Air Products and Chemicals

Provider of specialty gases and chemicals.

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7201 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18195
Employees: 17,900
CEO: John McGlade
Stock Symbol: APD


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Air Products is a leading global supplier of electronic materials, hydrogen, helium and select performance chemicals. It serves customers in healthcare, technology, energy, and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates.

The company has built leading positions in key growth markets, such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives.

Air Products has operations in over 40 countries.

In fiscal 2010, the company reported revenues of $9.0 billion and net income of $1.02 billion.


The company was founded by Leonard Pool in 1940 in Detroit, MI, on the strength of a simple, but then revolutionary, idea: the "on-site" concept of producing and selling industrial gases, primarily oxygen. At the time, most oxygen was sold as a highly compressed gas product in cylinders that weighed five times more than the gas itself. Air Products proposed building oxygen gas generating facilities adjacent to large-volume users, thereby reducing distribution costs. The concept of piping the gas directly from the generator to the point of use proved sound and technically solvable.


Vacation ­ Company-paid vacation time increases with the number of years with the company. You may also be eligible for up to three unpaid 1-week periods per year if you need additional vacation time.
Paid Holidays ­ including 3 flexible holidays per calendar year

Flexible Spending Account
Flexible spending accounts allow you to set aside money on a before-tax basis to pay certain health care and dependent care expenses that are not reimbursed by any other source.

Fitness Center
We provide an on-site fitness center at our corporate headquarters, with state-of-art exercise equipment, indoor and outdoor jogging tracks, bicycle paths, group exercise classes, and laundry services for employees and their domestic partners. You can also get full fitness assessments and personal training sessions. Employees at field locations may be eligible for a reimbursement towards fitness center memberships.
Intramural Sports
Enjoy intramural sports teams like softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and golf.
Employee Activities
We offer a variety of activities for employees, friends, and families that include group travel opportunities, discount tickets for sporting events, concerts, theater shows, movie theaters, and theme parks.
Credit Union
The APCI Federal Credit Union, founded in 1954, is a federally chartered and insured Credit Union for employees and family members located at company headquarters. It offers a variety of benefits such as checking, savings, loans, and mortgages.
Automatic Teller Machines
ATMs are available throughout our larger facilities to make it convenient for you to get money from your account when you need it.
Employee Store
The Café is located at our corporate headquarters. It's an employee store where you can buy greeting cards, small gifts, snacks, postage stamps, custom logo items, and prepared meals. Dry cleaning and shoe repair services are also provided.
Employee Discounts
We have a discount program for personal purchases of appliances, automobiles, cellular phones, personal computers, books, office supplies, and more.
Health Unit
There is a medical facility at corporate headquarters with full staff for medical emergencies as well as minor illnesses and injuries. We offer regular seminars on health and wellness topics.
Resource and Referral Services
We have a free resource and referral service for practical advice and referrals related to parenting and childcare, eldercare, financial and college planning, retirement planning, and more. There is also a counseling and referral service for employees and family members with personal, mental health or substance abuse problems. The service also provides consultation to managers and employees on sensitive workplace-based issues.
Education Services
We provide a wide variety of education classes with topics ranging from retirement planning and health education to parenting issues and college savings funds.

Updated May 14, 2011