DAWSON CREEK, BC, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - During the inauguration of its new Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Air Liquide Canada donated $10,000 to the South Pace Community Resources Society's (SPCRS) Reconnect Program for youth. Reconnect offers a safe environment, works towards reconnecting youth with their families, school and the community, provides counseling and group education and advocates on behalf of youth with the aim of developing life skills. SPCRS representatives Stefan Pavlis, Arden Smith and Jane Harper were in attendance to receive Air Liquide Canada's donation.
"We are grateful for the welcome we have received at Dawson Creek and investing in the Reconnect Program to help provide at-risk youth with a solid support system during a transition period in their lives is our way of saying we are glad to be here and that we care about our new community," said Adam Peters, Air Liquide Canada President and CEO.
Founded in 1911, Air Liquide Canada has over 2,200 employees and serves over 80,000 customers in Canada's aeronautics, automobile, agri-food, chemical, defence, electronics, energy, metallurgy, metal fabrication, mining and healthcare industries from sites located in key industrial regions from coast to coast.
| Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, and is present in 80 countries with 46,200 employees. Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air Liquide's activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current and future markets. The Group innovates to enable progress, to achieve dynamic growth and a consistent performance.
Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry's energy use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow, such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy… Oxygen for hospitals, home healthcare, fighting nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for its customers but also for society.
A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee commitment, customer trust and shareholder support to pursue its vision of sustainable, competitive growth. The diversity of Air Liquide's teams, businesses, markets and geographic presence provides a solid and sustainable base for its development and strengthens its ability to push back its own limits, conquer new territories and build its future.
Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying true to its Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development approach. In 2011, the Group's revenues amounted to €14.5 billion, of which more than 80% were generated outside France. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.
SOURCE: AIR LIQUIDE CANADA
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