3M Expands In Environmental Monitoring Market

Acquires Aerion, boosting presence in gas detection and safety.

3M said Friday it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aerion Technologies Inc., a Denver, Colo.-based provider of environmental monitoring products including gas detection systems.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

3M said the acquisition broadens its spectrum of safety products - for detection and protection to compliance - and expands its presence in gas detection and the safety market. Aerion brings to 3M a line of portable and fixed gas detection equipment for commercial and industrial applications; heat stress monitors; and a thermal imaging camera line. Its brands include Aim portable gas detectors, Macurco carbon monoxide monitors, and FireFLIR thermal imaging cameras.

Aerion employs approximately 53 people between its operations in Denver and Vancouver, B.C. The acquisition is expected to close this month subject to customary closing conditions.

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