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Airgas Acquires Weiler Welding Company, Inc.

Date: 02 May 2018

Airgas, Inc., an Air Liquide company and the supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding technologies, and safety products, announced that it recently acquired the assets and operations of Weiler Welding Company, Inc., effective April 30, 2018. The acquisition marks the 500th in Airgas’ 36-year company history.

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Weiler Welding Company is a full-service industrial gas, beverage gas and welding supply business. Headquartered in Moraine, Ohio, Weiler Welding Company services Southwestern Ohio and Southwestern Indiana through six locations. Weiler’s 70 associates will join the Airgas Great Lakes Region.

Pascal Vinet, Chief Executive Officer of Airgas, said: “We look forward to continuing to offer the excellent service that Weiler Welding Company customers have come to expect and are proud to welcome Weiler Welding Company’s associates into the Airgas and Air Liquide families.”

Jim Weiler, President of Weiler Welding Company, said: “The joining of these two companies will create tremendous value for our associates and our customers. Weiler Welding Company appreciates Airgas’ customer-centric and employee focused culture. We feel that this culture will foster opportunities for our associates and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers as a part of Airgas.”

Weiler Welding Company marks Airgas’ 500th acquisition since the company was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of Connecticut Oxygen. Over 36 years, Airgas has successfully acquired and integrated companies’ operations, customers, and associates to create an industry-leading distribution network in the U.S. This, combined with strategic capital investments, has provided Airgas with the expansion opportunities to drive profitable growth.

Andy Cichocki, Chief Operating Officer of Airgas, said: “Airgas is proud to mark the 500th acquisition since our inception in 1982. Growth through acquisition has always been a core strategy and competency for us and we remain committed to pursuing acquisition opportunities in the years to come.”