Airgas, Inc., an Air Liquide company and the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, today announced that it has recently acquired the assets and operations of Monroe Welding Supply, Inc. and Clark Industrial Supply, Inc., both effective June 1, 2016. Airgas has completed 22 acquisitions since June 1, 2015.
Monroe Welding Supply, based out of a single location in Monroe, Louisiana, is a gas and welding distributor that generated $13.6 million in sales in calendar year 2015. Monroe’s 32 associates will join the Airgas Mid South Region.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Clark Industrial Supply is a gas and welding distributor founded more than 30 years ago. Clark’s seven associates will join the Airgas Northern California and Nevada (NCN) Region. Clark Industrial Supply generated nearly $3 million in sales in calendar year 2015.
Andrew Cichocki, Chief Operating Officer of Airgas, said: “We are pleased to welcome the associates and customers of Monroe Welding Supply and Clark Industrial Supply into the Airgas and
Air Liquide families. Growth through acquisition has always been a core strategy and competency for Airgas, as evidenced in the nearly 500 acquisitions we’ve completed since our inception in 1982. Now, as a part of Air Liquide, Airgas remains committed to continuing to pursue acquisition opportunities in key markets to help realize the full potential of the newly combined company.”
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