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News ReleaseIt’s a Safe Bet — Charity Benefits from Air Products’ Achievement

October 12, 2007 United Kingdom

Nothing is more important than safety to local company Air Products and they’re more than willing to put their money where their mouth is!

Air Products’ manufacturing facility in Acrefair has just achieved its best-ever safety performance record and is in the mood to celebrate. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the company is donating £1,000 to local charity Nightingale House.

Laurence O’Donnell, General Manager Acrefair, Air Products, explained the background: “Our team have worked really hard to continue our consistent year-on-year improvements in the area of safety at Acrefair. So when we achieved our challenging 2007 target, I was more than happy to follow the Shop Floor Safety Reps suggestion and support our local hospice once again.”

Wrexham-based Nightingale House provides support and care for terminally ill patients and their families in North-East Wales. Suzanne Luppa, Corporate Fundraiser for the charity, commented:

“Air Products’ is a long-standing supporter of the Hospice and we are all so grateful for this generous donation of £1,000. We congratulate them on their outstanding achievement to safety in the workplace and commitment to the supporting their local community.”

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.  

Air Products has a number of facilities in the area near to Wrexham. As well as the manufacturing facility at Acrefair, the company also has an Air Separation Unit at Ellesmere Port where plant operations, distribution and the European Maintenance team are based and, our UK Head Office is located in Crewe.

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