BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time, Linde LLC has received certification of its Kittery, Maine, air separation plant under the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® program. The plant received its first certification in 2008.
"The re-certification of the Kittery plant is proof of Linde's commitment to being a responsible provider of industrial gases," said Bruce Toohey, Zone Production Manager - Kittery. "The team's continuing dedication to this certification stems from a long and meaningful relationship with the Kittery community, symbolized by the first image seen from I-95 as you enter the state -- a large lobster decal (a well-known symbol of Maine) on our oxygen tank. The lobster truly represents our involvement in the community and our commitment to be a good and responsive corporate citizen." Linde's Kittery plant is an active participant in the York County Local Emergency Planning Committee meetings and its transport team's involvement in roll-over training further illustrates the company's commitment to the safe handling and delivery of its product from plant to customer, a major factor in the Responsible Care Certification program. Holly Jerdi, Head of Health, Safety and Environment for Linde Americas underscored The Linde Group's support and recognition of the importance of this achievement. "I congratulate and thank my colleagues at the Kittery plant for this achievement which is aligned with our organization's commitment to reaching excellence by safely and effectively serving our customers and provide outstanding customer experience every day," Jerdi said. The Kittery plant, in operation since 1984, separates air cryogenically to produce 485 tons a day of liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon. These products are trucked throughout the New England states to hospitals, electronics and semiconductor manufacturers, as well as customers in the food and beverage, pulp and paper and pharmaceutical industries. The plant employs 30 people. Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. The ACC is an association of producers, manufacturers and suppliers of chemical products whose Responsible Care® management system reduces chemical risk and connects its members to the community and other external stakeholders through a disciplined focus on seven key areas:
Community awareness and emergency response
Employee health and safety
About the Linde GroupLinde LLC and Linde Americas are members of The Linde Group. In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD19.7 bn ( EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 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