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12/21/16MSA Announces Free "Firefighter Down" Alarm Update for Industry-Leading G1 SCBA
New PASS alarm sound pattern complies with Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it will make it easy and cost effective to firefighters to equip their G1 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a new PASS alarm sound pattern designed to help firefighters locate a downed partner more quickly.  The new al... 
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11/03/16MSA to Present at Baird's 2016 Global Industrial Conference
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2016 /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 present at Baird's 2016 Global Industrial Conference at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. CT. A real-time audio and slide... 
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10/27/16MSA Announces Third Quarter Results
Investments in restructuring and strategic growth programs drive growth in earnings and margin improvement PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the third quarter of 2016. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $278 million, increasing 2 percent from a year ago on a reported and constant currency basis. Operating income was $40 million or 14.4 percent of net sales, increasing 4... 
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10/27/16MSA Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today declared a fourth quarter dividend of 33 cents per share on common stock, payable December 10, 2016 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2016. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable December 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on November 14, 2016. About MSA Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in th... 
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10/25/16MSA Wins 'Best in Show' at National Safety Council Conference
Company's New Fall Protection Device Shines in New Product Showcase PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its new Latchways Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lanyard (SRL) won Best in Show at the 2016 National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  A fall protection device, the Leading Edge SRL is designed to protect workers should a fall occur off of the edge of a structure. The Best in Show New Product Showcase Awar... 
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10/21/16Boston Fire Department Selects MSA's G1 Breathing Apparatus
New SCBA Technology Supports Department Focus on Cancer and Muscular Injury Prevention PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced a $4 million contract to provide state-of-the-art respiratory protective equipment to the Boston Fire Department. The formal equipment conversion will take place this Saturday, with an all-day, station-to-station change-out process led by representatives from MSA and Firematic Supply Co. of Milford, Mass., MSA's di... 
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10/14/16#TailgateSafetyTalks Gets Workers Talking Safety Tips in the Field
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's fast-paced, get-it-done-yesterday workplace, global leader MSA Safety (NYSE: MSA) is encouraging workers to pause at the start of their day and spend a couple of minutes talking about one thing: safety.  Earlier this month, MSA launched #TailgateSafetyTalks, an initiative that encourages worksite operators to lead safety-focused discussions at the beginning of each shift, ensuring workplace safety is top of mind for every person on the jobsite... 
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10/14/16MSA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14, 2016 /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 third quarter earnings conference call on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. eastern time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to list... 
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09/19/16MSA Acquires Senscient, Inc.
Transaction Expands and Enhances MSA Technology Offerings in the Global Market for Fixed Gas and Flame Detection Systems PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has acquired Senscient, Inc., a leader in laser-based gas detection technology that can be used in a broad range of industrial, oil and gas production and petrochemical processing applications.  The acquisition of Senscient (pronounced Sen-Sy-E... 
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09/06/16MSA to Ring NYSE Closing Bell in Honor of 15th Anniversary of 9/11
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and the thousands of lives lost on that day, representatives from global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. (NYSE: MSA) will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. In 2001, immediately following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, MSA associates in Pittsburgh worked around the clock to provide equipment and assistance to New York City firefighters ... 
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08/30/16MSA Elects Anne Herman to Vice President
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) has elected Anne Herman, 54, to the position of Chief Customer Officer and Vice President of Global Quality.  Ms. Herman began her career with MSA in 1984 as an assistant chemist.  Over her 32 years with the company, she has held a variety of positions within MSA's R&D, Quality, Standards Compliance, and Operations groups. From 2012 to 2015 Ms. Herman served as Director of Global Quality and, in that cap... 
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08/02/16MSA Declares Third Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a third quarter dividend of 33 cents per share on common stock, payable September 10, 2016 to shareholders of record on August 18, 2016. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable September 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on August 18, 2016. About MSA Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufact... 
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07/20/16MSA Announces Second Quarter Results
Investments in new product development, acquisitions and restructuring programs drive 21 percent increase in quarterly net income PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the second quarter of 2016. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $296 million, increasing 3 percent from a year ago. The recent acquisition of UK-based fall protection company Latchways increased constant currenc... 
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07/15/16MSA Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its second quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live via the Internet at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto MSA's website 15 minutes prior... 
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06/08/16MSA to Present at Stifel Industrials Conference
PITTSBURGH, June 8, 2016 /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 Chief Executive Officer, and Kenneth Krause, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will attend the Stifel Industrials Conference at the Palace Hotel in New York City on Monday, June 13, 2016.  Mr. Lambert and Mr. Krause will present ... 
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06/02/16New Breathing Apparatus Contract with Major Fire Brigade in Australia Keeps Momentum Strong for MSA's Fire Service Business
PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) announced today it has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply, service and maintain 3,600 AirGo® eXXtreme self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) in Australia, one of the world's largest urban fire and rescue services. The contract is valued at approximately $4 million USD, all of which the company expects to recognize in 2016. Firefighters, as well as industrial worke... 
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05/09/16MSA Increases Quarterly Dividend
PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today declared a second quarter dividend of 33 cents per share on common stock, payable June 10, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 23, 2016.  This represents a 3 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of 32 cents per share. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable June 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 23, 2016. Abou... 
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05/04/16MSA to Present at Oppenheimer 11th Annual Industrial Growth Conference
PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2016 /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 Kenneth Krause, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will present at the Oppenheimer 11th Annual Industrial Growth Conference at the Westin Grand Central in New York City on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 11:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. ET. A real-time audio and slide webcast of t... 
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04/28/16MSA Announces First Quarter Results
Core product sales growth and a focus on cost reduction helped drive 27 percent improvement in quarterly operating income PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the first quarter of 2016. Quarterly Highlights Reported revenue was $279 million, increasing 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Excluding the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar, local currency revenue increased 13 per... 
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04/21/16Game Changer: Next-Gen Technology Showcases Capabilities/Possibilities of MSA's G1 Breathing Apparatus Platform
Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera Highlights List of Innovations Showcased at FDIC INDIANAPOLIS, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's fast paced and ever changing world of technology – what's "hot" today is often obsolete tomorrow.  That's not the case, however, with MSA's (NYSE: MSA) revolutionary G1 breathing apparatus for firefighters.  This week, the global safety equipment manufacturer unveiled, at the annual Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind., a se... 
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04/14/16MSA Schedules First Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its first quarter earnings conference call on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live via the Internet at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto MSA's website 15 minut... 
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03/07/16MSA Named a World's Most Ethical Company for Second Consecutive Year
PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), today announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company®.  This is the second consecutive year MSA has been recognized with this distinction. The World's Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business i... 
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02/23/16MSA Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results
Investments in new product R&D and inorganic growth activity drive 8 percent gain in quarterly and full-year local currency revenue PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2015. Quarterly Highlights Revenue was $313 million, increasing 8 percent on a local currency basis, including 4 percent associated with the recent acquisition of Latchways pl... 
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02/23/16MSA's G1 SCBA Just Got Better: Rechargeable Battery Now NFPA Compliant and NIOSH Approved
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that its revolutionary G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) platform is the first SCBA to feature a rechargeable battery pack to be compliant with the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and approved for use by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Firefighters and industrial workers rely on SCBA to provide respiratory protection in life thr... 
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02/09/16MSA Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Webcast
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will host its fourth quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. eastern standard time.  Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live via the Internet at www.MSAsafety.com.  Please log onto MSA's we... 
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01/12/16MSA Declares First Quarter Dividend
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of MSA (NYSE: MSA) today declared a first quarter dividend of 32 cents per share on common stock, payable March 10, 2016 to shareholders of record on February 16, 2016. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable March 1, 2016 to shareholders of record on February 16, 2016. About MSA Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufactur... 
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