How Industrial Gas Drives Manufacturing Innovation

Manufacturing is big business in Minnesota. While the state might be more well known for its agriculture and healthcare, building things is one of the largest creators of wealth for our state. These companies employ over 300,000 Minnesotans, and their output represents about 16% of the state GDP. The COVID-19 Effect The industry has been […]

Medical Oxygen During the Crisis

Oxygen Enabling Life Oxygen is the gas of life here on planet earth. For reasons only partially understood, the chemistry of our planet began to change about 2.5 billion years ago. Oxygen was released in massive quantities. The arrival of life followed soon thereafter. Without the buildup of our atmosphere which consists of a 21% […]

If Cylinders Could Talk: Ours Can.

The Internet of Things is changing how businesses engage with their customers.  Sensors, connected to the Internet, can live within the lives of customers and report back critical information that can improve quality of service.  Refrigerators keep track of food levels and schedule grocery deliveries.  Thermostats learn about patterns of residents and take efforts to […]

Why micro-bulk is a cost-effective alternative

First, let’s acknowledge that micro-bulk is an oxymoron. Little Big? Like other notable oxymorons—working vacation, jumbo shrimp, open secret, and my favorite, liquid gas—there’s a certain truth there. In the world of gas supply, as you move past cylinder deliveries and before you get to the massive storage tanks of industrial gases, there’s a smaller […]

Is the helium supply up in the air for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade helium story

I love a parade. Every year on Thanksgiving, I can’t wait for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to start. Fortunately, the missus prefers I stay out of the kitchen, which means I can watch the parade from the comfort of my recliner. The sights and sounds of the marching bands, the floats and especially the […]