Airgas recently announced the acquisition of CFC Refimax, LLC, a leading full-service refrigerant supplier and reclamation company based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The business, which has about 50 employees, mostly based in Atlanta, generated about $21m in annual sales in 2006.

Refimax has been integrated into Airgas Specialty Products, a leading national distributor of ammonia products and services, various process chemicals, and refrigerants.

Chuck Broadus, president of Airgas Specialty Products said: $quot;This acquisition will advance our strategy to expand our refrigerants business and to broaden our product offerings and capabilities.$quot;