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Graco Inc. Named A Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine

97% of Graco employees surveyed worldwide expressed pride in their workplace

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2016-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, has been named one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune Magazine.

"This recognition from Fortune is a reflection of our engaged and committed workforce at Graco," said Patrick J. McHale, Graco's President and CEO. "Graco employees make this a great place to work every day, which not only positively impacts their coworkers, but also our shareholders, suppliers, distributor partners, end users and the community."

Graco ranked No. 10 on the internationally-recognized list, a ranking based on employees’ own assessments of the trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers. Out of the employees surveyed worldwide, 97% expressed great pride in Graco. The top workplaces as a collective group for 2016 have an employee turnover average of 7.2%, about half the national industry average of 13%. Graco’s employee turnover the past year was 4%.

“The challenge and variety of work makes it a very interesting place to work. I’ve continually seen new innovative ideas in design, manufacturing and management over the last six years and I expect that will continue,” said one Graco employee in the anonymous survey. “There is a vast knowledge base here and everyone is willing to share their knowledge and experience whenever needed.”

Read the Great Place to Work review and Fortune Magazine article for more information.

ABOUT GRACO
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.

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