A Buffalo company celebrates 100 years

Today marks the anniversary of the founding of Praxair, the company I work for, which has been part of the Buffalo landscape since 1907. The company known today as Praxair was born as Linde Air Products Company by Dr. Karl von Linde, a German professor and entrepreneur who invented the cryogenic process for the liquefaction of air. The original plant was located on Chandler Street, and moved to it’s current Sheridan Drive location in 1937. Linde was purchased by Union Carbide in 1911, and remained a division of that company until it was spun off as Praxair in 1992.

The Praxair Technology Center in Tonawanda occupies a 105-acre site, and is Praxair’s largest engineering and R&D facility. The PTC employs approximately 1400 people.

Praxair ringing the NYSE closing bell

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