Airgas buys Nordan Smith

April 5, 2012

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has announced the purchase of Industrial Welding Supplies of Hattiesburg LLC, a Mississippi-based distributor of Nordan Smith brand industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related supplies.

Airgas bought the business with operations spread over 17 locations in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. Six of the locations will be included in Airgas' Mid South region, serving customers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, northern Texas, Missouri, northern Louisiana, western Tennessee, and northwest Mississippi. The remaining 11 locations will be included in the South region, which provides services to customers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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