February 7, 2006
Praxair Distribution Inc., Danbury, Conn., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., has acquired the packaged gas business and facilities of Constar LLC, Norcross, Ga., and its affiliates, Airstar Carolina, Airstar Tennessee, Airstar Savannah, and Pye-Barker Welding Supply Co.
Constar fills and distributes high-pressure industrial, medical, and specialty gas cylinders and other gas containers. It also operates several retail stores for the sale of welding and related equipment, supplies, and services.
The new company will operate as Praxair Distribution's Southern Div.