Airgas South Adds Six Locations in Georgia and Alabama through Acquisitions.

Airgas, Inc. announced that it has acquired Oxygen Service Company, Inc., headquartered in Macon, GA with four other locations in central and southern Georgia. In a separate transaction, Airgas has also acquired Alabama Cylinder Gas with one location in Enterprise, AL. The six locations, which had more than $7 million in annual sales during the past year, have been integrated into Airgas South, one of the 13 regional companies within Airgas.

'We are delighted to welcome about 35 Oxygen Service associates to the Airgas South team,' said Jay Sullivan, president of Airgas South, which is headquartered in Kennesaw, GA and operates more than 50 locations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

'Duell Stone, president and CEO of Oxygen Service, has built a strong, customer-focused company over the past dozen years and we are pleased that he and the other owners have decided to sell to Airgas,' added Sullivan. He noted that the acquired locations in Macon, Warner Robins, Dublin, Milledgeville and Valdosta in central and southern Georgia will enhance Airgas' ability to serve customers.

'We are also proud to welcome the ACG associates, including Nelson Hooper, who co-founded ACG with Ronnie Harrison more than 30 years ago. Nelson will serve as our new branch manager in Enterprise, AL,' added Sullivan.