Praxair acquires Alpine Medical

US industrial gases company Praxair Healthcare Services, Inc., a unit of Praxair, Inc., announced the first week of March that it had acquired Alpine Medical LLC, a provider of respiratory and other h…

US industrial gases company Praxair Healthcare Services, Inc., a unit of Praxair, Inc., announced the first week of March that it had acquired Alpine Medical LLC, a provider of respiratory and other home-care services. Alpine“s current management will continue with the business, Praxair said. Alpine Medical, based in Bensalem, Pennsylvania., had 2001 revenue of US$ 25 million. Praxair posted 2001 sales of $5.1 billion.