December 7, 2004
Airgas Inc. has acquired A&R Welding Supply Inc., an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif. The two branches now operate as Airgas West.
Three brothers, Dave, Tom, and Tim Erbstoesser, founded A&R nearly 20 years ago and built it to a business with more than $4.5 million in annual sales. All three and 15 other employees have joined Airgas West.