Aspen Air U.S. Corp. has announced the construction of a new $20m air separation plant to be located in Montana, US

The company selected the Billings area because it is more then 500 miles from the nearest industrial gas manufacturing plants in Salt Lake City and Boise, Idaho. These plants have no excess capacity.

With the ability to last 25 to 30 years, the local plant will save money via transporting costs over long distances.

Industries that will benefit from the construction of the plant are hospitals and clinics, Laboratories, metal fabrication and welding shops, food processing plants and many different sectors of the oil and gas industry.

The plant plans to open in the third quarter of 2007 and will create over twenty new jobs in the Billings area.