Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. has been awarded GSA (General Services Administration) contract status, allowing any Federal Government affiliated company to purchase the company’s Specialty Gases Equipment at the most favourable customer rates.

Effective from July 2008 through to July 2013, the contract status will also enable Matheson Tri-Gas to build its business with Government sites.

GSA Schedules offer customers direct delivery of millions of state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial supplies and services at volume discount pricing. All customers, even those in remote locations, can order the latest technology and quality supplies and services, conveniently, and at most favored customer prices.

GSA Schedules also offer the potential benefits of shorter lead-times, lower administrative costs, and reduced inventories.

Rick Kowey, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager of Matheson Tri-Gas stated, “We are pleased to be able to offer the GSA customers our world class specialty gas equipment at our most favorable customer pricing.$quot;

$quot;This contract will also help Matheson Tri-Gas build its business with Government sites and allow us to continue to be the number one source for specialty gas equipment.”