Praxair Recognized by Worthington Industries as Supplier of the Year

Praxair Recognized by Worthington Industries as Supplier of the Year

June 20, 2018

DANBURY, Conn., June 20, 2018 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) announced today that it has been recognized by Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WOR), a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company, as its 2017 Supplier of the Year.

“We are pleased to name Praxair as our Supplier of the Year serving our Pressure Cylinders business,” said Steve Denny, director of purchasing for Worthington Industries. “Reliability of our suppliers is critical to provide quality products to our customers. Praxair has been supplying us for over a decade and is being recognized for its consistently safe and reliable performance.”

“Praxair is honored to receive this recognition,” said Todd Lawson, vice president, east region for Praxair’s U.S. industrial gases business. “This award reflects our commitment to safety, reliability and customer satisfaction.”

Worthington’s Pressure Cylinders business developed the Supplier Quality Program to track performance and communicate with its partners. Suppliers are rated on a number of metrics, including reliability, safety and performance. Each year one supplier is named the Worthington Industries Supplier of the Year based on strong results across these metrics.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our 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. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.

About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2017 fiscal year sales of $3.0 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America's premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for industrial gas and cryogenic applications, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil and gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 86 facilities in 11 countries.

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Contact
Media Contact:
John Puskar

Email: john_puskar@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2448

Investor Relations Contact:
Juan Pelaez

Email: juan_pelaez@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2213

Worthington Media Contact:
Sonya Higginbotham

Email: sonya.higginbotham@ worthingtonindustries.com

Phone: 1-614-438-7391

Worthington Investor Contact:
Cathy Lyttle

Email: cathy.lyttle@worthingtonindustries.com

Phone: 1-614-438-3077