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11/16/17MSA CFO Kenneth Krause Recognized with 2017 CFO of the Year Award
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth Krause, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA), has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a recipient of a CFO of the Year award in the western Pennsylvania region. Mr. Krause accepted his award at a formal reception at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh on November 15. The CFO of the Year Award honors f... 
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11/03/17MSA to Present at Baird's 2017 Global Industrial Conference
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that members of management will present at Baird's 2017 Global Industrial Conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. CT. A real-time audio and slide webcast of the presentation can be accessed at h... 
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11/01/17Sandra Phillips Rogers Elected to MSA Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA), has been elected to MSA's Board of Directors. "We feel very fortunate to be able to add a person of Ms. Rogers' caliber to the MSA Board," said Willi... 
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10/25/17MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a fourth quarter dividend of 35 cents per share on common stock, payable December 10, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2017.   The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable December 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2017. About MSA Safety Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated i... 
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10/19/17MSA Announces Third Quarter Results
Strategic investments in acquisitions and restructuring programs drive 6 percent growth in revenue and 26 percent growth in earnings PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the third quarter of 2017. Quarterly Highlights Revenue was $296 million, increasing 6 percent from a year ago on a reported basis and 5 percent on a constant currency basis. ... 
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10/13/17MSA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that William Lambert, Chairman and CEO, and Kenneth Krause, Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, will host the company's third quarter earnings conference call on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have ... 
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09/22/17MSA Safety Takes Fall Protection to New Heights
Company to Debut New V-Series Line of Fall Protection Solutions at National Safety Congress Expo PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For industries that require men and women to work at heights, such as wind energy, utilities, construction, telecommunications and transportation, the demand for high-quality fall protection equipment has never been greater. That's because fall protection safety standards are more stringent than ever. In line with this industry movement, global safety equ... 
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09/18/17Bob Leenen to Lead International Business Segment for MSA Safety
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced the election, by the MSA Board of Directors, of Bob Leenen to the position of President, MSA International.  Mr. Leenen, 44, succeeds Ronald N. Herring, Jr., who will be retiring from the company in October.  For the past two years, Mr. Leenen has served as Regional Chief Financial Officer for MSA's International business segment ... 
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09/07/17MSA Expands Coverage and Growth Opportunities with New Fire Service Partnership
L.N. Curtis and sons Becomes Newest Fire Service Distributor for MSA PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced a new partnership agreement with L.N. Curtis and sons, Inc. to sell MSA's industry-leading line of fire service products in the United States and to federal government agencies worldwide.  Under the terms of the agreement, which is effective November 1, 2017, Curtis is authorized... 
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08/09/17MSA Promotes Steve Blanco to President of Americas Business Segment
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the leading global manufacturer of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, has promoted Steve Blanco to the position of President, MSA Americas.  Mr. Blanco, 50, succeeds Nishan (Nish) Vartanian, who was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of MSA in June of this year.  For the past two years, Mr. Blanco has served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MSA's U.S. and Cana... 
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08/03/17MSA Announces Second Quarter Results
Quarterly GAAP earnings include a charge related to recent product liability settlements and estimated indemnity on all asserted cumulative trauma product liability claims, which did not have a cash impact in the quarter; Adjusted earnings were $33 million, growing 10 percent on continued product margin expansion and a streamlined cost structure PITTSBURGH, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA)... 
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08/01/17MSA Declares Third Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a third quarter dividend of 35 cents per share on common stock, payable September 10, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 16, 2017.  The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable September 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 16, 2017. About MSA Safety Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is th... 
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07/31/17MSA Completes Acquisition of Globe Manufacturing
New Hampshire Company Strengthens MSA's Position as a Leader in North American Firefighter Protective Equipment Market PITTSBURGH, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Globe Holding Company, LLC ("Globe") of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, in an all-cash transaction valued at $215 million, or approximately 2 times revenue and 9 times EBITDA on a trailing 12 month basis.  Globe is a leading innovator and manufacturer o... 
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07/28/17MSA Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that William Lambert, Chairman and CEO and Kenneth Krause, Vice President, CFO and Treasurer will host the company's second quarter earnings conference call on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have the... 
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06/28/17MSA to Acquire Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Globe Manufacturing Company
With this acquisition, MSA strengthens its position as a leader in the North American market for firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), while expanding its core product portfolio in a key customer segment Transaction is valued at $215 million, or approximately 2 times revenue and 9 times EBITDA on trailing 12-month basis Expected to be accretive to GAAP reported EPS in the first 12 months following the closing of the transaction Transaction will be financed through incremental... 
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06/12/17MSA to Present at Stifel Industrials Conference
PITTSBURGH, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that members of the MSA executive management team – including William Lambert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Nishan Vartanian, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Kenneth Krause, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer – will present at the Stifel Industrials... 
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06/08/17Thomas W. Giacomini Elected to MSA Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that Thomas W. Giacomini, Chairman, President and CEO of JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), has been elected to MSA's Board of Directors. JBT Corporation, based in Chicago, Ill., is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food and aviation industries. "MSA is very fortunate to welcome such a reput... 
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06/06/17MSA Safety's Nishan J. Vartanian Elected President and Chief Operating Officer
PITTSBURGH, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced the election by the MSA Board of Directors of Nishan J. Vartanian to the newly-created position of President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.  Mr. Vartanian, 57, had served as Senior Vice President and President of MSA's business in the Americas since May 2015.  As President and COO, Mr. Vartanian will oversee the continued implementation of the strategic i... 
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05/18/17MSA Safety Shareholders Re-Elect Three Directors at Annual Meeting
Robert A. Bruggeworth Appointed Independent Lead Director PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual meeting of shareholders, held yesterday in Cranberry Township, Pa., global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) announced that, based on a majority of shareholder votes, Diane M. Pearse, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hickory Farms, LLC; L. Edward Shaw, Jr., former Senior managing Director of Breeden Capital Management LLC; and William M. Lamb... 
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05/17/17MSA's Stephanie Sciullo Recognized with Inaugural 2017 In-House Counsel Award
PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephanie Sciullo, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Litigation for global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA), has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the 10 most accomplished in-house attorneys in the Western Pennsylvania region.  Ms. Sciullo will accept her In-House Counsel General Excellence award at a formal reception at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh on May 17. ... 
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05/12/17MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend
PITTSBURGH, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a second quarter dividend of 35 cents per share on common stock, payable June 10, 2017 to shareholders of record on May 23, 2017.  This represents a 6 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of 33 cents. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable June 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on May 23, 2017. ... 
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05/08/17MSA Puts Spotlight on Worker Safety During OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down Week
Company Hosts Fall Protection Demonstrations Across the U.S. and Opens State-of-the-Art Training and Service Facility in Houston PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of construction industry deaths from falls has continued to rise, and currently stands at 38.8%.  This means that out of 937 total deaths in the construction industry, 364 of them were caused by a fall.  And that is just one of the many reasons why global safety equip... 
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04/27/17MSA Advocates for Firefighter Cancer Awareness and Prevention
Company Announces Three-Year Sustaining Partnership with Firefighter Cancer Support Network PITTSBURGH, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of National Cancer Control Month, global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that the company has established a three-year sustaining partnership with non-profit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) to continue to raise awareness of the cancer risks faced by firefighters.  ... 
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04/25/17MSA Announces First Quarter Results
Higher product margins and lower cost structure drive 14 percent growth in quarterly net income PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the first quarter of 2017. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $266 million, decreasing 5 percent from a year ago on a reported basis, and 4 percent on a constant currency basis. Net income from continui... 
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04/24/17MSA Announces Availability of 'Game-Changing' S5000 and Ultima® X5000 Gas Detection Systems
PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it is redefining expectations for gas detection technology with the launch of a new line of advanced gas detection monitors. The S5000 and Ultima® X5000 gas monitors – known collectively as MSA's Series 5000 Transmitters – enhance facility and worker safety while significantly simplifying and minimizing system maintenance requirements. ... 
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04/18/17MSA Schedules First Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that William Lambert, Chairman, President and CEO, and Kenneth Krause, Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, will host the company's first quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parti... 
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04/12/17MSA's Rebecca Stehle Recognized with Emerging Leader STEP Ahead Award
PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebecca Stehle, Supplier Quality and Development Manager for MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) has been recognized by the Manufacturing Institute as one of 130 U.S. women who are making meaningful contributions to the manufacturing industry.  Ms. Stehle will accept her Emerging Leader STEP Ahead Award at a formal reception and gala held in Washington D.C. on April 20. "All of us at MSA are extraordinarily proud of Becky for th... 
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04/10/17MSA Moves Full Speed at FDIC to Deploy New Thermal Imaging Technology to Fire Departments
Company to Give 60 Firefighters Opportunity to Bring This Game Changing Technology Home, Free of Charge PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the only manufacturer to offer a true thermal imaging camera (TIC) integrated directly into a firefighter's self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) is moving full speed to deploy this game changing technology to fire departments around the world.  Today, the company announced that it plans to equip 60 well-... 
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03/16/17MSA Recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company for Third Consecutive Year
PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company®. This is the third consecutive year MSA has been recognized with this distinction. Click here to Tweet: "MSA Recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company for 3rd Year!" Since 2007, the Ethisphe... 
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03/08/17MSA's Anne Herman Recognized with BusinessWomen First Award
PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anne Herman, Vice President of Global Operational Excellence and Chief Customer Officer for MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA), has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the 25 most influential businesswomen in western Pennsylvania.  Ms. Herman will accept her BusinessWomen First Award at a Women's Leadership Reception on March 8 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. "This distinguishe... 
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02/27/17Giving Every Firefighter the Power to See it All
MSA's Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera Now Approved and Shipping PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its breakthrough G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC), which gives fire departments the opportunity to cost-effectively equip every firefighter with thermal imaging technology, has received third party certification as compliant to the 2013 Edition of the National Fire Protection Associat... 
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02/23/17MSA Announces Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results
Full year net income increases 30 percent and operating income improves 340 basis points, driven by strategic investments in new products, acquisitions and cost reduction programs PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016. Annual Highlights Reported revenue was $1.15 billion, increasing 2 percent from a year ago on a reported basis and 4 percent ... 
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02/17/17MSA Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced that William Lambert, Chairman, President and CEO, and Kenneth Krause, Vice President, CFO and Treasurer, will host the company's fourth quarter earnings conference call on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. eastern time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to li... 
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02/14/17MSA LLC Awarded a Total of $57.8 Million in Insurance-Related Lawsuit
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported that, in an order dated February 9, 2017, the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County awarded a subsidiary of the company $46.9 million in damages related to an insurance coverage lawsuit filed in 2010.  The award is in addition to a $10.9 million breach of contract verdict that a jury awarded to the subsidiary, MSA LLC, in October in the same legal action.      ... 
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01/10/17MSA Declares First Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today declared a first quarter dividend of 33 cents per share on common stock, payable March 10, 2017 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2017. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable March 1, 2017 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2017. About MSA  Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the d... 
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