The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) selected Airgas National Welders as their Large Business Innovative Performance of the Year for 2008. Airgas National Welders was awarded this distinction for its innovation in developing design solutions for safe, high-capacity, and high-flow cylinder pallet delivery systems. To DLA's customers, these pallet delivery systems are known as High Pressure Cylinder Assemblies (HPCAs). The customized cylinder pallets are capable of transport in a variety of modes, such as aboard aircraft, suspended underneath aircraft, or on trucks. The Company built, filled, and delivered the pallets for DLA Energy Support Centerís use in overseas deployments, and was selected as a recipient of the performance award from a pool of thousands of suppliers.