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Brooks Instrument opens Cleanroom Facility

December 15, 2010 - Brooks Instrument opened its cleanroom manufacturing facility in Hatfield, Pa. The Class 100 cleanroom will serve primarily as the production area for Brooks’ GF Series ultra high-purity mass flow controllers for the high tech and electronics industry.

“This is the largest investment Brooks Instrument has ever made in its manufacturing facilities worldwide,” said Clark Hale, chief executive officer of Brooks Instrument. “It signifies us taking major strides into the electronics industry and our commitment to the future growth of Brooks.”

Brooks’ 2009 acquisition of Celerity’s Instrumentation Division led to the need for larger cleanroom manufacturing operations of the GF Series and other devices for the electronics market. The increased demand for consumer products requiring semiconductors such as high-brightness LEDs, smartphones and tablet computers is also driving Brooks’ foray into the industry.

To help support its new cleanroom operations, Brooks added close to 100 jobs at its Hatfield offices in 2010.

About Brooks Instrument
Brooks Instrument, LLC, based in Pennsylvania, is a company of highly trained specialists whose goal is to provide flow solutions that exceed customer expectations. The Company has a proven history of innovation including the first miniaturized Coriolis mass flow controller (Quantim), the first watertight and explosion proof thermal mass flow controller (Mf Series), the first thermal mass flow controller with Foundation Fieldbus (SLA Series), and the first variable area meter with Foundation Fieldbus (MT3809 & MT3750).

Today, Brooks Instrument’s portfolio includes glass and metal tube variable area meters (rotameters), thermal mass flow controllers and meters, Coriolis mass flow controllers, meters and transmitters, pressure control products, magnetic level instruments, and a variety of flow accessories. The Company also owns Key Instruments which offers precision machined acrylic flow meters, molded plastic flow meters, glass tube flow meters, electronic flow meters, and flow control valves. Brooks Instrument has manufacturing locations, sales, and service offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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