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Chart Industries Incorporated

Chart Industries Incorporated [ Chart Industriesorporated ]

Their focus is cryogenics. Chart is a recognized global brand for the design and manufacture of highly engineered cryogenic equipment used from the beginning to the end in the liquid gas supply chain.
Their products are critical components in the separation of oxygen, nitrogen and noble gases from air and in the processing and liquefaction of natural gas. Their distribution and storage products and engineered systems are fundamental to the delivery and end-use of liquid gases across a multitude of applications in industry and for energy.
In the life sciences sector Chart’s MVE brand is the benchmark for biological storage systems, used for the cryogenic preservation of human and animal tissues. Chiefly through the CAIRE brand, Chart is the leading provider of respiratory products for the home healthcare market.

Chart has domestic operations located in eight US states and international engineering and manufacturing in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom.


1941 The Trane Co. brazes the world’s first Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchanger (BAHX) at its plant in La Crosse, Wisconsin 
1951 Arthur D. Little develops the first viable helium liquefaction system. In the late 1960s, ADL establishes Cryogenic Technology, Inc. to develop commercial cryogenic systems for gas separation, purification and liquefaction 
1984 Minnesota Valley Engineering (MVE) installs the first bulk CO2 tank for soft drink carbonation at a McDonald’s? restaurant 
1986 Entrepreneurs Brothers Arthur and Charles Holmes purchase ALTEC International, a brazed aluminum heat exchanger manufacturer based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, that had been spun out from the Trane Co. in 1985. The brothers supplement the focus on cold temperature processing through the acquisition of a series of companies specializing in cryogenic storage and distribution equipment 
1987 Acquire Greenville Tube Corporation (stainless steel tubing)
1990 Acquire Process Engineering, Inc. (cryogenic tanks) 
1991 Acquire Koch Process Systems International (cold boxes) 
1992 The Holmes brothers establish a public holding company named Chart Industries (for CHarles and ARThur) and take it public in an initial public offering (IPO) 
1998 Supplies BAHX for the first baseload LNG liquefaction plant utilizing ConocoPhillips Optimized Cascade? process 
1999 Acquires MVE Holdings (cryogenic storage and transportation equipment), including Czech Republic-based Ferox and CAIRE, a small business specializing in liquid respiratory oxygen equipment.  The acquisition formed the base for Chart’s BioMedical business
2001 Built the world’s largest liquefied natural gas fueling station for Waste Management, capable of refueling 120 trucks per four hours 
2001 Ships the first LNG fueling station and tanks for the People’s Republic of China 
2005 New facility in Changzou triples Chart’s manufacturing capacity in PR China 
2006 Ferox changes its name to Chart Ferox in order to emphasize its relationship to Chart Industries 
2006 Chart’s liquid nitrogen dosing business receives the prestigious DuPont Packaging Innovation award for its contributions to the packaging industry 
2009 Acquires Chengdu Golden Phoenix Liquid Nitrogen Container Co, Ltd. of Chengdu, PR China 
2010 Acquires SeQual Technologies (medical oxygen concentrators) 
2012 Acquires AirSep Corporation (medical and commercial oxygen supply systems) 
2012 Chart delivers the world’s largest integrated nitrogen rejection unit 
2013 Chart exceeds $1 billion in sales 
2013 World’s first dual-fuel high-speed catamaran, the 1,000-passenger roll-on/roll-off ferry Francisco, launches with LNG fuel system designed and delivered by Chart Ferox
2014 Major capacity expansion at La Crosse, Wisconsin, BAHX facility 
2014 Chart Energy & Chemicals (Wuxi) Co. Ltd opens in Wuxi, PR China
2015 Chart Industries aquires Thermax, Inc. (vaporizers, heat exchangers, and thermal systems)
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