Airgas: 1Q Sales Grow 14%
Airgas, Inc., Radnor, PA, U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding, safety, and related products, reported sales of $773 million in the first quarter, up 14% over the same period a year ago.
Total same-store sales were up 9%, with hardgoods up 10% and gas and rent up 9%. Industrial production, energy, and non-residential construction continued to exhibit strong demand.
Airgas, through its subsidiaries, is a U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also a distributor of safety products, a producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, a liquid carbon dioxide producer, and a distributor of process ...