Atlanta, GA-based LifeGas, a company of The Linde Group, has acquired Sky Oxygen Inc.’s medical business.
Sky Oxygen, Carnegie, PA, is a third-generation independent gas and welding supply distributor, serving the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
LifeGas acquires two of Sky Oxygen’s locations in Akron, OH, and Erie, PA. LifeGas is also operating from Sky Oxygen’s Carnegie location to service the greater Pittsburgh area. Seventeen Sky Oxygen sales and operations associates will be joining LifeGas.
Mike Walsh, president of LifeGas, said: The addition of Sky Oxygen’s medical gas business significantly strengthens our supply chain in the eastern U.S. … Our expanding product and service lines are being well received by customers and employees on both sides of the merger.”
LifeGas specializes in providing medical gases and gas-enabled solutions to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, emergency management services and home healthcare providers with service to over 1,000 hospitals and home care providers.
The Linde Group is a global gases and engineering company with 50,000 employees in 100 countries and sales in the 2007 financial year of EUR 12.3 billion (USD$18.7 billion).