Airgas Acquires Two Oxygen Service Companies

Airgas Inc., Radnor, PA, ($2.4 billion in 2005 revenues) has acquired Oxygen Service Company Inc., Macon, GA, with four other locations in central and southern Georgia. In a separate transaction, Airgas also acquired Alabama Cylinder Gas with one location in Enterprise, AL.

The six new locations, which together had more than $7 million in annual sales in the past year, have been integrated into Airgas South, one of the 13 regional companies within Airgas.

Airgas South, headquartered in Kennesaw, GA, operates more than 50 locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Airgas Inc. through its subsidiaries is a distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and related hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas has 10,000 employees in about 900 locations including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers.

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