Memphis-based nexAir has announced the acquisition of Moore Oxygen Supply, a Georgia-based supplier of industrial and medical gases and welding supplies.

nexAir began servicing Moore Oxygen Supply customers as of the transaction closing on 14th July.

Kevin McEniry, nexAir’s CEO, said, “Both nexAir and Moore Oxygen Supply are multi-generation, family owned companies and we understand the importance of providing the highest quality of service. We welcome our new customers to the nexAir family and look forward to enhancing the product offerings for all customers in the region.”

Founded in LaGrange, Georgia, in 1965, Moore Oxygen Supply served hundreds of customers in Western Georgia and Eastern Alabama with industrial, medial and specialty gases as well as welding supplies and bulk liquid gas.

nexAir will spend the coming weeks working with its new customers to ensure a smooth transition of services and implementing nexAir’s culture of safety and efficiency across the expanded area.

New customers will be granted access to the company’s seasoned industry expertise in industrial and speciality gases, welding supplies, automation trends and the latest welding procedures.

Third-generation, family-owned nexAir has grown to become one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the country.

The acquisition strengthens the company’s footpring in the south eastern US, where nexAir already operates several branches. Earlier this year, nexAir acquired the helium and industrial gas business segment o Volunteer Fire Extinguisher Co, a fire safety services company in East Tennessee.