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Airgas’ Advanced Fabrication Technologies Group to Exhibit at FABTECH 2014

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Airgas, Inc. (NYSE:ARG) , one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as welding gases, consumables, and equipment, and related products, today announced that its Advanced Fabrication Technologies group will attend and exhibit at FABTECH 2014 (Booth #C1334), November 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

“FABTECH is an excellent venue for us to showcase the products and services we provide, aimed at enhancing customers’ competitive edge in their own markets,” said Jeff Cass, Airgas Vice President – Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication Markets.

Airgas welding and fabrication experts will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss robotic cutting and welding systems as well as the new Miller(R) Live ArcTM Welding Performance Management System which combines simulator and live arc welding into one easy-to-use system. The exhibit will also highlight innovative systems available for rent or lease through Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas company. Red-D-Arc will also display its Modular Fit-Up Bed for Thin Wall Cans, featuring a proprietary new design that allows for automated fit up of light-wall vessels from 3/16″ to 3/8″ wall thickness.

Airgas experts will also present featured demonstrations and information on improving welding efficiency based on Airgas’ Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding program. The program focuses on assessing the economics of customer welding processes to determine where savings in time and money, as well as enhanced product quality, may be achieved.

“Our Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding program has been successful in helping metal fabrication customers achieve their bottom-line goals: increased profitability through improved productivity,” said Cass. “We look forward to discussing this program with FABTECH attendees so that they, too, can better understand and control the hidden costs of welding.”

Additionally, representatives will discuss and demonstrate new conveniences and capabilities available through Airgas’ recently launched e-Business platform and Airgas.com website, as well as the newly updated web capabilities of Red-D-Arc.com.

“Since launching in July and September respectively, the new Airgas.com and Red-D-Arc.com websites have been providing customers with an improved digital experience, including the ability to transact, check product availability, manage accounts, and much more, all online and through mobile devices,” said Ron Stark, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Airgas. “Through the updates to Red-D-Arc.com, our metal fabrication customers are able to access our extensive inventory of welding and cutting equipment for sale, rent, and lease, as well as the expertise of our sales team anywhere and at any time. We are excited to share these new capabilities at FABTECH 2014.”

Additional information on Airgas’ metal fabrication products and offerings is available at the Airgas exhibit (Booth #C1334) during FABTECH. Registered FABTECH attendees who visit the Airgas exhibit will be entered to win an Apple iPad or a $200 gift card. One iPad and five gift cards 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 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 more information, please visit www.airgas.com.

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