Airgas is expanding in the Philadelphia area after Falls Township Supervisors approved the development of a nine-acre site at Keystone Industrial Port Complex.
After a presentation and thorough review, the governing body voted unanimously to grant approval of a minor subdivision, as well as preliminary and final land development to Airgas.
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, plans to construct an air separation plant on a portion of the former US Steel property and expects to create 25 new jobs through the development at Fairless Hills.
Airgas is awaiting a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection, which officials said should be approved by mid-November.
Radnor-based Airgas is a supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding technologies, and safety products which employs more than 1,200 people in the greater Philadelphia area.
For those who have been in the gases business for some years now, it is a fact of life that ever-fewer independent carbon dioxide (CO2) and gases distributors exist today than years ago; or for that matter much fewer than decades ago.
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