Industrial Gases Firm Messer to Build $38M ASU in U.S.

September 4, 2019

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Industrial Gases Firm Messer to Build $38M ASU in U.S.
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Industrial gases firm Messer Group plans to build a new, $38 million air separation unit (ASU) in Indianapolis, IN to expand the its capacity for oxygen, nitrogen, and argon and strengthen the company’s presence in the U.S., a company press release announced Wednesday. 

Slated to open by early 2021, the industrial and medical grade gases produced at the Indianapolis site will be used by a wide range of sectors in the region, like chemicals, food, and healthcare.

“This investment underscores Messer’s commitment to strategic expansion to the U.S. to meet growing market demand and strengthen our presence in the Midwest.,” Jens Lühring, president and chief executive officer of Messer Americas, said in a statement. “We chose to invest in Indianapolis because of our proximity to our customers and strong local economy. Messer’s goal is to become the premier supplier of choice for industrial, medical, and specialty gases in North and South America and to offer our customers innovative and reliable solutions.”

The company currently has six facilities in Indiana and employs about 90 workers in the state. 23 new permanent positions will open when the Indianapolis ASU goes on line. 

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