75th Anniversary

We are Air Products.
This is our company.

Historical Perspective

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“Throughout its history, the Company has progressed because of the loyalty of the shareholders and the devotion and capability of its employees. The continuing presence of these qualities gives promise of a rewarding future.”

– 1966 Annual Report


“Air Products originated the concept of generally and widely offering oxygen produced from plants located near the point of consumption. The general acceptance of this idea has benefited the national defense, the steel, chemical, and other industries.”

– 1961 Annual Report



– Ed Donley on his early days with Air Products


Gallery of historical photos

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Frank PavlisEmployee #1: Frank Pavlis

Employee #1: Frank Pavlis (2:47)

At his portrait dedication in 1991, Frank Pavlis talks about the value of honoring the company's history and tradition.


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