New Gardner Denver Thomas, Inc./Welch Vacuum Technology Business Unit  
8/16/2010 10:14:14 AM

August 16, 2010 Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) has announced the formation of a global business dedicated to providing value-added Laboratory and Life Science products.

The newly formed Welch-Ilmvac business unit offers a broad portfolio of environmentally responsible vacuum products and services into the R&D laboratory and light industrial markets.

Welch-Ilmvac combines the technologies and resources of GDI’s US-based Welch Vacuum Technology with those of recently acquired Ilmvac GmbH ( Ilmenau, Germany ).

With manufacturing on two continents, global distribution, and an extensive service network, Welch-Ilmvac provides expert technical solutions and value-driven vacuum products for the global marketplace.

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Welch-Ilmvac Gardner Denver Thomas Division 5621 W. Howard Street Niles, IL 60714 USA Tel: 847-676-8800 - Fax: 847-677-8606 email:

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