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Airgas parent company considering $100 million Clarksville expansion

This story has been corrected to reflect the proposed status of the expansion.

The parent company of Airgas, a supplier of industrial gases, is considering a $100 million expansion in Clarksville.

Clarksville Now reported Wednesday that the French multinational company announced it could add 16 employees in Tennessee for a total of just under 50 employees in the state. The new positions would be expected to pay an average of $95,000 per year.

The expansion would require building more underground pipelines at the site and possibly additional land at another site for a power substation.

Air Liquide, the global corporate owner of Airgas Tennessee, has operations in 73 countries and employs more than 67,000 people.