LEWISVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A global company is preparing to break ground on a plant in southwest Arkansas that will produce liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen for customers in the region.
Linde North America said Thursday it will break ground next week at the site in Lewisville.
The company says demand is growing for the liquefied gasses in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, and the facility will serve those markets.
The plant will have the capacity to produce 470 tons per day and will sell to food processors, metal fabricators, health care providers and other industries.
Linde says the plant will have 24 employees and is to begin production late in 2013.
Based in Munich, Germany, The Linde Group has 51,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Linde had 2011 revenues of $18.1 billion.
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