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SOURCE Linde LLC
MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 600 customers attended the trade show held by AWISCO, a Linde North America Platinum distributor. The show was at AWISCO's headquarters in Maspeth, New York.
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. AWISCO, which has been serving the New York Metropolitan area since 1979, is a leading distributor of compressed gases, welding, safety and industrial equipment and supplies.
Each year, AWISCO sponsors an exhibition for about 60 of its partner vendors to showcase the latest in welding, cutting, safety and industrial technology. Lloyd Robinson, president of AWISCO, said, "Our customers eagerly look forward to this day every year. Where else could they witness a display of products and processes important to their businesses – all in one day?"
Linde personnel were on hand to demonstrate the properties of liquid nitrogen which, at minus 321 degrees F, is used in a variety of cooling and cryogenic applications. Steve Brady, distributor sales manager for Linde LLC, said, "We are always pleased with the turn-out for the show. Year after year, the show provides Linde with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a large number of companies in a broad spectrum of industries."
Also in attendance at the trade show were more than 100 welding students and staff from the School of Cooperative Technical Education of New York, Western Suffolk Boces, Sussex County Technical School and Morris County Technical School. "AWISCO is committed to developing young welding talent and helping to fill the void in welding professionals that our country is experiencing," said Robinson. "Working with local technical schools and supporting the AWS Foundation are just two of the ways that distributors can contribute to the next generation of welders who will also be the next generation of customers," Robinson said.
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (USD 23.1 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
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