Butler Gas Products committed to partnering with industry leader CryoVation in mid-January, to design, build, and install a new automated industrial gas fill plant.

Expected to launch in late spring 2014, the new fully automated industrial gas facility will feature advanced technology and customised innovations to increase operational efficiency, improving quality, standardisation, and lead times.

“We are excited to implement this new technology and look forward to its positive impact on our associates and customers alike,” the company explained in its most recent newsletter.

“We recently embarked on a field trip to visit our friends at Oxygen Service Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Oxygen Service team is extremely happy with their automated filling process, and seeing their plant in action solidified our decision.”

Butler Gas’ journey toward automation began in late 2012 with the development of its new specialty gas facility, for which it partnered with experts at Weldcoa. The company unveiled its freshly renovated specialty gas lab and automated mixing facility in early 2013.

The newly announced industrial gas automated facility is scheduled to replace Butler Gas’ current plant.

Meanwhile the company has also appointed Dave Osche at its facility in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in the role of Acetylene Plant Manager. Having joined in December, Osche is responsible for overseeing facility safety, manufacturing quality, and operations efficiency.