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The combined entity, which will operate operating as Linde PLC, will have a market capitalization of about $90 billion and annual revenue of over $30 billion.
Danbury-headquartered Praxair has been supplying industrial gases to the 571,000-barrel-per-day refining complex since 1985.
The divestiture is connected to Praxair’s proposed merger with Munich-based Linde AG and is conditioned on the transaction’s successful completion.
The Stamford company experienced the second-most growth in revenue among Fortune 500 telecommunications companies.
Henkel, Diageo, Daymon, and People's United bank were also cited as among the nation's best employers. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista, who surveyed 30,000 people, asking respondents to rate how likely they'd be to recommend their employer to others.
Companies were rated in such categories as worker pay and treatment, customer respect and product quality,
Law firm Chipman, Mazzucco, Land & Pennarola has already signed a lease at another Danbury location.
Praxair will construct, own and operate a plant that supports GlobalFoundries’ manufacturing processes at its fabrication facility in upstate New York.
The Danbury firm's second-quarter sales were $2.83 billion, a 6 percent increase from Q2 2016..
The highest ranked Connecticut company was Aetna, which took the No. 43 spot with $63 billion in revenue.
The company's NuCO2 subsidiary is the primary beverage gas supplier to the top 100 national restaurant chains.
Sikorsky in Stratford was the highest-placing in the county, coming in at 58. The state of Connecticut placed 275th.