Air Products to expand production capacity

February 13, 2007

Air Products today announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at both its Ashland, Ky., and Reidsville, N.C., facilities. The expansions are being undertaken to meet market demand from industrial gas customers in these key regions, particularly the oilfield services market and also electronics, metals manufacturing and heat treating, and food processing.

The Reidsville facility, operating since 1967, will expand production capacity by nearly 400 tons per day (TPD) and will be onstream in the second quarter of 2008. The Ashland facility, in operation since 1963 and increased in capacity in 1990, will expand production by approximately 450 TPD and will be onstream during the third quarter of 2008. These facilities serve customers in markets across Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.