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Praxair Starts Up Air Separation Plant in Tennessee

New plant to supply oxygen, nitrogen, argon to southeastern U.S.

Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX), Danbury, CT, announced the start-up of a new 600 tons-per-day air separation unit in Memphis, TN, expanding the company’s ability to supply gaseous and liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon to customers across the southeastern U.S.

The facility will use energy-efficient processes and argon recovery to serve liquid-product customers, including the region’s growing automotive industry.

“The plant will further enable Praxair to serve the full spectrum of customer needs, from cylinder gases to bulk and on-site gases,” said Jeff Barnhard, east region vice president for U.S. industrial gases.

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