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Brady (BRC)

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Ann Thornton Chief Accounting Officer
Michael Nauman President and Chief Executive Officer
Aaron Pearce CFO
Michael McGinn Wells Fargo
Keith Housum Northcoast Research
Steve Ferazani Sidoti
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Operator

Good day, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Third Quarter 2021 Brady Corporation Earnings Conference Call [Operator Instructions]. Please be advised that today's conference is being recorded. I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Ann Thornton, Chief Accounting Officer. Please go ahead.

Ann Thornton

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Michael Nauman

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Aaron Pearce

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Michael Nauman

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Operator

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Michael McGinn

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Aaron Pearce

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Michael McGinn

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Michael Nauman

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Michael McGinn

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Michael Nauman

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Operator

from with Keith Housum question next Our Northcoast Research. comes

Keith Housum

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Michael Nauman

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Keith Housum

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Aaron Pearce

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Keith Housum

for or business that is them And growing is it stagnant?

Michael Nauman

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Keith Housum

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Michael Nauman

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Operator

Our with comes next from Steve question Sidoti. Ferazani

Steve Ferazani

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Michael Nauman

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Steve Ferazani

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Michael Nauman

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Steve Ferazani

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Michael Nauman

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Steve Ferazani

going you to Is if up? continues quickly And pick to forward on talked work ID how the recovery about labor push you had side, in that a the one activity Did Just quarter? any more, given you off have shortages. the risk

Michael Nauman

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Operator

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Michael Nauman

I would like to say yes/no.

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Michael Nauman

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Operator

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Michael Nauman

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Operator

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