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10/08/14Graco to Sell Liquid Finishing Business Assets for $590 Million
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the Liquid Finishing business assets that were purchased as part of Graco’s acquisition of the Finishing Brands business from Illinois Tool Works (ITW) on April 2, 2012. The $590 million cash transaction with Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE:CSL) is anticipated to cl... 
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10/06/14Graco Receives Order from the FTC to Divest Liquid Finishing Business Assets
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, announced today that it has received notice from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requiring the Company to divest the Liquid Finishing business assets that were acquired in a larger transaction from Illinois Tool Works (ITW) on April 2, 2012. The FTC’s final Decision and Order requires Graco to complete the sale process... 
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10/01/14Graco Acquires U.K.-Based Alco Valves Group
Acquisition Builds on Graco’s Oil & Natural Gas Equipment Business Base MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, announced today that it has acquired the stock of Alco Valves Group (Alco), a United Kingdom (U.K.) based manufacturer of high quality, high pressure valves used in Oil & Natural Gas, and other industrial processes. Established in 1977, Alco offe... 
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09/29/14Graco Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 29, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced today that it will release its Third Quarter 2014 earnings after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. A full text copy of the earnings announcement will be available on the Company’s website at www.graco.com. Graco management will hold a conference call, including slides via webcast, with analysts and institutional investors to discuss the ... 
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09/22/14Graco Announces CFO James Graner’s Intention to Retire in 2015
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 22, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced today that James A. Graner, age 69, has informed the company of his intention to retire as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Graner will continue as Chief Financial Officer while a replacement is being identified. The company expects that Mr. Graner’s retirement will become effective in August 2015 and that the new Chief Financial Officer will commence the position at that time. ... 
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09/19/14Graco Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 19, 2014-- The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per common share, payable on November 5, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2014. The Company has approximately 60 million shares outstanding. Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial appli... 
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09/07/14Graco Saddened by the Passing of Board Member William G. Van Dyke
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 7, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, recently learned that William G. Van Dyke has passed away. Mr. Van Dyke was a current member of the company’s Board of Directors. “Bill Van Dyke was a great friend, a mentor, and an invaluable member of our Board of Directors,” said Patrick J. McHale, President and CEO. “He helped shape Graco's strategic vision and served with d... 
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08/19/14Graco Launches New TrueCoat 360 Handheld Sprayer
So Advanced, It’s Simple! MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, is proud to introduce the easiest and most versatile handheld sprayer for painting and staining projects in and around the home – the TrueCoat® 360 high-pressure airless handheld sprayers. Designed specifically for the consumer residential market, the TrueCoat 360 is built with high-pressure piston ... 
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07/23/14Graco Reports Record Sales and Earnings
Sales Growth for the Quarter in All Segments and Regions MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) today announced results for the quarter and six months ended June 27, 2014.   Summary $ in millions except per share amounts ... 
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07/01/14Graco Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 1, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced today that it will release its Second Quarter 2014 earnings after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. A full text copy of the earnings announcement will be available on the Company’s website at www.graco.com. Graco management will hold a conference call, including slides via webcast, with analysts and institutional investors to discuss the res... 
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06/23/14New Electric Supply Pump for High Pressure Applications Delivers Energy Efficiency and Consistency
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, today unveiled its new E-Flo® DC (Dual Control) electric supply pump ideally suited for high pressure applications. This new Graco E-Flo® DC pump features an energy efficient electric brushless DC motor that stalls under pressure and changes speeds to maintain constant fluid pressure, similar to a pneumatic air motor. ... 
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06/13/14Graco Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 13, 2014-- The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per common share, payable on August 6, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 21, 2014. The Company has approximately 60.3 million shares outstanding. Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial applicat... 
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04/23/14Graco Reports Record First Quarter Sales
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2014.   Summary $ in millions except per share amounts     Thirteen We... 
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04/02/14Graco Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced today that it will release its First Quarter 2014 earnings after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. A full text copy of the earnings announcement will be available on the Company’s website at www.graco.com. Graco management will hold a conference call, including slides via webcast, with analysts and institutional investors to discuss the res... 
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02/17/14Graco Launches New Series of Electric and Gas Airless Sprayers
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, has revolutionized the airless spraying industry with the creation of three new series of electric and gas paint and texture sprayers built specifically to address how contractors work and what types of jobs they most often tackle. Loaded with features that make spraying easier, faster, and more productive, the Standard,... 
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02/14/14Graco Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2014-- The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per common share, payable on May 7, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 21, 2014. The Company has approximately 60.8 million shares outstanding. Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial applications. It ... 
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02/10/14Graco Launches New Fine Finish Sprayers
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, is proud to introduce the latest high-performance solution for fine finish spraying on job sites – FinishPro II Air-Assisted Airless Sprayers. These portable, self-contained sprayers spray at lower pressure than traditional airless sprayers (500 – 1500 psi vs. 1500 – 3000 psi), resulting in less overspray and more control. ... 
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01/28/14Graco Introduces Reactor 2
With advanced, customer-inspired features, Reactor 2 is the next generation of plural component technology for spray foam and polyurea. MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, today introduced the Reactor® 2 plural component sprayer at the annual convention of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) in Palm Springs, Calif. The Reactor 2 provides software and h... 
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01/27/14Graco Reports Record Annual Sales and Earnings
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) today announced results for the quarter and year ended December 27, 2013.   Summary $ in millions except per share amounts     Quart... 
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01/03/14Graco Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) announced today that it will release its Fourth Quarter 2013 earnings after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Monday, January 27, 2014. A full text copy of the earnings announcement will be available on the Company’s website at www.graco.com. Graco management will hold a conference call, including slides via webcast, with analysts and institutional investors to discuss the resu... 
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01/02/14Graco Announces Two Recent Acquisitions
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 2, 2014-- Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) announced today that it completed two acquisitions in December 2013. QED Environmental Systems (QED) is a leading manufacturer of fluid management solutions for the growing environmental monitoring and remediation markets. EcoQuip designs and produces eco-friendly vapor abrasive blasting systems for coating removal and surface preparation. ... 
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