Airgas to build gas plant in Kentucky

Philadelphia Business Journal, October 2, 2006
Airgas Inc., which distributes gases used in manufacturing and health care, said Monday it will build an air separation unit in Carrollton, Kentucky.
The new plant will supply manufacturer Dow Corning Corp. with nitrogen gas. Upon completion, which is expected in 2008, the plant will have the capacity to liquify at least 350 tons per day of nitrogen, oxygen and argon. Airgas plans to serve customers in addition to Dow Corning from the site, according to a company spokesperson.
“This project fits with our previously announced strategy to consider our own plants to augment our gas supply in those markets that remain underserved by the industry,” said Mike Molinini, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Airgas, in a written statement.
The plant will be built on property owned by Dow Corning, which is equally owned by the Dow Chemical Co. and Corning Inc.
Airgas (NYSE:ARG) is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

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