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Linde announces production joint venture with Air Products

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Bridgewater-based Linde North America Inc. announced a new joint venture with Air Products to build a large-scale air separation unit and industrial gas liquefier in New York.

The joint venture will operate under the name East Coast Nitrogen and will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon.

"This joint venture is one of a series of investments that continue to support our North America growth strategy," said Chris Ebeling, vice president, merchant and packaged gases sales and marketing, Linde North America. "This new venture further underscores our continued expansion in our gas application technologies while at the same time adding to our reliability and efficiency of our network."

The facility will be built in Glenmont, New York, and is expected to be open and in operation in December.

"This expansion through the JV is consistent with Air Products' efforts to leverage its production capabilities in order to reliably meet the needs of our growing customer base," said John Robinson, vice president and general manager of Air Products' Industrial Gases - Americas North Region. 

"Linde has a long history in the State of New York, and we are pleased to support new investments in what we have found to be one of the most business-friendly states in the country," Ebeling said.

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