Praxair, Inc. (Praxair), is an industrial gases supplier. The Company�s products are oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium, electronic gases and a range of specialty gases. Praxair Surface Technologies supplies coatings, which protect metal parts from wear, corrosion and heat. Praxair�s industrial gas operations are managed on a geographical basis. The surface technologies segment generated the remaining 6% of sales. Praxair serves approximately 25 industries, including healthcare and petroleum refining; computer-chip manufacturing and beverage carbonation; fiber-optics and steel making, and aerospace, chemicals and water treatment. In January 2012, the Company acquired Welders Industrial Supply, LLC. In June 2013, Praxair Inc announced that it has acquired Volgograd Oxygen Factory (VOF). In February 2014, Praxair Inc completed the acquisition of Praxair Distribution Mid-Atlantic, LLC.