Airgas celebrates 25 years of acquisitions


Airgas today celebrates its silver anniversary year in corporate acquisitions.

Airgas Chairman and CEO Peter McCausland founded the company, then known as U.S. Airgas, with the acquisition of Connecticut Oxygen Corporation (Connox) on February 23, 1982.

He is still active in the company today and is delighted to reach 25 years of growth. Speaking about the anniversary he said, $quot;$quot;With more than 350 acquisitions successfully completed in 25 years, today we’re celebrating the past, present, and future of Airgas.$quot;

McCausland had first looked at the $3.5 million industrial gas distributor in 1981 while serving as general counsel for the U.S. operations of Messer Griesheim, the German industrial gas company.

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