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Pentair's Hoffman Enclosures Voted Leading Supplier by Control Design Readers

December 3, 2001
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec 3, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) announced that its Hoffman Enclosures business has been voted the number one supplier of industrial enclosures by Control Design magazine readers. Control Design serves the information needs of professionals working in automation, control and instrumentation at industrial original equipment manufacturers.

Control Design conducted a survey in which it asked its readers -- predominantly engineers working in machine tool and metalworking industries -- to indicate their preferred suppliers in 45 categories. Hoffman Enclosures received 76 percent of the vote in the industrial enclosures category -- the highest measure of preference in the entire survey. Hoffman's nearest competitor received 10 percent of the votes. This ranking mirrors the results of annual surveys of the industrial process control industry conducted by Control Design's sister publication, Control Magazine. Hoffman has won the Control Magazine Reader's Choice Award eight years running.

Pentair is a St. Paul-based manufacturer whose core businesses compete in tools, water technologies, and enclosures markets. The company employs 12,000 people in more than 50 locations around the world.

    For more information, please contact Mark Cain, 651-639-5278.
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