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Airgas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hard goods. The company operates through two segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. The Distribution segment offers industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hard goods, such as welding equipment and related products, consumables and equipment, safety products, construction supplies, and maintenance, repair, and operating supplies. It offers atmospheric gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, and argon; helium; hydrogen; welding and fuel gases, such as acetylene, propylene, and propane; carbon dioxide; nitrous oxide; various gases; special application blends; and process chemicals. This segment also rents gas cylinders, cryogenic liquid containers, bulk storage tanks, tube trailers, and welding-related and other equipment. The All Other Operations segment produces carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide; distributes refrigerants, and anhydrous and aqua ammonia; and provides technical and refrigerant reclamation services. The company markets its products and services through various sales channels, including branch-based sales representatives, retail stores, strategic customer account programs, telesales, catalogs, e-business, and independent distributors. It serves various industries, including manufacturing and metal fabrication; non-residential construction; life sciences and healthcare; food, beverage, and retail; energy and chemical production and distribution; basic materials and services; and government and other industries. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Dubai, and European countries. Airgas, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

16,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/29/14
Founded in 1982

airgas inc (ARG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $862.8K
Founder, Executive Chairman and Member of Exe...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $470.5K
President of North Division
Total Annual Compensation: $329.8K
President of Airgas USA LLC
Total Annual Compensation: $296.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

airgas inc (ARG) Key Developments

Airgas, Inc. Presents at 2014 US Basic Materials Conference, Dec-11-2014 11:45 AM

Airgas, Inc. Presents at 2014 US Basic Materials Conference, Dec-11-2014 11:45 AM. Venue: Four Seasons, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Andrew R. Cichocki, President of Airgas USA LLC.

Airgas Mulls Acquisitions

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE:ARG) is looking for acquisitions. Peter McCausland, Executive Chairman of Airgas said, "I'll do the acquisitions. We are primarily focused on our core business, if you haven't, I mean, everyone knows that. That's where we put all our money and that's our primary interest, in acquisitions. We have invested in some very successful adjacencies, and in each of those adjacencies there are opportunities. But they are not huge in the scheme of things. So I would imagine that, I mean, it wouldn't surprise me if 80% or 90% of the dollars that we spend for acquisitions over the next five years would be in our core business".

Airgas, Inc. Plans to Build Liquid Hydrogen Plant in Calvert City, KY

Airgas, Inc. announced plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant in Calvert City, KY. The new facility is targeted to be on-stream in the summer of 2016 with the capacity to produce ten tons per day of liquid hydrogen for use in a wide range of customer applications, including electrical power generation; the production of metals, glass, chemicals, and food products; and emerging applications for hydrogen-powered fuel cells. The liquid hydrogen plant will neighbor Airgas' new air separation unit (ASU), announced in May 2014 and expected to be on-stream in the spring of 2016. The ASU will supply tonnage oxygen and nitrogen via pipeline to Westlake Chemical Corporation, as well as produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon for the region's merchant bulk gas market.


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