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(Archived) Praxair Mexico Starts Up Oxygen Supply to Johnson Controls

MONTERREY, Mexico, May 3, 2011 — Praxair Mexico, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), has started up a new vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plant to supply oxygen to Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) in Mexico.

The new plant – built, owned, and operated by Praxair – has a capacity of 140 tons per day of oxygen and was installed with modern, energy-efficient technology. Johnson Controls uses oxygen in a new facility built to recycle lead acid batteries.

"Praxair has been a key partner in the start up of this new project and of Johnson Controls’ new facility," said Fernando Benitez, plant manager of Johnson Controls.

"We are pleased to add this world-class production facility to our portfolio of supply systems serving Johnson Controls in Mexico," said Murilo Melo, president and general director of Praxair Mexico.

Praxair Mexico is a leading industrial gas provider in Mexico, operating as a global company with local efficiency. It operates more than 300 production, distribution and sales sites, with 2,500 employees and serves more than 35,000 customers in a wide range of industries.

Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2010 sales of $10 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at


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