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Graco Inc. Named a Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine

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Taking everything into account, women and men nearly identical in how
they experience the company

Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling
equipment, has been named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in
Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune Magazine. This is the
second time Graco has been recognized on this list, also being named in
2016. The Company did not apply in 2017.

"Being recognized by Fortune again is a testament to the attitude and
contributions of all Graco employees," said Patrick J. McHale, Graco's
President and CEO. "Our pay, benefits and perks are not what make us a
great place to work – it's the deep commitment to our mission from each
and every employee. No matter their pay grade, gender, ethnicity, age or
job, employees bring a desire to win as a team every day, and that's
what makes us strong."

Graco earned this ranking based on the Great Place to Work group's
analysis of anonymous employee responses to their Trust Index Survey
together with an analysis of the Company's programs and practices. Great
Place to Work measures companies on the following four categories:
executive team effectiveness; innovation; people-focused programs; and
"Great Place to Work For All." The last category evaluates the company's
demonstration of high levels of trust, credible and respectful
leadership, pride in their work and camaraderie, regardless of who
employees are or what they do. Graco scored highest in the innovation
category, outpacing 74 percent of all participant companies. The Company
also scored exceedingly high when women and men both rated the
statement, "Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great
place to work," with women scoring 91 and men scoring 92 out of 100.

"We have a great culture that thrives on making tomorrow better than
today," said one Graco employee in the anonymous survey. "Every single
employee has the ability to continually improve their area of
responsibility and make significant contributions toward our overall
success as a company."

Read the Great
Place to Work review
and Fortune
Magazine article
for more information.

ABOUT GRACO

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of
fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It
designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move,
measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials. A
recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves
customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing,
construction and maintenance industries. For additional information
about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com
or on Twitter @GracoInc.

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