Praxair Starts Up Supply to Thyssenkrupp in Alabama

Praxair Starts Up Supply to Thyssenkrupp in Alabama

May 10, 2011

DANBURY, Conn., May 10, 2011 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has started up a new air separation unit to supply industrial gases to ThyssenKrupp’s state-of-the-art carbon and stainless steel processing facilities in Mobile, Alabama. The new air separation unit, with a capacity of 400 tons per day, will also generate liquefied industrial gases for the growing merchant customer base in the region.

“Praxair is providing a cost-effective and energy-efficient plant to support ThyssenKrupp's investment in new steel capacity in the southeastern United States,” said Kevin Foti, vice president, East Region, for Praxair’s North American Industrial Gases business unit. “This new plant also further strengthens Praxair's strong presence in the lower Alabama and Gulf States region.”

ThyssenKrupp is an integrated materials and technology group with currently almost 177,000 employees in more than 80 countries. In the 2009/2010 fiscal year they generated sales of more than €42 billion ($60.7 billion). Eight business areas focus ThyssenKrupp’s activities and expertise in the strategic competency areas of Materials and Technologies.

Praxair 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’s products and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a diverse group of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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