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Several of the largest coal mines in the United States are near the Norco, Inc. industrial supplies and gas facility in Casper, WY. There's no question as to the importance of the coal industry, as well as the oil and natural-gas industries, to the financial prosperity of the state. As important are the dozens of metal-fabrication shops in the area that support those industries. And those industries are supported by Norco. And Norco's Casper facility is the central hub, providing 100% of the shielding gases for its 13 locations in Wyoming, Utah and Montana.

"We're sending an average of 5,000 cylinders per month outbound from the Casper facility," said Sonny Knotts, Norco's manager of operations and production (who works from the Norco main offices in Boise, ID), "and filling another 1,000 or so per month for local use."

About half of the cylinders leaving the Casper plant are shielding-gas mixes for the region's weld and fabrication shops; the remaining goes to medical (pure oxygen and nitrogen) and beverage (CO2) applications. The plant has experienced double-digit growth in sales year over year for the past several years. "Fortifying our ability to optimize fill-plant uptime and ensure timely, high-quality deliveries has been a key to our success," said Knotts.

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