Airgas acquires two companies

By Plant Engineering Staff January 6, 2006

Airgas, Inc. has acquired Oxygen Service Company, Inc., headquartered in Macon, GA with four other locations in central and southern Georgia. In a separate transaction, it also acquired Alabama Cylinder Gas, Enterprise, AL. The six locations, which had more than $7 million in annual sales during the past year, have been integrated into Airgas South, one of the 13 regional companies within Airgas.

“We are delighted to welcome about 35 Oxygen Service associates to the Airgas South team,” said Jay Sullivan, president of Airgas South, headquartered in Kennesaw, GA. “Duell Stone, president and CEO of Oxygen Service, has built a strong, customer-focused company over the past dozen years and we are pleased that he and the other owners have decided to sell to Airgas.”