Ashland’s Drew Marine Division to Distribute Draeger Safety Inc.’s Line of Personal Air Filtration Systems

15-Aug-2001

Drew Marine, a division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company (Dublin, Ohio), and Draeger Safety Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) have announced an agreement naming Drew Marine distributor for Draeger’s complete line of self-contained breathing apparatus and gas detection equipment throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ashland Specialty Chemical Company is a wholly owned division of Ashland Inc.

"The extensive product distribution and on-board customer service capabilities of Ashland’s Drew Marine Division will bring our safety equipment product offering to the marine industry in an efficient and convenient manner," said Bob Sterner, NAFTA sales manager, Draeger Safety Inc.

Under terms of the recent agreement, Drew Marine will now offer its marine industry customers and marine fire and safety inspection providers the full range of high-quality Draeger products. Draeger manufactures world-class self-contained breathing apparatus used for personal protection in hazardous areas and high-quality gas detection equipment used to identify ambient air for toxic or explosive environments.

Draeger’s principal product lines being offered by Drew Marine include: electronic gas detection measuring and monitoring instruments; self-contained breathing apparatus; disposable, half-mask and full-face mask filters; supplied air respirators and systems; emergency escape breathing apparatus; as well as electro-chemical and infrared sensor technology, Draeger Tubes and Draeger CMS spot measurement gas and vapor sampling.

"We're extremely pleased to offer Draeger’s widely recognized, high-quality equipment to our customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico," said Paul DeVivo, vice president and general manager, Ashland's Drew Marine Division. "By adding these important products to our sales, supply and distribution networks, we are continuing to expand our product offering to meet customer operational needs and add value and efficiencies to their purchasing efforts."

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