PITTSBURGH 22 Jun, 2006 Industrial Scientific Corporation, a global leader in gas detection and monitoring instruments, systems and related services, was named one of Southwestern Pennsylvanias top 10 advanced manufacturing companies by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The Tech 50 Awards Program annually recognizes the regions leading technology-oriented companies in five award categories for achievements in growth and innovation.
Companies headquartered in the 13-county southwestern Pennsylvania region were evaluated based on several criteria including sales growth, employee growth and retention, innovation, and market leadership. Industrial Scientifics uncompromising commitment to product innovation and customer service is best exemplified by the development of the iNet Instrument Network, said Justin McElhattan, President of Industrial Scientific Americas. This comprehensive, service-based solution allows customers to outsource management of their entire gas detection fleet to Industrial Scientific eliminating several cost-intensive and time-consuming tasks. iNet is scalable, flexible and underscores the companys commitment to meeting customers evolving needs.
An independent panel of judges comprised of individuals from Council member organizations and sponsors evaluated companies in each of five industry categories advanced manufacturing, information technology, life sciences, service providers and rising stars. The Advanced Manufacturing category encompasses industries that are largely automated and use a high degree of process controls, robotics, advanced IT systems and other automated processes.