Airgas Named Global Supplier of Excellence for 2013 by Eastman Chemical Company

  Airgas Named Global Supplier of Excellence for 2013 by Eastman Chemical

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- July 31, 2014

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial,
medical, and specialty gases, and related products, today announced that it
has earned recognition as a Global Supplier of Excellence for 2013 by Eastman
Chemical Company, a Tennessee-based specialty chemical company. The
recognition is Eastman’s highest supplier rating and is awarded to 21 of the
company’s top suppliers from around the world.

Airgas was selected from Eastman’s more than 6,500 global suppliers to receive
the recognition for consistently delivering high quality products and services
and proven dedication to strengthening Eastman’s efficiencies and competitive

Airgas supplies Eastman with a wide range of industrial, specialty, and bulk
gases as well as hardgoods related to welding and cutting. These products are
used in the company’s chemical services throughout the U.S., including
scientific testing, maintenance, process component fabrication, and instrument

“Of Eastman’s many suppliers from around the world, Airgas has earned the
status assigned to our top, most valued suppliers,” said Willie Frye, Global
Sourcing Manager for Eastman. “Eastman thanks Airgas for their excellent
service to help Eastman continue to be competitive in today’s marketplace.
Airgas is truly a valued partner and we congratulate them on being named a
Global Supplier of Excellence.”

“We are honored to be named an Eastman Global Supplier of Excellence for
2013,” said Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer Michael L. Molinini.
“Our associates dedicate themselves to helping our customers achieve
excellence in product and operations, and it’s very satisfying to be
recognized for our efforts. We look forward to our continued successful
partnership with Eastman.”

Airgas associates accepted the honor during a ceremony on July 16 in
Kingsport, TN.

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 16,000
associates 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
e-Business, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong
local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For
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