Praxair Distribution, Inc., Danbury, CT, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., has acquired Wilson Welding & Medical Gases, Warren, MI. Wilson is a distributor of industrial, medical, specialty gases and related equipment and supplies.
Wilson operates a cylinder filling plant and retail store in Warren, retail stores in Macomb and Pontiac, and a beverage CO2 business in Flint, MI. The business generated sales of $20 million in 2006 and has 72 employees.
The addition of Wilson to our existing network in Southeastern Michigan further strengthens Praxair’s ability to serve customers throughout the Great Lakes region,” said Praxair Distribution President Wayne Yakich.
Yakich said Praxair looks forward to building on the strong business foundation established by Wilson. “We will be integrating the Wilson employees and operations with Praxair Distribution’s 4,200 employees in North America,” Yakich said. The integration of Wilson complements the acquisition of Mittler Supply, Inc. of South Bend, IN, that Praxair Distribution announced March 30.
Praxair, Inc. is an industrial gases supplier with 2006 sales worldwide of $8.3 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings.