Airgas to Showcase Analytical and Life Science Labs at PITTCON 2008
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259 No. Radnor-Chester Rd.
Radnor, PA, 19087
Press release date: March 3, 2008
RADNOR, PA - March 3, 2008 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), the largest U.S. distributor of specialty gases and equipment, will highlight its "Engineering the Right Solutions" approach at the 2008 Pittsburgh Conference (PITTCON) being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA from March 3-6.
The new customer-focused initiative concentrates on engineering customized solutions to the needs of analytical and life sciences laboratories, leveraging Airgas' broad range of solutions in specialty gases, high-purity gases, precision blends, liquid nitrogen, bulk gases and safety equipment.
To provide customers a hands-on opportunity to experience the "Right Solutions" program, the Airgas booth at PITTCON (#2755) will feature an analytical laboratory on one half of the display and a life science laboratory on the other.
"At Airgas, engineering the right solution for a customer is not simply about delivering molecules, products, and equipment," said Jim Muller, senior vice president for specialty gases and life science. "Finding the right solution means working one-on-one with our customer, leveraging our expertise and experience in specialty gases and life sciences, and constructing a program designed to solve the complex problems the customer may face."
According to Muller, Airgas has practiced this service philosophy for years, but formally introduced the theme to illustrate the range of engineering solutions it can now offer to its customers. Customers can now take advantage of teams that specialize in the design and installation of custom engineered laboratory gas management equipment and cryogenic storage repositories.
"Airgas has gathered together an incredible team of professionals, which we can bring to customers throughout our national infrastructure," said Muller. "We are looking forward to displaying these capabilities at PITTCON."
Airgas will also be hosting six technical suites in seminar room 33 located near its booth. Additional information on the technical suites, as well as on Airgas' specialty gas product, service and equipment offerings, will be available at Airgas booth #2755.
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 one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, the largest liquid carbon dioxide producer in the Southeast, and a leading distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants, and ammonia products. More than 14,000 employees work in over 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also distributes 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.
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Airgas, Inc. 259 N. Radnor-Chester Road Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087 tel: (610) 687-5253 fax: (610) 687-1052
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