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Airgas Safety – Top Safety Distributors

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Headquarters: Radnor, PA
2013 Revenues: $5.1 billion (for fiscal year ended March 31, 2013)
Change in Sales from 2012: 2.3% (safety)
Employees: 15,000
Locations: 1,100
2013 Acquisitions: Encompass Gas Group; Metroplex Service Welding and Excel Welding & Industrial.
Key Executives: Peter McCausland, executive chairman; Michael Molinini, president and CEO; Robert McLaughlin, CFO; Andrew R. Cichocki, president – Airgas USA, LLC; Pamela J. Claypool, Senior Vice President, Human Resources; Robert A. Dougherty, Senior Vice President and CIO; Leslie J. Graff, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development; Robert H. Young Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Airgas (NYSE: ARG) operates in several segments, including pipeline & bulk, packaged gases, welding hardgoods, safety PPE and other MRO. About 13 percent of its sales are safety products, which has been a growth target for the distributor.

Airgas has more than 500 safety specialists integrated into its national network of nearly 800 locations. Safety product categories sold include clothing, environmental, ergonomics, head, eye and face protection, fire equipment, fall protection, first aid, footwear, gloves, hearing protection, monitors and calibration equipment, respiratory protection and area protection.

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