Air Liquide To Build New Plant In Rocky Mountain Region

Facility will produce 300 tons per day of liquid products

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP will add to its industrial production capacity by building a new air separation plant in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

The plant will have a capacity of 300 tons per day of liquid products. It is scheduled to start up in late 2007.

The expansion will help Air Liquide to meet the growing demand for industrial gases, from oil and gas customers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, due to the resurgence of oil and gas drilling and production in the Rocky Mountain region.

The new plant will also provide additional nitrogen and oxygen for the dedicated solutions that are offered by Air Liquide to a broad range of markets such as food, pharmaceuticals, automotive, metal fabrication, materials, technology and research.

Air Liquide has 4,000 employees in the U.S.