Agnes H. Baker

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    From welding supplies to biotech


    In 1949, when Joseph Martin Sr. and his associate Tom Qualey set up shop as Middlesex Welding Supply, their location in Everett, Massachusetts, was at the center of metropolitan Boston’s thriving metal fab, manufacturing, and shipbuilding industries.

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    Extending important preservation times


    In the heart of Boston’s busy biomedical hub is the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM), a relatively young enterprise affiliated with some the area’s premier research institutions, including MGH, the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    The impact of helium shortages on critical research


    Scientists in the US are concerned about helium supply and its impact on the progress of important cryogenic research projects and medical applications.

  • Green CO2 truck

    An innovative way to move molecules more efficiently


    What do you do when you see an inefficient operation? If you are Dan Schneider, Mike Schutte, and Brett Schutte, you invent a better system and then develop an entire company around it.

  • Developing technology for a carbon-neutral world

    Developing technology for a carbon-neutral world


    Writing for the journal Science ( in 2009, Professor David W. Keith observed: “Over the long run, the ability to remove CO2 from the air should be viewed as an essential tool in our kit for managing carbon-climate risks. We therefore need, at the minimum, a serious long-term exploratory research ...

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    The AWISCO Trade Show


    One of New York State’s leading industrial gas and welding supply distributors believes in the power of demonstration.

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    Advances in hydrogen


    Hydrogen is one of the 10 high-priority clean energy innovation areas identified in a recent report by IHS Markit.

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    Turning trash into an eco-friendly fuel resource


    Alternative fuels, non-conventional fuels, advanced fuels and biofuels all refer to materials or substances that can be used as an energy source, but are not oil, gas, or coal.

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    Serving both light and dark


    Agnes H. Baker looks at some of the most fascinating applications for rare gases for March 2019’s issue of gasworld US.

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    IT challenges and solutions


    Keeping up with information technology, both in terms of software and hardware, is one of the great challenges of our time and can be particularly daunting for independent gases and welding distributors.

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    10 minutes with...Matt Chasky


    Take 10 minutes out with Matt Chasky, Executive Vice-President for KAG Merchant Gas, as he discusses his new role, how KAG is dealing with the shortage of drivers and what the hot topics for the company are this year.

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    Weldship innovates its way to success


    Weldship is a company that has continued to carve out and create new market opportunities since its inception in 1946.

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    Sustainable freight transportation


    Cars and light duty vehicles lead the pack of polluters, but trucking is the second leading source of transportation end-use sector emissions, writes Agnes H. Baker.

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    Chemistry and the Economy: 2019 outlook


    Every six months, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) does a survey of the chemical industry. Resident economist Paul Hodges, Chairman of International eChem, and Bill Carroll of Carroll Applied Sciences, recently presented their semi-annual look at the factors impacting global markets, with a focus on chemicals, writes Agnes H. Baker.

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    Collaboration key to chemistry advances


    Each year, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), a publication of the American Chemistry Society, recaps the most exciting research trends in chemistry and look ahead. In a recent webinar, Editors from ChemRxiv (Marshall Brennan), Nature (Claire Hansell), and Science (Jake Yeston) shared their favorite chemical moments of 2018 and highlighted ...

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    KOBELCO Compressors America, Inc.


    Expansion is in KOBELCO Compressors America, Inc.’s (KCA) DNA. In 2011, the company opened a new state of the art compressor manufacturing facility in Corona, California, which enabled the company to significantly ramp up production.

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    IT challenges and solutions


    As part of our Distributor Zone series on IT challenges and solutions, gasworld spoke with Chass Thuresson, IT Coordinator of Industrial Source, at last September’s Computer’s Unlimited Users Group Conference in Billings, MT.

  • Air Liquide’s Littleton. MA, hydrogen fueling depot

    If we build it, they will come


    One of the biggest sticking points in the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the US is the necessity of building a completely new type of fueling infrastructure for them.

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    10 minutes with...Doug Short


    Take 10 minutes out with Doug Short, CEO of Technifab, as he discusses the company’s 2016 facility expansion, what sectors are strong for Technifab products and if the US tariffs on steel and aluminium has had an impact on the company.

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    Eleet Cryogenics, Inc.


    Eleet Cryogenics, located in Bolivar, Ohio, was founded in 1996 by Garry Sears, a seasoned industrial gas industry professional who saw the need for a company focused on the rehab of tanks and equipment.

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