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Industrial Scientific signed an agreement to become a Fortive Corporation operating company.

Industrial Scientific, a global leader in gas detection and safety-as-a-service, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to join the Fortive family of industrial technology companies as a member of its Field Solutions platform. The new ownership will provide Industrial Scientific with additional capacity to accelerate the company’s vision of eliminating death on the job by the year 2050.

Fortive (NYSE: FTV) is a public company that was a part of Danaher Corporation until July 2016 when it spun off to become its own company. With 2016 revenues of $6.2 billion, Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company with essential technology businesses that drive innovation in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation, and franchise distribution.

“We are excited by the opportunities we will now have with the backing of Fortive. As our vision of ending death on the job comes into focus we will now have even more technological and financial support in that endeavor,” said Justin McElhattan, president of Industrial Scientific.

Based in Everett, WA, Fortive employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service, and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world.

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Raptor Partners LLC acted as financial advisors to Industrial Scientific in the transaction.

Press Release

Industrial Scientific Welcomes New Owner, Fortive Corporation

About Industrial Scientific Corporation

Industrial Scientific Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive (NYSE: FTV), is a global leader in gas detection and safety-as-a-service solutions that keep workers safe in life-threatening environments. From the International Space Station to mines deep inside the earth, men and women around the world bet their lives on the great work our people do. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we have more than 1,300 global employees across 21 countries dedicating their careers to eliminating death on the job by 2050. Industrial Scientific is the parent company to Intelex Technologies, the global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) software. Intelex’s industry-leading SAAS platform is used by millions of people around the world to deliver safer, cleaner and more productive operations. For more information, visit www.indsci.com.

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