integrity, and Healthcare Sterilization markets.

Since 1938, Tempil has delivered customer-driven solutions for effective temperature measurement. With the addition of advanced new technologies and capabilities from Tempil, LA-CO Industries and its global brand of Markal® industrial marking and temperature indication products are well-positioned for growth within the industrial and welding channels. In addition, the acquisition extends LA-CO Industries’ offerings to new customers within the Healthcare Sterilization and Process Integrity industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tempil into our family of high-quality, reliable marking and identification solutions and to provide another high-performance brand to industrial trade professionals around the world,” said Dan Kleiman, CEO of LA-CO Industries. “Tempil’s expertise in developing precise temperature indicating tools, combined with our rich history of innovation and our extensive portfolio of products, makes this the ideal partnership to serve and benefit our customers on a global scale.”

Tempil’s product line includes temperature indicating sticks, electronic surface thermometers, infrared thermometers, medical sterilization inks, weldable primers, heat-absorbing coatings and compounds, and temperature indicating labels, strips, inks, and liquids. Tempil business operations will continue to operate independently of LA-CO Industries’ global business operations. Bulkley Capital, LP advised LA-CO Industries on the acquisition.

LA-CO Industries, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer of the Markal brand of high-performance industrial marking products, the LA-CO® brand of plumbing chemicals and supplies, and the All-Weather® brand of livestock marking products.

Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, LA-CO Industries manufactures more than 2,000 products for the plumbing,HVAC, industrial, agricultural, lumber, welding, and other industries. Today, thee products are sold around the world through a network for 6,500 distributors in the U.S. and more than 60 countries globally. For seven decades, one overriding ideal has shaped the face of family-owned LA-CO Industries and its extensive product offering: listening to the needs of the customer.

For media inquires, please contact Gaelen Bell at 312-946-6089 or gbell@msinet.com. For more information, please contact Benjamin Kleiman of LA-CO Industries, Inc., at 847-427-3266 or bkleiman@laco.com. You can also visit us online at markal.com, laco.com, or allweathermarker.com for more information.

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