BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MATHESON has entered into an agreement with Nucor Corporation to supply tonnage oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Nucor’s mini-mill steel facility in Norfolk, Nebraska.
MATHESON’s new Air Separation Unit (“ASU”) will augment existing packaged gas and bulk operations supplying customers in the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Kansas. “This ASU reflects the drive by MATHESON to further develop and reinforce our existing industrial gas network in the northern plains of the U.S.,” stated Scott Kallman, President and CEO of MATHESON. “With the start-up of the Norfolk ASU, MATHESON will continue implementation of our vertical integration strategy that began with the acquisition of Nebraska-based Linweld in 2006, which established safe and reliable cylinder gas and welding supply products distribution in the region.
“MATHESON’s investment in building this new ASU demonstrates our commitment to a long term relationship not only with Nucor but also with our current customer base in the region,” commented MATHESON Senior Vice President, Nigel McMullen. “The ASU will be constructed, owned and operated by MATHESON. The ASU will share technology and expertise developed from the operation of more than thirty similar facilities across the United States.
MATHESON’s ASU complex in Norfolk, Nebraska is scheduled for completion in December, 2018.
MATHESON is a single source for industrial, welding and safety supplies, medical, specialty and electronic gases, gas handling equipment, high performance purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation with a mission to deliver innovative solutions for global customer requirements. MATHESON is the largest subsidiary of the TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION Group, one of the five largest suppliers of industrial, specialty, and electronics gases in the world.