Pentair Unit to Supply Home Depot with Full Line of ExCell Pressure Washers

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pentair, Inc.

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair (NYSE:   PNR) announced
 today that its DeVilbiss Air Power Company has reached an agreement with Home
 Depot, Inc. to supply the home improvement merchandiser with its entire line
 of ExCell pressure washers and accessories. Pentair said this represents the
 largest pressure washer award ever received by the company.
     "This relationship with Home Depot illustrates the confidence that one of
 the nation's most demanding retailers has in the quality of the ExCell product
 line and the excellent delivery system from our Decatur, Arkansas
 manufacturing plant to Home Depot stores throughout North America," said Frank
 J. Feraco, president and chief operating officer, Pentair Tools.  "The
 pressure washers are yet another Pentair product line that is featured in Home
 Depot, which also carries a wide range of our Porter-Cable power tools and
 Delta woodworking machinery."
     Feraco pointed out that pressure washers, long a staple product in the
 commercial market, have become increasingly popular with do-it-yourselfers,
 largely due to the marketing efforts of merchandisers like Home Depot.
 Pentair's ExCell line is being showcased in Home Depot's catalogues and
 featured on 16-foot displays in stores.
     The ExCell pressure washer line sold through Home Depot includes units
 designed for residential and commercial use, and can generate from 2300 pounds
 per square inch up to 3500 pounds per square inch, depending on the model. The
 washers are used for paint preparation; cleaning of home exteriors, decks, and
 vehicles; and a wide variety of other commercial and consumer applications.
     Pentair ( http://www.pentair.com ) is a St. Paul-based manufacturer whose
 core businesses compete in the tools, water technologies, and enclosures
 markets. The company employs 13,000 people in more than 50 locations around
 the world.
 
     For more information, contact:  Mark Cain of Pentair, Inc., 651-639-5278.
 
 

SOURCE Pentair, Inc.
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair (NYSE:   PNR) announced
 today that its DeVilbiss Air Power Company has reached an agreement with Home
 Depot, Inc. to supply the home improvement merchandiser with its entire line
 of ExCell pressure washers and accessories. Pentair said this represents the
 largest pressure washer award ever received by the company.
     "This relationship with Home Depot illustrates the confidence that one of
 the nation's most demanding retailers has in the quality of the ExCell product
 line and the excellent delivery system from our Decatur, Arkansas
 manufacturing plant to Home Depot stores throughout North America," said Frank
 J. Feraco, president and chief operating officer, Pentair Tools.  "The
 pressure washers are yet another Pentair product line that is featured in Home
 Depot, which also carries a wide range of our Porter-Cable power tools and
 Delta woodworking machinery."
     Feraco pointed out that pressure washers, long a staple product in the
 commercial market, have become increasingly popular with do-it-yourselfers,
 largely due to the marketing efforts of merchandisers like Home Depot.
 Pentair's ExCell line is being showcased in Home Depot's catalogues and
 featured on 16-foot displays in stores.
     The ExCell pressure washer line sold through Home Depot includes units
 designed for residential and commercial use, and can generate from 2300 pounds
 per square inch up to 3500 pounds per square inch, depending on the model. The
 washers are used for paint preparation; cleaning of home exteriors, decks, and
 vehicles; and a wide variety of other commercial and consumer applications.
     Pentair ( http://www.pentair.com ) is a St. Paul-based manufacturer whose
 core businesses compete in the tools, water technologies, and enclosures
 markets. The company employs 13,000 people in more than 50 locations around
 the world.
 
     For more information, contact:  Mark Cain of Pentair, Inc., 651-639-5278.
 
 SOURCE  Pentair, Inc.