From a doodle, to a $6m fill plant


When Keen Compressed Gas Co. first started out as an auto parts store selling acetylene to the automotive industry, its founder, Stanley Keen, never imagined it would grow into the medical, specialty and industrial gases business it is today.

It was not until 1946 when the company incorporated the Keen Compressed Gas Co. name, as a result of the gas aspect of the business becoming more dominant. Since then, its involvement in the industrial gas business has continued to flourish.

In 1969, Keen purchased Anchor Welding which further tripled its size and, from then, its markets continued to expand and include higher end customers such as laboratories and research and development workers who required high purity gases for work.

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