Gases distributor Airgas, Inc., Radnor, PA, has agreed to buy Refron Inc., a reseller and distributor of refrigerants that also provides technical services and refrigerant reclamation services. Refron had $93 million in revenues in 2007.
Refron, Long Island City, NY, will continue to go to market as Refron, and will be integrated with Airgas' existing refrigerant and reclamation business into a new company, Airgas Refrigerants, Inc.
Chuck Broadus, president of Airgas Specialty Products, has been named president of Airgas Refrigerants.
Refron has more than 70 stocking locations in the U.S.