Corporate Retrospective 2007: Parker Hannifan

May 1, 2007

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Congratulations to LCGC North America for 25 years of providing insightful resources to the scientific instrumentation community. As the leader in laboratory gas generation, Parker has relied upon LCGC as an important business partner in reaching our users. We see that partnership continuing.

Congratulations to LCGC North America for 25 years of providing insightful resources to the scientific instrumentation community. As the leader in laboratory gas generation, Parker has relied upon LCGC as an important business partner in reaching our users. We see that partnership continuing.

Laboratories around the world have a constant need for reliable sources of high-purity gas to operate analytical instrumentation. ParkerBalston on-site, gas generation systems satisfy these needs while offering customers a safer, cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of high purity gas delivery. When educating the global marketplace about a "better way" technology such as gas generators - informative, credible resources are an important vehicle for customers to reference and learn from. LCGC has provided laboratory instrument users with objective articles and case studies informing customers with how gas generator technologies work and how they can simply make laboratories safer, more efficient places to conduct their research.

In my travels, I have never met an analytical chemist or lab manager who was enjoying the ritual of changing gas cylinders. In turn, ParkerBalston offers the user the ability to shift a paradigm and eliminate these undesirable tasks. Parker Analytical Gas Generators are continuously improving laboratory efficiencies and safety while optimizing accuracy.

ParkerBalston is one of the best-known international brands for gas generators. We offer our customers the broadest array of analytical gas generator technologies available through internal product development programs and acquisition. Recent advances in proton exchange membrane technology for producing hydrogen gas and hollow-fiber membrane technology for producing nitrogen gas, differentiate Parker as the global leader in gas generation for analytical instrumentation. Investment in product innovation will continue to be a focus area.

Our success can also be attributed to our relationships with key global channel partners. Strategic alliances with leading analytical instrument manufacturers, gas companies, and laboratory distributors have allowed us to reach the global marketplace and develop a closer relationship with our customers.

As we continue into the next 25 years, customers will be looking to Parker for innovation in safety and efficiency. As advances in instrumentation evolve, so will the demand for reliable sources of high-purity, analytical gas. We will continue to make investments to provide our customers with innovative solutions and advances in on-site gas generation. LCGC will be an important business partner for us in this effort.

Scott Feenan

Division Sales & Marketing Manager

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Haverhill, Massachusetts