3M to acquire environmental monitoring equipment maker
3M (St. Paul, MN) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Quest Technologies, Inc. (Oconomowoc, WI), a maker of monitoring equipment for the environmental, health, and safety markets. “Quest Technologies broadens our presence in the industrial hygiene and safety equipment markets by bringing its renowned sound monitoring technology to our strong offering of personal protective equipment,” said Julie Bushman, vice president and general manager of 3M’s Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division. Quest employs about 95 people at its Oconomowoc headquarters. The transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of this year.