The Argus Group Acquires Seelaus Instrument Company
April 18, 2011
The Argus Group, a provider of comprehensive safety, industrial hygiene and environmental monitoring products and services, has acquired the Seelaus Instrument Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Argus was advised in this transaction by Transworld Business Advisors of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Seelaus sells industrial instruments, provides field service for those products, and offers bench calibration of pressure and temperature sensors and gauges. Argus offers similar instrumentation sales and service, but supports these items with a full range of products for its broader mission of safety, hygiene and environmental monitoring. Their large scope of products includes gas detection instruments, customized fall protection systems, and even basic equipment such as safety signage.
“The acquisition of Seelaus Instrument Company allows us to provide more service, offer more product options, and bring more depth to their existing customers,” said Jay Fitzgerald, chairman of the Argus Group. “Seelaus increases our presence in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southern Indiana, enhances our field service capabilities, and expands our already formidable line of instrument offerings.”
The Cincinnati office of Seelaus will be combined with the Dayton office of Argus at a new location in Miamisburg, Ohio. In addition, Argus maintains sales and service offices at its headquarters in Chesterfield, Michigan, as well as in Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Toronto, and Sarnia, Ontario. The Company also offers its products through argus-hazco.com where customers can review Argus’ major catalogs and place orders.