In 2007, Airgas Merchant Gases, LLC was looking to expand their service area and construct a new air separation plant in the New Carlisle, Indiana vicinity. They finally decided on a site that was immediately adjacent to the I/N Tek and I/N Kote steel processing plants jointly owned by ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel. The new air separation plant capped a $30 million investment by Airgas Merchant Gases, LLC in the facility. The plant was designed to capacity to liquefy at least 350 tons per day of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon for bulk delivery and provides a direct pipeline that supplies nitrogen to the I/N Tek and I/N Kote facility.
Cardinal provided complete civil engineering and surveying design services for the project, including grading, storm water pollution prevention (erosion control), roadways, parking, potable water distribution, sanitary sewerage, and storm drainage. Cardinal worked closely with the developer to ensure that the project met their stringent standards. The project was completed in the summer of 2008.