Linde to supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon to Houston distributor

    Linde to supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon to Houston distributor

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With
the offer of a secure and long-term supply of industrial gases, Linde LLC
signed a contract to supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon to a Houston,
Texas, independent distributor. Technical Alloy and Industrial Gas, a mainstay
in the Houston market for the past 12 years, has developed a cross-section of
customers -- from independently owned welding fabricators to larger national
welding and engineering firms in the Houston area.

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Last year, Linde broke ground on a large, state-of-the-art Atmospheric Gases
Unit (ASU) plant in La Porte, part of an investment that will significantly
exceed $200 million and include a gasification train and supporting equipment
and facilities. The ASU, the largest such Linde plant in the U.S., will supply
liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon to the rapidly growing market for industrial
gases in the Houston Channel area.

Scott Latta, vice president of the South and West Regions for Linde, said,
"With this new industrial gas capacity, Linde brings a much-needed security of
supply to this market, as well as access to Linde's world-class technology.
Technical Alloy and Industrial Gas is a perfect fit because it is a well
established and respected distributor with a great history of providing
high-quality products and services to industrial gas users in the area,"

"We are excited to have Linde in this market and are equally excited to join
their team of experts," said Greg Sanford, president of Technical Alloy &
Industrial Gas. "We look forward to the opportunities this partnership will
create. From micro-bulk opportunities and third-party liquid supply to global
manufacturers to the vast array of specialty gases and mixtures, we believe
working together with Linde takes our company to the next level."

About Linde in North America

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and
engineering company with around 63,000 employees in more than 100 countries
worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280
bn (USD 19.9 bn). The strategy of the 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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SOURCE Linde North America

Contact: Amy Ficon, Linde corporate communications, 908-771-1491,
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