September 30, 2013
Linde LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde North America Inc., has broken ground for construction of a new industrial gases liquefier in La Porte, Texas. The plant will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon at the recently announced air separation unit (ASU) Linde is building at the site.
The ASU plant, part of a $200 million investment that also includes a gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities, will be the largest such Linde plant in the U.S. When the plant comes onstream in the first quarter of 2015, it will employ more than 50 people.
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