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Bullard / Air Systems Announce New Strategic Alliance


For the past three years, Air Systems International has had a major OEM agreement with E.D. Bullard Company to private label breathing air products under the Bullard label. Effective January 1, 2002, under the terms of a new Exclusive Marketing Agreement, the Bullard sales force will be managing the worldwide sales, marketing and factory representation program for the entire Air Systems brand product line.

With this alignment, Bullards branded breathing air filtration and air management systems will be replaced by the standard orange Air Systems labeled products. Bullards Regional Sales Managers will provide the professional sales support and respiratory protection expertise to aid customers in the selection and application of these products in addition to Bullards market-leading supplied air respiratory protection products.

Air Systems will continue to publish their complete catalog of products. Air Systems will receive and handle technical sales calls and maintain responsibility for product engineering and design, field training and technical set-up for engineered products, and equipment repairs for Air Systems products.

Bullard President and CEO Richard C. Miller commented on the positive effects of this arrangement between these two leaders in airline respiratory protection. “This new strategic alliance has been designed to provide the market place with a single source for industry-leading supplied air respiratory and allied breathing air products”, Miller said.

“By combining the individual strengths of Air Systems and Bullard, we can now provide our customers with enhanced value when addressing their respiratory protection and breathing air quality needs”, added Dave Angelico, Air Systems President.

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading, ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of personal protective equipment and systems worldwide. Product lines include thermal imaging devices, hard hats, firefighter and rescue helmets, supplied air respirators and air quality equipment. Bullard is headquartered in Cynthiana, KY. For more information on Bullard products, contact info@bullard.com or Bullard Sales Support at 877-BULLARD.

Air Systems International was founded in 1984 as a specialty manufacturer of portable and fixed breathing air systems. Air Systems product offering includes breathing air filtration systems, bottled air carts and trailers, airline monitoring instruments, portable fresh air ventilators, and hazardous material vacuums. Air Systems is an ISO 9000 manufacturer offering UL, CSA, and CE certified equipment. Contact Air Systems at 800-866-8100 or visit their web site at www.airsystems.cc for more imformation on products and services.

821 Juniper Crescent
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Toll Free: 1-800-866-8100
Tel: 757-424-3967
Fax: 757-424-5348
1898 Safety Way
Cynthiana, KY 41031-9303
Toll Free: 877- BULLARD
Tel: 859-234-6616
Fax: 859-234-8987

Contact: Karen Tenfelde
Bullard Business Communications
(800) 227-0423 x259
karen_tenfelde@bullard.com


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