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WICOR COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CALIFORNIA FIRM

 MILWAUKEE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WICOR, Inc., parent company of Wisconsin Gas and Sta-Rite Industries, has completed the acquisition of California-based Carr-Griff, Inc., commonly known as SHURflo.
 The transaction was closed July 28, according to Stuart W. Tisdale, chairman and chief executive officer of WICOR.
 WICOR announced plans on July 14 to acquire the privately held manufacturer and marketer of pumps for the beverage, recreational vehicle, marine, industrial and water markets.
 "SHURflo is an excellent complement to WICOR's non-utility operations, and we look forward to developing new opportunities for growth," Tisdale said.
 WICOR (NYSE: WIC) is a Milwaukee-based holding company. Its primary subsidiaries are Wisconsin Gas Company, the state's largest distributor of natural gas, and Sta-Rite Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pumps and water processing equipment for markets throughout the world.
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 /CONTACT: (Media) Kathleen Sieja, 414-291-6950, or (Analysts) John Hoy, 414-291-6568, both of WICOR/
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