With annual sales of more than $9 billion, Praxair is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, as well as high-performance coatings. Founded in 1907, it serves the aerospace, food and beverages, health care, semiconductor, chemical, refining and metal fabrication, and ore and gas production The company s atmospheric gases include oxygen, nitrogen, argon and rare gases. Praxair offers various process and specialty gases, such as carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen and acetylene. It has over 28,000 employees and operates in nearly 30 countries. The company also designs, engineers and constructs cryogenic and noncryogenic supply systems. Praxair operates a subsidiary company, Praxair Surface Technologies, which applies powders and metallic and ceramic coatings to a variety of metal surfaces. Praxair is headquartered in Danbury, Conn.