This year marked Matheson Tri-Gas’ 50th year exhibiting at Pittcon, a major milestone of participation at the premier conference and exposition for laboratory science.

The 2009 conference was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from 9th – 12th March, with Matheson Tri-Gas’ landmark achievement not passing by unnoticed by the event’s organisers.

A Pittcon press conference prior to the event saw Edward P. Ladner, Jr., President of 2009 Pittcon, present a commemorative plaque to Mary Smickenbecker, Corporate Vice President Marketing for Matheson Tri-Gas.

Accepting the plaque on behalf of the company, Smickenbecker commented, “It’s such a great honour to be recognised by Pittcon on this accomplishment. We are excited to be celebrating this major milestone. Matheson Tri-Gas has been a major player in the laboratory science market for more than 80 years.”

“We were the first company to offer a reliable source of high quality scientific gases and equipment to the lab market, and our ultra pure gases served as standards for the first gas chromatographs.”

PITTCON, formerly called The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, began in 1950 and is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit, educational corporation organised by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).