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Conney Safety Products Announces Acquisition as Part of Growth Strategy in Safety Products Sector



July 1, 2011

Madison, WI – Conney Safety Products, LLC the largest specialty distributor of Safety Supplies and Equipment in the United States announced today that it has completed the purchase of Mettam Safety of Danville, IL.

Michael Wessner, Chief Executive Officer of Conney Safety Products, stated, “The combination of the two companies works very well strategically. Mettam’s strength has been in large customer relationships which fit well with Conney’s current large customer channel. Conney and Mettam get the opportunity to learn from each other the things that have made them successful gaining, servicing and growing very large customer relationships. Additionally Mettam gets the benefit of Conney’s greater resources to even better service its customers including our inventory and distribution capabilities, catalog, web capabilities and information technology. The combination of the two companies will be very powerful and gives us the ability to acquire and add significant value to customers in all size segments. We hope to find several more companies like Mettam over the next few years.”

Nan Mettam, President/CEO of Mettam Safety, stated, “Mettam has been a proud and successful family business since my father founded the company more than 30 years ago. Looking toward the future we realized that we needed to be bigger to continue to effectively compete. We believe Conney Safety’s model provides the size and resources while continuing Mettam’s legacy as a technically savvy Safety Products specialist. Conney has a strong track record of making combinations like this work flawlessly. I don’t think we could have found a more ideal partner.”

“Our role is to back great management teams,” said Thomas Ritchie, Managing Director at CI Capital. “The Conney Team has done an outstanding job of rebuilding and positioning Conney for growth both organic and through strategic acquisitions. We believe Mettam Safety will be an excellent addition to the Conney platform.”


About Conney Safety
Conney Safety Products is the largest specialty supplier of Safety Supplies and Equipment in the United States. As a specialist Conney assists its customers save time, lower costs and keep employees safer through the application of deep Occupational Health and Safety domain expertise combined with innovative systems and processes that provide extremely responsive customer service. The company features more than 14,000 stocked products supported by technicians highly experienced in OSHA requirements and product application and selection. Conney’s website, as well as its industry leading catalog are the most comprehensive and easiest to use in the safety products industry. To learn more about Conney Safety, visit www.conney.com.

About CI Capital Partners
CI Capital Partners LLC is a New York-based private equity firm. Current CI Capital Partners portfolio companies include American Residential Services, a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing services; Prodigy Health Group, a rapidly expanding health care services company; Ply Gem Industries, one of the largest North American manufacturers of residential siding and windows; KIK Custom Products, the largest North American contract manufacturer of branded and retailer-branded consumer products; Conney Safety Products, a full-service distributor of safety products; and CoVant Technologies, a government services company led by the former executives and board of directors of Anteon Corporation.

Contact:
Conney Safety Products
Chuck Moyer
Chief Operating Officer
608.277.5373
cmoyer@conney.com


Conney Safety and Industrial Scientific to Partner


America’s Leading Safety Supplier Partners with the Global Leader in Gas Instrumentation

Monday, March 9, 2009

MADISON, WI — Conney Safety, the nation’s largest specialty distributor of safety supplies, first aid supplies, work gloves, safety glasses and medications, is proud to announce their new partnership with Industrial Scientific Corporation — the global leader in designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing gas monitoring instruments, systems and related products.

Conney Safety’s unique business model of using deep expertise to help customers solve safety-related problems while reducing cost was key to Industrial Scientific’s decision.

“We were impressed with the vision demonstrated by Conney Safety,” says Kevin Miller, vice president of global sales, services and marketing for Industrial Scientific. “That’s not something we’d seen in the past. We were also impressed with Conney Safety’s business model – a combination of telesales and subject matter expertise, plus the catalog and website. They staff subject-matter experts over the phone who have a focus on safety and instrumentation. When a customer buys a gas monitor, somebody in that purchasing process needs to understand exactly what monitor to buy.”

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Industrial Scientific provides equipment that is used for safety and industrial hygiene in potentially dangerous locations. Industrial Scientific is known worldwide for producing the most rugged and dependable gas instrumentation on the market.

Through technical breakthroughs and perseverance in product development, Industrial Scientific has released tremendously innovative products, including the Docking Station®, GasBadge™ Plus and GasBadge™ Pro Single Gas Monitors, MX6 iBrid™ and iTX Multi-Gas Monitors and iTrans™ Single or Dual Fixed-Point monitors.

Through this ground-breaking partnership, all these products are now available through Conney Safety.

"Industrial Scientific is a very important partnership for Conney Safety. From our perspective, Industrial Scientific is the market leader and maintains that position through continuous innovation. The proof is that it is the brand our customers request most often," said Conney COO Chuck Moyer. "Industrial Scientific fits well with Conney’s technical selling abilities. We help our customers solve safety-related problems. It is important that we represent the top technical brands in each of our product categories. Industrial Scientific adds considerably to our ability to do this."


About Conney Safety
Conney Safety is the largest specialty distributor of safety supplies, first aid supplies, work gloves, safety glasses and medications in the United States. The company features more than 12,000 stocked products supported by technicians highly experienced in OSHA requirements and product application and selection. Conney’s website, located at www.conney.com, as well as its industry leading catalog are the most comprehensive and easiest to use in the safety products industry. To learn more about Conney Safety, visit www.conney.com.

About Industrial Scientific Corporation
Industrial Scientific Corporation is a global leader in gas detection equipment, software and services to protect human life in the most demanding work environments. With continuous improvements in lean manufacturing operations, engineering, and R&D, Industrial Scientific is dedicated to eliminating workplace fatalities. To achieve this goal, Industrial Scientific combines the highest quality products, the breakthrough iNet service to keep them in perfect working condition, and a focus on anticipating and addressing problems before they happen. Employing over 850 people, Industrial Scientific has manufacturing operations based in Pittsburgh (USA), Arras (France), Dortmund (Germany) and Shanghai (China). The company provides technical services to customers from local service centers around the world, and has additional offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Dubai, Mexico, The Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. For more information about Industrial Scientific, visit: www.indsci.com.

Contact:
Conney Safety Products
Chuck Moyer
Chief Operating Officer
608.277.5373
cmoyer@conney.com


Conney Safety Products, Leader in Safety Equipment and Supplies, Launches New Website


Simple, Powerful and Extremely Intuitive to Navigate, Making Shopping for Safety Products Easier than Ever

Monday, October 13, 2008

MADISON, WI — Conney Safety Products is proud to announce that their website – www.conney.com – has been completely redesigned using state-of-the-art technology. The new website is faster, more efficient and features a clean new layout to make shopping for safety products, industrial safety products and first aid kits easier than ever.

Here are a few of the new features at www.conney.com: The new website is the latest step in Conney Safety Products’ continuing commitment to providing a complete supply of safety and first aid products, backed by expert technical support and service.

About Conney Safety Products
Conney Safety Products has been one of Americas leading distributors of Safety and First Aid Supplies for over 60 years. The companys mission is to bring safety into every workplace and to educate employers about how to keep their workers healthy, safe and productive. More information about Conney Safety Products is available at www.conney.com.


Contact:
Conney Safety Products
Chuck Moyer
Chief Operating Officer
608.277.5373
cmoyer@conney.com

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Conney Safety Introduces New Look in Latest Buyers’ Guide


This Innovative Catalog Helps Customers Make Informed Choices Quickly & Easily

Monday, September 15, 2008

MADISON, WI — Conney Safety is proud to announce the release of their new 468-page Buyers’ Guide featuring a completely redesigned look.

Other than the new look, there are several other exciting changes in this Buyers’ Guide. These changes were made to give the catalog a more streamlined feel and to make it easier for customers use.

Here are a few of the significant changes in this Buyers’ Guide: Even though the look of the catalog has changed, Conney Safety has not changed their commitment to providing safety and first aid products, backed by expert technical support and service.

The Conney Safety Buyers Guide is available by calling 888.356.9100 or visiting Conney.com.

About Conney Safety Products
Conney Safety Products has been one of Americas leading distributors of Safety and First Aid Supplies for over 60 years. The companys mission is to bring safety into every workplace and to educate employers about how to keep their workers healthy, safe and productive. More information about Conney Safety Products is available at www.conney.com.


Contact:
Conney Safety Products
Chuck Moyer
Chief Operating Officer
608.277.5373
cmoyer@conney.com

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