The industrial gas community is a labour-intensive sector, nevertheless Airgas was recently recognised for significant job creation by the State Department of Commerce.

“We congratulate Airgas on its growth and commend the company’s selection of downtown Tulsa as the location for its expanded operations. We thank Airgas for its continuing commitment to the Tulsa area,” said Mike Neal, President and CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber. “Airgas is part of a strong legacy of quality employers who are making a significant contribution to our region’s future.”

We have a long and successful history as an employer in this area. The Tulsa workforce is a great source of talented and dedicated administrative professionals…

Terry Lodge, Central Division President Airgas USA LLC

Last week, The Oklahoma Department of Commerce, through the Tulsa Metro Chamber, articulated approval of a Quality Jobs application from Airgas, Inc. The industrial gas company plans to create approximately 130 new jobs in the Tulsa region, with most of the jobs being created during 2012.

“When considering locations for a new BSC, Tulsa was a logical and attractive choice,” said Terry Lodge, Central Division President, Airgas USA, LLC. “We have a long and successful history as an employer in this area. The Tulsa workforce is a great source of talented and dedicated administrative professionals, which is something we need in supporting Airgas’ business operations from the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana through Oklahoma and Kansas to the borders of Idaho and Montana. The new BSC is part of the backbone which makes Airgas the industry leader and our commitment to local service possible.”

“We welcome Airgas as a new downtown neighbour… this is not just another business coming to Tulsa,” Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett said. “This is a significant symbol that reflects the strong job creation momentum we have in the region.”