Airgas Inc. on September 20 announced it has signed a three-year extension to its safety products supply agreement with The Boeing Company, representing $19 million of revenue in the first year of the contract. Airgas is the primary provider of safety and industrial-hygiene products for Boeing.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with The Boeing Company,” said Patrick Visintainer, Airgas senior vice president for materials and multi-sector markets. “Our relationship with Boeing goes back more than 15 years and includes Airgas being recognized as one of Boeing’s top suppliers in past years with Boeing Performance Excellence Awards. This three-year contract extension underscores Airgas’ commitment to providing the right safety solutions and the best value for Boeing.”

As a leading maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplier, Airgas has developed a strategic organization focusing on specific market segments in order to fully understand customer challenges and provide custom-tailored solutions. Airgas market segment leaders work with account managers and teams within 12 Airgas regional organizations and more than 850 branch locations nationwide to provide the right solutions for a broad array of industries. The Airgas strategic accounts group and Airgas Safety are working together to meet the needs of The Boeing Company.

About Airgas Inc.
Airgas, through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, the largest liquid carbon dioxide producer in the Southeast, and a leading distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants, and ammonia products. More than 14,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also distributes its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base.