Posted December 19, 2012

Airgas makes four acquisitions

Airgas has acquired four businesses with combined annual revenues of approximately $20 million.

Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

U.S. Welding & Safety Supply Co., with operations in Miami, specializes in the distribution of welding equipment and welding-related hardgoods, such as consumables. U.S. Welding joined Airgas USA, LLC's South region effective Dec. 3.

Industrial gas and welding supply distributors Rebel Welding & Industrial Supply Inc., with operations in Vicksburg, Miss., and Tallulah, La., and Sadler Welding Products LLC, with operations in Dothan, Eufaula, and Troy, Ala., and Panama City, Fla., joined Airgas USA, LLC's South region effective Dec. 3 and Dec. 17, respectively.

Rochester Welding Supply Corp., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with operations in Rochester and Manchester, N.Y., joined Airgas USA LLC's Northeast region effective Dec. 17.

"Each of these businesses has a history of outstanding customer service and enhances Airgas' position in its respective area," said Les Graff, Airgas senior vice president - Corporate Development. "We welcome all of our new associates to the Airgas family and look forward to providing our new customers with the most complete offering of products, services, and expertise in the industry."

Since the beginning of its fiscal year, Airgas has acquired 12 businesses with aggregate annual revenues of approximately $39 million.