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Linde Engineering Companies In North America To Reorganize Into Single Organization

Consolidation to Linde Engineering North America Inc. allows company to better serve customers and focus on growth

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --The family of Linde Engineering companies in North America is reorganizing into a single, unified organization called Linde Engineering North America Inc. (LENA).

Prior to the restructure, two companies existed, including Linde Process Plants and Linde Engineering North America along with its Hydro-Chem division. Under the new structure, the staff, products and services associated with each entity will combine to create a new and singular Linde Engineering North America Inc. operation.

Hydro-Chem will continue to operate as a division of LENA.  LENA's Fired Capital Equipment operation in Blue Bell, PA has been renamed Selas Linde North America, a Division of LENA.  The products and services as well as industry markets served by each of the former entities will not change as a result of the reorganization, according to company officials.

"The realignment allows us to better serve customers and operate more effectively," said Steve Bertone, the Chief Executive Officer of the unified company. "We remain committed to our customers, suppliers and other partners as we focus on building future growth."

Bertone has been with the company for more than 30 years and served in a leadership capacity since 1983.

Upon finalizing the reorganization, Linde Engineering North America will have its primary presence in Tulsa, OK and Houston, TX, both of which are existing locations. The company will also maintain its Hydro-Chem location in Atlanta, GA and its Selas Linde North America location in Blue Bell, PA.

"Although we are placing increased emphasis in certain geographic markets, we are not exiting any area of our business operations or discontinuing any products or services," Bertone said.

Linde Engineering North America remains a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gas and engineering company, headquartered in Munich, Germany.

About Linde Engineering North America Inc.

LENA is a member of the Linde Engineering Division of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. LENA is a single-source technology, engineering, procurement and construction firm that is focused on providing innovative solutions to customers. Areas of expertise include gas processing, refining, liquefied natural gas (LNG), deep cryogenics, synthesis gas, air separation, and petrochemical plants as well as fired process equipment.

About The Linde Group

In the 2014 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of  USD 17.9 bn (EUR 17.047 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 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

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