Long Time Healthcare Industry Leader Dies

September 27, 2001

Ralph A. Basile, founder of Basile, Inc. and Healthmark Industries Company,

Inc., died on Thursday September 20, 2001 of complications due to stomach cancer.

Ecolab Settles with EPA

June 7, 2001

CHICAGO-Ecolab Inc (NYSE:ECL) has reached an agreement with the US Evnironmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the violation of federal regulations of selling and distributing unregistered pesticides.