It has been reported that Airgas is planning to construct a specialty gas production facility in Tooele County, Utah, creating approximately 25 jobs in the area.

Airgas will build a new specialty gas production facility in Tooele County, Utah. The firm will build the facility to produce high-purity and precision-blended specialty gases. Airgas specialty gases are used in research and commercial laboratories, for environmental monitoring and for generating lasers used in healthcare and in manufacturing.

“Utah has been recognised as having one of the most diverse economies in the nation thanks to companies like Airgas that bring their unique product offerings to the beehive state,” said Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).

“Airgas’ new plant will strengthen the manufacturing industry in Utah while simultaneously investing in one of our rural counties.”

According to the GOED, the project “will lead to a significant capital investment by Airgas” and the creation of approximately 25 full-time jobs when fully operational.

“Airgas is very excited to expand our specialty gas footprint with this new facility in Utah,” said Andrew R. Cichocki, President at Airgas.

“Tooele County is the perfect location to support Airgas’ growth in the western states. We look forward to the completion of this project and the start up next spring.”