Air Products breaks ground of US$ 70 million expansion of its Missouri center

Air Products breaks ground of US$ 70 million expansion of its Missouri center

Expansion driven by growing interest in energy transition technologies in the biogas, aerospace and marine industries

  • By ICN Bureau | July 01, 2024

Air Products, the global leader in the production of gas separation and purification membranes, hosted a groundbreaking event at the site of a US$ 70 million expansion of its Missouri Manufacturing and Logistics Center in Maryland Heights, near St. Louis, Missouri.

The investment, which is Air Products Membrane Solutions’ largest ever, is driven by growing product demand in biogas and hydrogen recovery applications, as well as customer needs for the use of nitrogen for the aerospace industry and cleaner fuels for the marine industry.

“We are excited to officially break ground on this important project. This expansion builds on our commitment to be a leader in the energy transition,” said Dr. Erin Sorensen, general manager, Air Products Membrane Solutions.  “I share in our local team’s excitement for today’s event and in the promise of what this new facility will mean for our business and our customers as we continue to work together to generate a cleaner future.”

The new manufacturing facility is expected to be in production by the end of 2025 and include the addition of 30 new full-time positions. Currently, about 170 employees work at the St. Louis facility. This expansion follows a previous $10 million investment made in 2023 to increase production capacity at the current facility.

Air Products Membrane Solutions specializes in the development of hollow fiber membrane separators and systems for onsite gas generation. Air Products designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a full portfolio of PRISM® Membrane Separators, Marine Systems, and Engineered-to-Order Systems to protect lives and goods at sea, on land, and in the air. Air Products’ systems are also designed to create more sustainable energy sources and raise productivity across a variety of industries and applications.

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