MSA to Ring NYSE Closing Bell in Honor of 15th Anniversary of 9/11

By MSA, Special for  USDR

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 and first responders tasked with rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center disaster site. Within 24 hours of the attack, MSA delivered more than $3 million worth of safety products, including respirators, breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras, and head protection products to Ground Zero in Lower  Manhattan.

Among those representing MSA will be William M. Lambert, Chairman, President and CEO; Judy Colfer, an MSA logistics associate who escaped the 55th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower on that tragic morning; and Dave McArthur andTom Jeramaz, two MSA associates who led MSA’s onsite support mission at Ground Zero on that day and for several months  afterwards.

To honor the thousands of lives lost on 9/11, MSA will be joined on the NYSE bell podium by representatives from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).  In addition, Mr. Lee Ielpi, Board President of the September 11th Families’ Association, will also be present. Mr. Ielpi, who’s son Jonathan was one of the hundreds of first responders lost on 9/11 in New York City, is also co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute  Center.

About  MSA

Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.  Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations.  The company’s comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.  MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, fire and rescue helmets, and fall protection devices.  With 2015 revenues of $1.1 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,600 people worldwide.  The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States,Europe, Asia and Latin America.  With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America.  For more information visit MSA’s web site at


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