Air Liquide on Monday commissioned a new nitrogen liquefier
at its air separation plant in Cleburne, Texas, seeking to
further support growth in the Texas and Oklahoma industrial gas
The liquefier, the second of two now in operation at the
Cleburne facility, has recently begun commercial
The increased capacity will enable Air Liquide to increase its
supply of liquid nitrogen to customers in a range of
industries, including food & beverage, manufacturing,
glass, electronics, oil and gas, and chemicals.
To support the increased production capacity, Air Liquide
plans to increase its workforce in Cleburne by one-third over a
two-year period, hiring as many as 21 permanent employees,
including production technicians and truck drivers.
Additionally, the construction of the new liquefier
created 80 construction jobs.
We are very pleased to announce the start-up of our
newnitrogen liquefier in Cleburne, said Mark Lostak,
president of Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP.
This facility expansion enables us to meet the
growing demands of the industrial gas market in this region,
while also supporting job creation and economic growth in the
City of Cleburne and Johnson County."
Air Liquides air separation facility in Cleburne has been
operational since January of 1998, producing oxygen,nitrogen
and argon for a multitude of industries.