Materials Science

Airgas makes 500th acquisition

Airgas, an Air Liquide company and US supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding technologies, and safety products, recently acquired the assets and operations of Weiler Welding Company. This transaction marks the 500th acquisition in Airgas’ 36-year company history.

Weiler Welding Company is a full-service industrial gas, beverage gas and welding supply business. Headquartered in Moraine, Ohio, Weiler services Southwestern Ohio and Southwestern Indiana through six locations. Weiler’s 70 associates will join the Airgas team.

Weiler Welding Company marks Airgas’ 500th acquisition since the company was founded in 1982. For over 36 years, Airgas has successfully acquired and integrated companies’ operations and associates to create an industry-leading distribution network in the US serving a diversity of customers. This, combined with capital investments, has provided Airgas with the expansion opportunities to drive profitable growth.

Pascal Vinet, CEO of Airgas and member of the Air Liquide group’s Executive Committee, said, “This 500th acquisition is consistent with Airgas’ development model aimed at strengthening its network and proximity with local customers. We are very happy to welcome Weiler Welding Company’s employees to Air Liquide and look forward to continuing to provide excellent service to our new customers.”