Airgas' Advanced Fabrication Technologies Group to Exhibit at FABTECH

Company to Provide Welding and Cutting Expertise and Analysis to Attendees

RADNOR, PA – Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) and its group of Advanced Fabrication specialists will exhibit at FABTECH 2013, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, Monday, November 18 through Thursday, November 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Airgas welding and fabrication experts will be on-hand to present featured demonstrations and information on improving welding efficiency based on Airgas' Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding program.

"Our Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding program has been very successful with metal fabrication customers in assessing the economics of their processes and focusing on where they can save time and money and improve product quality," said Jeff Cass, Airgas Vice President - Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication Markets. "We're excited to bring a snapshot of that training to our FABTECH exhibit, and look forward to showing attendees how they can better understand and control the hidden costs of welding."

The Airgas booth will also display induction heating systems and automated cutting and welding systems, available for rent, lease or purchase through Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas company. Attendees will be able to participate in demonstrations of a robotic welding cell as well as Airgas' AcuVend™ Weighstation and Tool Crib vending machines, which dispense a variety of welding and safety products and are part of the complete Airgas supply chain management solution.

Representatives will also be on-hand to discuss Red-D-Arc's new location in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. "This new location makes it easier for our customers to access Red-D-Arc's mechanized cutting sales, retrofit and service offerings," said Dale Ward, Director of Automation for Red-D-Arc Welderentals. "We are eager to share with FABTECH attendees this important step in bringing additional expertise to our network of mechanized oxy fuel and plasma systems service and support teams."

Additional information on Airgas' metal fabrication products and offerings is available at the Airgas exhibit (Booth #1174) during FABTECH. Registered FABTECH attendees who visit the Airgas exhibit will be entered into a drawing to win a Microsoft Surface. One tablet will be given away each day of the show.

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 e-Business, 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

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