Airgas, Inc. : Oilind Safety Becomes Airgas On-Site Safety Services
05/07/2012| 09:05am US/Eastern
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that Oilind Safety, Inc. has
changed its name to Airgas On-Site Safety Services, Inc. Airgas acquired
Oilind Safety, which provides safety equipment rentals and safety
management services, in 2008 and it has been one of Airgas' fastest
growing businesses over the past two years with 18 branches in the Mid
Western and Western U.S.
"We are very proud of the Oilind Safety brand and its heritage of more
than 40 years of protecting workers," said Rusty Coker, President -
Airgas On-Site Safety Services, Inc. "However, we have found that many
customers were unaware of our affiliation with Airgas, Inc. and
therefore didn't realize the scope of services available to them."
Airgas On-Site Safety Services is an Airgas company focused entirely on
serving the on-site safety equipment and safety management service needs
of customers. With stand-alone branches and service centers on location
at customer sites, Airgas On-Site Safety Services provides breathing air
equipment, monitors, fall protection, safety training and inspections,
as well as safety equipment maintenance and repair. The resources of the
Airgas family of companies include more than 15,000 employees and
approximately 1,100 locations across the U.S., including distribution
and walk-in branches, cylinder fill plants, air separation units,
specialty gas laboratories, and hardgoods distribution centers.
"With our portfolio of safety equipment and services and the access we
can provide to bulk and cylinder gases, welding and cutting equipment
and supplies, and tools, it is our desire that Airgas On-Site Safety
Services will quickly become the brand of choice in the energy
exploration and drilling markets, as well as the refining and
petrochemical industries we serve," Coker added.
Oilind customers are reminded to continue to place orders for products
and services by contacting the same Oilind Safety location and the same
Oilind Safety representatives used today.
About Airgas, Inc.
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. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100
locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty
gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also
markets its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and
telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a
competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information,
please visit www.airgas.com.
Barry Strzelec, 610-902-6256
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