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March 26, 2014
Airgas USA appoints president
Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related products, has named Andrew R. Cichocki as president of Airgas USA LLC, effective April 1, 2014. Airgas USA LLC comprises the majority of Airgas'... Read more...

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March 5, 2014
Airgas acquires Welding & Therapy Service Inc.
Airgas Inc., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases based in Radnor, Pa., has acquired Welding & Therapy Service Inc., an industrial and medical gas and welding supply distributor with locations in Louisville, Ky.; and Bedford,... Read more...

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February 26, 2014
Airgas recognized as John Deere Partner-level Supplier for 2013
Airgas Inc., a Radnor, Pa., supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as welding equipment, has been recognized as a Partner-level Supplier for 2013 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The status is Deere & Co.'s... Read more...

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December 6, 2012
Airgas executive chairman receives lifetime achievement award
Airgas Inc. has announced that its executive chairman, Peter McCausland, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chemical Marketing & Economics (CM&E), a topical group of the American Chemical Society's New York section (ACS NY).... Read more...

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April 5, 2012
Airgas buys Nordan Smith
Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has announced the purchase of Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg LLC, a Mississippi-based distributor of Nordan Smith brand industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related supplies. Airgas bought the... Read more...

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November 8, 2010
New educational center features automated welding, cutting systems
Airgas Great Lakes has opened a new Automation Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Developed in partnership with Retro Systems, Hypertherm, Motoman, and Miller, the facility adjoins Airgas' 28th Street retail store. The facility's equipment includes a... Read more...

Article

August 4, 2010
Rethinking weld shielding gas selection
Editor’s Note: The following is based on the presentation “Understanding Weld Shielding Gases” made at ABB Technology Days, April 2010 . Manufacturing is a profession dominated by workers in their 40s and 50s. As a... Read more...

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June 29, 2009
Airgas continues Operation Homefront support with second $100,000 donation
Airgas Inc., a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and welding, safety, and related products, today marked the upcoming Independence Day holiday by reaffirming its commitment to Operation Homefront, a charity that supports... Read more...

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February 10, 2009
Airgas acquires Great Lakes Oxygen
Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has completed the acquisition of Great Lakes Oxygen, also doing business as Welder's Supply, Westside Welders Supply, Great Lakes Propane, and Lake Erie Iron and Metal. Great Lakes Oxygen, a distributor of industrial... Read more...

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July 15, 2008
Preventing torch fires in welding and cutting operations
In March fire destroyed the 150,000-square-foot Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Booneville, Ark., and forced residents in the vicinity to evacuate their homes because of an ammonia leak. A week after the Cargill incident, a blaze wiped out a... Read more...

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May 15, 2008
Airgas acquires A&N Plant
Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., recently acquired A&N Plant, a European supplier of new and reconditioned rotating, positioning, and welding equipment. The acquisition creates a new business unit of Red-D-Arc Ltd., an Airgas company that provides... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
Examining respiratory safety
Time's up. As of May 30, 2007, large and small companies alike were required to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) hexavalent chromium standard, which states that the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for all... Read more...

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September 13, 2006
How Safely Do You Weld?
Safety must be designed into the job, whether it's welding a 100-mile pipeline, repairing a 100-foot length of pipe, or fabricating a 100-millimeter tubular part. By failing to consider welding hazards, a company risks the safety and... Read more...

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May 9, 2006
Airgas names new regional presidents, acquires Byrne Specialty Gases
Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has named Dan Tatro as president of Airgas Nor Pac and Doug Jones as his replacement as president of Airgas Intermountain, two of 13 regional distribution companies. It has also announced the acquisition of Byrne... Read more...

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July 12, 2005
Airgas names president, Airgas South
Airgas Inc. has appointed Jay Sullivan as president of its Airgas South region. Sullivan, who has served as chief financial officer of Airgas South since 1997, succeeds Mike Rohde, who recently was named senior vice president of distribution... Read more...

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June 14, 2005
Airgas acquires two welding supply companies
Airgas, Radnor, Pa., has acquired the assets and operations of Vancouver Welding Supply Inc. (VWS), based in Vancouver, Wash., and Cumberland Welding & Supply Co. Inc. in Cumberland, Md. Airgas Nor Pac, also based in Vancouver, has taken over... Read more...

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May 10, 2005
Airgas signs letter of intent to purchase Kanox Inc.
Airgas Inc. has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Kanox Inc., a Kansas-based distributor of packaged gases and welding hardgoods. Airgas currently owns 25 percent of the outstanding stock and would purchase the remaining shares from... Read more...

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February 4, 2005
Airgas names vice president–hardgoods
Airgas Inc. has appointed David E. Levin as vice president–hardgoods, with responsibility for product management of all welding/MRO hardgoods and safety products. Levin had been vice president–safety products since April 2003. Levin... Read more...

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January 18, 2005
Airgas president/COO resigns
Airgas Inc. has announced that president and COO Glenn M. Fischer resigned on Jan. 14. The company has appointed Michael L. Molinini executive vice president and COO. Molinini, an eight-year Airgas veteran, has more than 32 years' operating... Read more...

Product

December 7, 2004
Gas stream purifiers provide early warning of impurities
Airgas Inc.'s Smart Indicating Purifiers, designed to purify a laser cutter's gas stream and protect the laser resonator, provide early warning of impurities to help prevent gas stream contamination. If the gas contains contaminants, or if... Read more...

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December 7, 2004
Airgas acquires A&R Welding Supply
Airgas Inc. has acquired A&R Welding Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif. The two branches now operate as Airgas West. Three brothers, Dave, Tom, and Tim... Read more...

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October 12, 2004
Airgas appoints president of Airgas Gaspro
Airgas Inc. has appointed Jeff Finch as president of Airgas Gaspro, its newest regional company operating in Hawaii. Airgas Gaspro became the company's 13th regional company when it completed the acquisition of BOC's U.S. packaged gas business,... Read more...

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July 13, 2004
Airgas is exclusive supplier to Discovery Channel's 'BIG!'
Airgas Inc. has announced that it is the exclusive supplier of cutting and welding gases, welding consumables, safety products, and other industrial and MRO supplies to Discovery Channel's series "BIG!". A 16-part series in which host Frank... Read more...

Product

April 8, 2004
Regulators designed to provide accurate pressure control, ensure gas purity
Airgas Inc. offers the Smart Indicating Regulator (SIR™) series of regulators designed to provide accurate pressure control while ensuring gas purity. The regulators have a purifier built into the regulator output that prevents... Read more...

Article

August 28, 2003
Washington women weld at the 'Y'
It's a drizzly, blustery Pacific Northwest morning in November with the gray light of dawn coming up behind the Cascade Mountain Range. Crew Leader Cheryl Boxx, clad in Carhartts®, squares her hard hat in place and begins checking... Read more...