Our History

  • 1742

    Company founded in High Bridge New Jersey by William Allen and Joseph Turner.

  • 1775

    Produced cannon balls for George Washington’s army.

  • 1803

    Robert Taylor, an Irish immigrant, became works manager in 1769 and purchased control of the company and became Taylor Iron Works.

  • 1851

    Taylor Iron Works produced major product, manganese durable rails and wheels that enabled western expansion from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.

  • 1854

    Pioneered new metal forging techniques in North America.

  • 1912

    Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company was incorporated after Taylor Iron & Steel Company purchased William Wharton Co.

  • 1925

    Developed technologies to store and transport liquid oxygen due to high demand for industrial oxygen in America.

  • 1957

    Growing need for liquified oxygen and nitrogen led to the first insulated liquid cylinder was launched.

  • 1960s

    Taylor-Wharton provided cylinders for the Apollo missions, successfully sending a man to the moon and returning him to earth safely.

  • 1991

    Taylor-Wharton Malaysia plant was built to manufacture cryogenic tank.

  • 2016

    Air Water Inc., an industrial gas company based in Japan, has acquired 100% of the share of Taylor-Wharton Malaysia.
    please refer Air Water Inc. for company detail.

  • 2017 - 2018

    Air Water Inc. has acquired Cryofin Pty Ltd and TOMCO2 Systems to further expand our comprehensive line of cryogenic equipment, applications, and support in the U.S. and globally.

    Additionally, Air Water Inc. partnered with DOHMEYER to drive expansion of their products into the U.S. market.