Dedication and discipline are the drivers of Praxair’s strong performance and their impact can be seen in our 2007 results. Whether it is operating our plants and pipelines or investing capital, all our activities are guided by rigorous performance standards. Underlying our success are innovative technologies, world-class engineering and an unwavering commitment to safety and ethical behavior. And it is Praxair people who bring all the elements together to make the enterprise excel. They are a global and diverse team of 28,000 individuals who are collaborative, smart and determined to win. For our customers, they deliver superior reliability, boost efficiency, lower operating costs, and improve environmental performance. As you read this report, you’ll learn more about a few of these individuals. And Praxair has a lot more just like them.