Linde pumps up hiring in Hammond
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Specialty gas producer Linde is opening a new production facility in Hammond. The new plant, which is located next to the company’s current facility, will create eight new jobs in the next two years.
Linde is a subsidiary of Munich, Germany-based The Linde Group. The company manufactures industrial, specialty and medical gasses such as oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium and hydrogen, and supplies its customers through on-site production, pipeline tankers and cylinders.
“Our location in Indiana gives Linde and its independent distributors the ability to serve high quality products to a broad range of end users throughout North America,” said Jack Taylor, plant manager of Linde in Hammond. “We are very proud of this new facility, which melds perfectly with Linde’s goal to be a total gas supplier and reinforces our commitment to our independent distributor network, the largest in North America. We are very thankful to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for their help and support toward this project.”
Linde currently employs 5,000 associates across the United States, including more than 160 in Indiana.
Linde Gas North America was offered up to $72,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.