Air Liquide held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the
weekend to celebrate its new nitrogen liquefier at its
facility in Cleburne, Texas, officials confirmed on Monday.
The new liquefier, the second of two now in operation at the
Cleburne facility, will enable Air Liquide to increase its
supply of liquid nitrogen to customers in a range of
industries, including food and beverage, manufacturing,
glass, electronics, oil and gas, and chemicals.
To support the increased production capacity, Air Liquide
will increase its workforce in Cleburne by as many as 21
permanent employees over the next two years, according to the
Nearly 2,000 of Air Liquides 5,000 US employees work in
Texas. In 2012 alone, Air Liquide said it made five
major investments in its Texas operations.
Today we celebrate the opening of our expanded
production capabilities here in Cleburne to meet the growing
needs of our customers in the region," said American Air
Liquide CEO Michael Graff.
"Our expansion is proof that Air Liquide
continues to see great potential in the growth of industry
throughout the US, and we continue to seek and develop
opportunities in communities such as those in Cleburne and