By the time Joseph Martin, Jr. passed away in 1993, Middlesex Gases & Technologies had started to fill specialty gases and expanded its capabilities to meet the new demands of emerging markets. The company decided at this time to develop a cylinder tracking system. This was a huge undertaking for Middlesex Gases & Technologies as it required the bar coding of all its cylinders. The decision to launch this system, however, has proven to be pivotal to the continued success of the company.