Airgas Enhances Equipment Rental and Service Offering with Acquisition of Texas-Based D&D Power, LLC

  Airgas Enhances Equipment Rental and Service Offering with Acquisition of
  Texas-Based D&D Power, LLC

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- December 27, 2012

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), the largest U.S. supplier of industrial, medical,
and specialty gases, and related products, today announced that Red-D-Arc,
Inc., an Airgas company, has acquired D&D Power, LLC, a Texas-based equipment
rental and services business which provides mobile power generation and light
towers, as well as preventative maintenance and other services, to the oil and
gas exploration and production industry. D&D Power generated annualized
revenues of approximately $25 million in calendar year 2012.

“We’re very excited about the addition of D&D Power’s rental equipment and
services business to Airgas’ integrated product and service offering,” said
Airgas President and CEO Michael Molinini. “When combined with Red-D-Arc’s
rental welder business and Airgas On-Site Safety Services, and complemented by
the full breadth of Airgas’ gases and hardgoods products, services, and
expertise, our value proposition to customers in oilfield services,
construction, and other energy-related markets has never been stronger.
Red-D-Arc welcomes 53 D&D employees in La Vernia, Decatur, and Big Lake,
Texas, and Jal, New Mexico to the Airgas family. ”

“All of us at D&D Power are pleased that the legacy we started will continue
and grow with Red-D-Arc and Airgas,” said D&D Power CEO Pam Huffman.
“Red-D-Arc played a key role in helping us grow our business. Now customers
will have all the resources of Red-D-Arc and Airgas in addition to what D&D
Power provided.”

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's
leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods,
such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S.
producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading
producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest
U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier 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
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Airgas, Inc.
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Investor Contact:
Barry Strzelec, 610-902-6256
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