Airgas Purchases Southern Welding, Alpena

Arigas' acquisitions for 2007 are now at 10 worth $140 million.

Airgas, Inc. said Monday that it has purchased Southern Welding Supply, Inc. and Alpena Supply Co. These transactions bring the number of acquisitions for fiscal 2007 to 10, with acquired sales of $140 million.

Alabama-based Southern Welding Supply is an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with $15 million in revenue.

Airgas Great Lakes will integrate the Welding Division of Alpena Supply and its Northern Michigan Welding Supply affiliate, which have $4 million in annual revenues.

The plumbing, heating and pipes, valves and fittings (PVF) division will stay with Alpena.

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