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ORBIT IRRIGATION ACQUIRES ARIZONA COMPANY

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Orbit Irrigation Products Inc., 1065 S. 500 West, a company manufacturing 700 lawn and garden products, has acquired Arizona Mist Inc., Tempe, Ariz., an outdoor cooling systems manufacturer. The terms weren't disclosed.

K.C. Ericksen, Orbit president and chief executive officer, said Arizona Mist will be operated as an independently managed subsidiary. Gary Wintering will continue as president and CEO of Arizona Mist and John Sowby, regional sales manager for Orbit, will be the national sales manager for Arizona Mist.Arizona Mist products cool the air by as much as 20 degrees by forcing water through a brass nozzle, producing a microscopic mist. Misting systems are used to cool patios, sporting events and amusement parks but also can be installed in barns, corrals and dog houses.