Out of Thin Air: A History of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., 1940-1990

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Index
Abbott Laboratories, 248 acetylene, 7, 219
Acetylene Gas and Supply Company, 11, 12
acid rain, 281
Acme Steel Company, 101
Acme Welding Supply Company, 153
acquisitions by Air Products: of Acme Welding Supply Company, 153; of Adkins-Phelps Company, 194; of Airco's chemical operations, 219; of Anchor Chemical Group, 274; of Arcair Companies, 216; of Automation Industries, 216-17; of Catalytic Construction Company, 168; of Chattanooga Welding Supply Company, Inc., 152; of Compressed Gases of Ohio, Inc., 152; of Compuline, 217; of Delta Oxygen Company, Inc.,152; of Escambia Chemical Corporation, 194; of Exomet, Incorporated, 216; of Gardner Cryogenics, 241; of Harris Calorific Sales Company, 72; of Hill Industrial Gas Company, 152; of Inter-City Gas of Calgary, 272; of Jet Cut Corporation, 216; of K-G Welding and Cutting Company, 71; of Keenan Welding Supplies Company, 152; of Miami Oxygen Service, Inc., 152; of Parco Compressed Gas Company, 72; of Saturn Industrial Gases, 165; of Southern Oxygen Company, 152; in Spain and Portugal, 272; of Stearns- Roger World Corporation, 257; of Steele Gases, 152-53; of Sun Coast Oxygen Service, Inc., 152; of Whit- taker, 217
Adkins-Phelps Company, 194, 195-96
Africa, 214
agricultural chemicals, 191-96
Air Force Air Materiel Command, 91
Air Liquide, 98, 179, 189, 241, 245-47, 253, 270
Air Products: accomplishments of, 45; acquisitions by (see acquisitions by Air Products); adaptation by, 105; Advanced Products Department of, 184, 251; agricultural chemicals business and, 172, 191-96; Agricultural Chemicals Division of, 194; Air Force cuts costs via, 94; Air Reduction supplied by, 89; air separation business entered by, 101-2; ammonia production by, 105, 191-92, 227; argon business and, 72, 104-5, 176-77,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • PART I THE ROOTS OF ENTERPRISE 1
  • 1: The Entrepreneur and the Engineer 3
  • 2: Air Products at War 25
  • PART II COMING OF AGE 49
  • 3: Survival and Strategies 51
  • Notes 82
  • 4: Air Products Comes of Age 83
  • 5: The Technological Enterprise and Its Culture 109
  • PART III THE MODERN FIRM EMERGES 137
  • 6: Charting a New Course 139
  • Notes 169
  • 7: Investing in the Future 171
  • 8: Triumphs and Troubles 199
  • PART IV A FORTUNE 500 CORPORATION 231
  • 9: Maturity 233
  • Notes 261
  • 10: Planning for Growth 265
  • Notes 292
  • Technical Appendix 295
  • Note 301
  • Bibliography 303
  • Index 307
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