Praxair acquires Kirk Welding Supply

March 11, 2008

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has acquired Kirk Welding Supply Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

Kirk operates 10 facilities in eastern Kansas and western Missouri, selling high-pressure industrial and specialty gases, welding equipment, and related supplies. With the acquisition, the company and its 85 employees join Praxair Distribution's 5,000-member North American work force. Praxair Distribution says the acquisition complements 11 other acquisitions and joint ventures it has completed and integrated over the past year in the U.S. and Canada.

Praxair Inc. produces and distributes atmospheric and process gases and high-performance surface coatings for various industrial applications.

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