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Scott Health & Safety Officially Opens New Facility


Monroe, NC June 28, 2002 Scott Health & Safety is proud to announce the official opening of its new 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, which combines nine separate operations of the company under one roof. Scotts Fire Service Marketing Manager, John Skaryak states, “This new facility will allow us to continue to solidify our position as the pioneer in our industry by housing 450 of our world-class employees under one roof.” Scott is a leader in personal protection equipment for firefighters, industry and government.

John D. McStravick, Vice President and General Manager, Scott Health & Safety adds, “In just the two months since we started to move into this facility, the consolidation of our people, product lines and administrative functions have lead to significant increases in our overall efficiencies and we fully expect this trend to continue over the next several months.” McStravick also notes that, “Having all the employees together in this unique environment underscores our companys commitment to team morale and further enhances our philosophy that when a customer purchases a Scott product, they get more than a product they get Scott as a company.”

The Monroe, NC facility is the home of Scotts Air-Paks, facepieces, thermal imaging cameras, and pass devices. Scott gas masks and tear gas canisters are manufactured here as well as nuclear, biological and chemical canisters. Also, Scott air compressors and breathing air systems are made exclusively at this new unit.

From its humble beginnings as a small machine workshop in 1932 making tail-wheel assemblies for lightweight aircraft to manufacturing the first Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in North America, all the way through current-day, state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras and modern breathing apparatus, Scott Health & Safety continues to be the leading name in personal protective products.

Scott Health & Safety, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of high-performance respiratory protection systems, gas detection instruments and other life saving products for the firefighting, law enforcement, aviation, domestic preparedness, government and industrial markets.

For more information, visit our website at www.scotthealthsafety.com or call Scott Health & Safety at 800-247-7257.

About Tyco Fire & Security

Tyco Fire & Security, one of the major businesses of Tyco International Ltd., designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems and fire protection, detection and suppression systems. With $10 billion in annual sales and more than 100,000 employees, Tyco Fire & Security includes more than 60 brands, which are represented in over 100 countries. Its products are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent and fight fires, deter thieves and protect people and property.

Contact: John Skaryak
Fire Service Marketing Manager
704/291-8408


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