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Published October 18, 2012, 11:07 AM

Ecolab To Close Grand Forks Office

Ecolab Inc. announced that it will close its Grand Forks, N.D., office by the end of July 2013. Work performed at the company’s Grand Forks office will transition to other company operations in the Midwest.

Ecolab Inc. announced that it will close its Grand Forks, N.D., office by the end of July 2013. Work performed at the company’s Grand Forks office will transition to other company operations in the Midwest.

“Due to recent acquisitions, we are evaluating all of our facilities to ensure we are operating as effectively as we can, in fewer, more efficient facilities,” said Tom Handley, president and chief operating officer. “The decision to close our Grand Forks office was made after extensive analysis, and is not a reflection on the quality of our employees’ work or the great community of Grand Forks. Our Grand Forks team has supported the growth and success of our businesses for many years and we are grateful for their contributions.”

The 144 full-time employees currently working at the Grand Forks office support accounting, customer service, human resources, information technology and other administrative functions related to Ecolab’s Pest Elimination business. Many of those positions will transfer to other Ecolab locations.

Ecolab’s office in Grand Forks dates back to 1984 when the company acquired Lystads Inc.

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