MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde LLC, has started up its 470 ton-per-day air separation plant in Lewisville, Arkansas. The plant, which produces liquid nitrogen and oxygen, was built to meet rapidly growing customer demand in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. The open house to celebrate the plant start-up is scheduled for May 14.
"This plant gives us the size and operating efficiencies we need to support our top customers, who are experiencing exceptional growth in their businesses and who are poised for even more growth in the future," said Pat Murphy, president of Linde LLC, a member of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company.
The gases produced at the plant will be delivered by tanker truck to food processors (the largest industrial employer in Arkansas) for freezing and chilling of a variety of meats, poultry, and a host of other products. The gas products will also serve the growing requirements by manufacturers of refined oil, petrochemicals, fine and specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and pulp and paper products.
"Linde is bringing production capacity closer to our customers so we can improve their supply security and at same time reduce our own carbon footprint. Developing environmental solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions is part of Linde's commitment to sustainability," Murphy said.
By using the latest design technology from Linde Engineering, the plant uses the least amount of electricity possible to produce the gases. Linde also will require less fuel for its delivery trucks, since the plant is located closer to customers.
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Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of $23.1 bn (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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