DANBURY, Conn., October 19, 2015 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced that it will upgrade its air separation liquefaction capabilities in the Salt Lake City, Utah area to meet demand in the region. A new liquefier will be added to Praxair’s plant, which will nearly double the production of both liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
This additional liquid capacity will serve the growing requirement of customers across a variety of end-markets, including food, aerospace and refining.
“Demand for liquid products in the area, including Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada continues to grow,” said Armando Botello, west region vice president of Praxair’s U.S. industrial gases business. “Our investment will further position Praxair to efficiently supply the growing demand from existing and new customers throughout the region.”
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2014 sales of $12.3 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.