In front of 400 industry technical leaders at the 2023 Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Annual Meeting, Butler Gas’s outstanding safety performance was recognized. The Butler Gas Family won the CGA Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award. This award was won for 2022 safety performance in the group of 2 million or fewer employee exposure hours.
What is personally special to the Butlers about this particular award is its namesake, Leonard Pool, the founder of Air Products. On page 28 of Air Products’ history book “Out of Thin Air,” the story is shared how in March 1941, Leonard Pool and John Butler, Dandy, great-grandfather of Butler Gas President and CEO Abydee Butler Moore, purchased oxygen patents together. Dandy fronted the money, actually; $1,625. Pool repaid him in installments and went on to start Air Products. As Abydee concluded her acceptance speech, “I envision Dandy Butler and Leonard Pool raising a glass in heaven tonight, toasting this amazing industry.”
Congratulations, Butler Gas Team, and thank you for your commitment to 100% safety! The industry recognizes your #1 core belief.