News | July 8, 2008

3M Completes Acquisition Of Quest Technologies Inc.

Source: 3M Detection Solutions

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M announced recently that it has completed its acquisition of Quest Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment, including noise, heat stress and vibration monitors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Quest Technologies adds its leading sound monitoring equipment to 3M's broad spectrum of safety products for detection, protection and compliance. It becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M and will be known as Quest Technologies, a 3M company.

3M is a global leading supplier of respiratory, hearing, eye protection, and other personal protective equipment products, providing customers with innovative technologies and solutions that help increase personal safety and productivity in markets such as first responder, industrial manufacturing, automotive, shipbuilding, military, home improvement contractors and consumer.

About Quest Technologies, a 3M company

Quest Technologies, a 3M company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3M based in Oconomowoc, Wis. that provides reliable, high quality instruments and services for the global occupational health, safety and environmental markets. Products include noise dosimeters, sound level monitors, heat stress monitors, vibration monitors, indoor air quality monitors, gas detection equipment, and software to integrate all the monitoring and detection equipment manufactured and sold by Quest.

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit

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