Colfax Corp was incorporated in State of Delaware on February 25, 1998. The Company is a diversified industrial manufacturing and engineering company. The Company provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world under the Howden, ESAB and Colfax Fluid Handling brand names. The Company operates through the gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology segments. The gas- and fluid-handling segment is engaged in supplying products, including heavy-duty centrifugal and axial fans, rotary heat exchangers, gas compressors, pumps, fluid-handling systems and controls and specialty valves, which serves customers in the power generation, oil, gas and petrochemical, mining, marine (including defense) and general industrial and other end markets. The gas-handling products are marketed under the Howden brand name, and are manufactured and engineered in facilities located in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa. The Company's fluid-handling products are marketed by Colfax Fluid Handling under a portfolio of brands including Allweiler and Imo. It manufactures and assembles fluid-handling products at locations in Europe, North America and Asia. Its products include fans, compressors, rotary heat exchangers, pumps, specialty valves, reliability services and fluid-handling systems. Howden fans consist of heavy-duty axial, centrifugal and industrial cooling fans. Axial fans include non-variable pitch, variable pitch, OEM and mixed flow axial fans; centrifugal fans consist of custom engineered, pre-engineered and OEM centrifugal fans; and industrial cooling fans are designed for cooling towers, heat exchangers and steam condensers. Howden process compressors and complete compressor packages are used in the petroleum, petrochemical, refrigeration and other markets where performance and reliability are crucial. Its product line includes screw, piston (reciprocating) diaphragm and multi-stage centrifugal process gas compressors as well as efficient turbo blowers. Rotary regenerative heat exchangers provide solution for heat recovery in power plant and flue gas desulfurization systems. Its pumps include Rotary Positive Displacement Pumps and Specialty Centrifugal Pump. It also manufactures complete fluid-handling systems used in the oil and gas, power generation, commercial marine and global defense markets. Its specialty valves are used primarily in naval applications; and its reliability services offering provides lubrication system equipment and services to customers in end markets where lubrication system performance is critical, including: petroleum refining, petrochemical production, natural gas transmission, power generation, and military and commercial marine vessels. Its products include LubriMist oil mist generators, Mistlock bearing lubrication cartridges and ThermoJet oil purifiers. The Company's gas- and fluid-handling products and services are sold directly, through independent representatives and distributors. The Company's Fabrication Technology segment formulates, develops, manufactures and supplies consumable products and equipment for use in the cutting and joining of steels, aluminum and other metals and metal alloys. Its fabrication technology products are marketed under several brand names, ESAB and Victor. The Company's business is subject to international, federal, state and local environmental and safety laws and regulations, including laws and regulations governing emissions of: regulated air pollutants; discharges of wastewater and storm water; storage and handling of raw materials; generation, storage, transportation and disposal of regulated wastes; and laws and regulations governing worker safety.