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Airgas Supports Operation Homefront
On June 11, 2008 – Airgas, Inc. announced its pledge of $300,000 to Operation Homefront. The charity supports America’s soldiers by providing emergency assistance and moral support to the families left behind when troops are deployed and to wounded service members when they return home. Airgas has also set a goal to hire 100 veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, we offer our “Welding 101” course to any veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan service who is interested in a career in welding. Airgas associates nationwide have become involved in local activities and fundraisers to support Operation Homefront.
Certified Medical Gas Specialists
Airgas medical gas production facilities are registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and our medical gases are carefully monitored to make sure they meet all FDA requirements for traceability and purity. All gravimetric scales are calibrated with NIST-certified weights to assure blend accuracy of our calibrated standards.
Recognition for Excellence
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 Center’s use in overseas deployments, and was selected as a recipient of the performance award from a pool of thousands of suppliers.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, and a leading U.S. distributor of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals.

Airgas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter McCausland founded the company in 1982. Through approximately 400 acquisitions and internal growth, Airgas has built the largest national distribution network in the packaged gas industry. More than 14,000 employees work in more than 1,100 locations includes branches, cylinder fill plants, production facilities, specialty gas laboratories, and regional distribution centers to serve a diversified customer base. Airgas markets through multiple channels, including its own branches and outside sales force, a Strategic Accounts Team focused on large customers, distributors and resellers, telesales, catalog and eBusiness channels.

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