Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., is pleased to announce that Roberts Oxygen, Rockville, MD has joined the Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. ENABLE Distributor Program.

$quot;This Enable Program is a new step in developing the ongoing relationship between our two companies. We look forward to prolonged specialty gas growth and believe our company synergies will continue to create a win-win situation,$quot; says Chris Hopwood, sales manager, Global Specialty Gas & Equipment Group, Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

David Mason, vice president of Operations, Roberts Oxygen goes further saying, $quot;We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Matheson for many years. This new level of commitment on Matheson Tri-Gas' part will help us develop our markets more effectively.$quot;

Roberts Oxygen has been serving the Mid-Atlantic United States region since 1966 as a local distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, cryogenic gases and equipment, welding equipment and supplies, with 33 locations. Roberts Oxygen says it has now selected the ENABLE Distributor Program to ensure it can expand its capabilities and service to meet its customer's expanding needs.

The ENABLE Distributor Development Program was designed to offer the Independent Distributor a complete line of service offerings, which range from basic sales training and marketing support up to design and installation of a high purity specialty gas fill plant. Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. continues to stay on target with this program and has signed on a total of 23 distributors as of February.