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Praxair Makes Two Acquisitions

Industrial and medical gases distributor Praxair Distribution, Inc., Danbury, CT, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., has acquired the packaged gas business and facilities of Lake County Medical Gas, Inc. of Mundelein, IL, and Withrow Oxygen Service, Inc. of South Lake Tahoe, CA.

The firms had combined total sales of $2 million in their prior fiscal years. Each company operates a retail store for the sale of welding, medical and industrial gases and related equipment, supplies and technical solutions. Withrow Oxygen Service also operates a small warehouse. This facility will serve as a local distribution point for welding supplies and other gases.

id=bwanpa1>Praxair Distribution has made eight acquisitions in 2006.

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