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Airgas Acquires Yakima Welders Supply and Adirondack Compressed Gases, Inc.

Airgas announces the acquisition of Yakima Welders Supply and Adirondack Compressed Gases, Inc. effective April 1, 2022. These transactions will enable a step-change improvement in capabilities and service reach to key markets in Eastern Washington and Central New York, respectively. Airgas will be closer to current and new customers in the area, including metal fabrication, construction, healthcare, and life science markets. In addition to a complete offering of industrial, medical, and specialty gases in all modes of supply, our Yakima location will continue to sell a full range of argon, CO2, oxygen, and nitrogen in South Central Washington, and our Utica location will continue to focus on our medical customers in that geography.

With these acquisitions, Airgas has welcomed several new associates to proudly serve customers in the respective areas and develop their own careers at Airgas.

Airgas’ acquisition activity continues to be a key growth pillar for the company, with these two acquisitions adding to the additional ten acquisitions that have taken place over the past two years, marking 520 acquisitions in Airgas’ 40 year history. Within the past two years, Airgas has welcomed nearly 120 new team members through acquisitions to the Airgas and Air Liquide family.

Mike Eatmon, Senior Vice President – Airgas Corporate Development, commented: “Our commitment to acquisitions continues to be a critical piece of our overall strategy. Airgas’ strong track record of effectively integrating businesses into our organization makes Airgas an attractive partner to those businesses seeking a compelling path forward for their employees and customers.”

Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,000 associates, over 1,400 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel.

As an Air Liquide company, a world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations.

For more information, please visit airgas.com.

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