Industrial Gas Carriers Merge

Written by
Vern Ingham

Industrial Gas Carriers Merge

Written by
Vern Ingham

Industrial Gas Carriers Merge

Written by
Vern Ingham

Products Customers relying on KAG as their industrial
gas carrier in the past had two options: Cryogenic Transportation (CTI) and
Jack B. Kelley. CTI is a leader in transporting industrial gases, with routes
that cover the country coast to coast. Jack B. Kelley also provides national
coverage, transporting nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, carbon
dioxide and liquefied natural gas. Those two companies are now coming together
as KAG Merchant Gas.

The new organization will be the largest cryogenic
carrier serving the industrial gas business in North America. For customers,
the merger will simplify logistics decisions. The merger will also benefit
customers in bringing together the best features and practices of both
organizations, plus the capabilities of KAG’s industry-leading technology and
logistics expertise.

“What won’t change is the level of service and expertise our customers have come to expect from CTI and Jack B. Kelley,” says Vern Ingham, executive vice president of KAG Merchant Gas. “Industrial gas transportation is a different animal from other tank operations, requiring special skills and knowledge. Our customers will continue to deal with the same industry professionals they always have, people they know and who know the business.”

Ingham said that, although customers will be working
with a larger company than in the past, they can expect the same small-company
approach when dealing with KAG Merchant Gas.

“This is a niche business that requires an especially
high level of customer service,” said Ingham. “Our customers received that
service when they were working with CTI and Jack B. Kelley, and they can expect
to continue receiving it in the future from KAG Merchant Gas.”