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Blackline Safety ranks No. 208 on the 2018 Growth 500

Brendon Cook September 13, 2018

Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Calgary, Canada — Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Blackline Safety Corp. (TSXV: BLN) No. 208 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

Blackline Safety made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 341%.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” said Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

“Over the past ten years, Blackline has operated at the forefront of connected safety innovation,” said Cody Slater, CEO & Chairman at Blackline Safety. “We placed on the Growth 500 list for the last six years by developing and delivering the best safety technology to leading businesses around the globe. Through the efforts of our world-class team, Blackline has successfully introduced several generations of connected solutions to the market. We now monitor tens of thousands of employees in nearly every industry — from petrochemical and energy to utilities and manufacturing.”

Blackline’s award-winning G7 connected safety portfolio delivers end-customers with leading capabilities, including gas detection, lone worker monitoring, regulatory compliance and data analytics. G7 is the world’s first and only safety monitor with plug-and-play cartridges that enable unparalleled customization using a broad range of gas sensors. Field-replaceable in seconds, cartridges help businesses stay productive by eliminating downtime due to a failed gas sensor. A range of real-time features include turn-key cellular connectivity, online emergency management software, 24/7 live monitoring and two-way voice calling that are complemented by a lifetime gas sensor warranty.

To learn about Blackline Safety, visit www.blacklinesafety.com and follow on Twitter @blacklinesafety.

About the Growth 500: For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.

About Canadian Business: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety technology leader. Providing comprehensive live-monitoring and wireless gas detection, we help teams working in hazardous environments respond to emergencies in real-time and manage efficient evacuations, accounting for everyone’s safety along the way. With millions invested in technology research and development, Blackline Safety is recognized for quality and innovation. Our talented team of designers and engineers create and manufacture in-house — from wearable technology and personal gas detectors to cloud-hosted infrastructure and web-based interfaces for global industry. We deliver the world’s first turn-key, work-anywhere, connected safety monitoring solution with gas detection, 3G wireless, satellite communications, two-way speakerphone, employee messaging and live monitoring to meet the demanding safety challenges of organizations in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com.

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