Praxair is headquartered in the United States and is a leading industrial gas producer in the Americas. Our products include atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related services and technologies. Industrial and packaged gases bring quality, efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of customers in many industries.
Among the gases we supply are argon, carbon dioxide, oxygen, helium, hydrogen and nitrogen. In the United States, key and growing customer segments for Praxair include energy, oil and gas, metals, manufacturing, food and beverage, environmental, and welding and construction. Praxair Surface Technologies applies metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to metal surfaces in order to resist wear, high temperatures and corrosion. Through its U.S. stores, cylinder-filling plants, warehouses and its many independent distributor channels, Praxair Distribution, Inc. is a direct channel for welding, cutting, specialty and medical gases in cylinders, small cryogenic containers and mini-bulk. We also sell hardgoods and offer technical expertise.
The company was founded in the United States in 1907 — the first company in North America to commercialize cryogenically separated oxygen. Key locations include Danbury, CT; Burr Ridge, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Houston, TX; Tonawanda, NY; Atlanta, GA; Ankeny, IA and San Ramon, CA. The U.S. business operates as part of Praxair North America, the largest of the global business organizations with over 10,000 employees.
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