Valley National Gases, LLC, Independence, OH, has acquired the gas and welding business of N. H. Bragg &Sons. The acquired business sells industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and welding equipment and supplies from its Bangor, ME, location as well as through a network of branches throughout the state.
The acquisition complements Valley's recent acquisition of Advantage Gases &Tools (Portland Welding Supply).
The purchase is Valley's fifth acquisition since being acquired by CI Capital Partners in February 2007. The acquisitions have expanded the distributor's territory to include Indiana, Maine and New Hampshire and have strengthened operations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Valley National Gases operates 92 locations in 18 states, with 10 production and distribution centers in the eastern U.S.