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Airgas Holds Job Fair to Staff Positions at New Business Support Center in Tulsa

More than 60 Openings in Accounting and Administrative Services to be Filled

RADNOR, PA and TULSA, OK - February 13, 2012 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), with support from the Tulsa Metro Chamber and Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett, today announced it will hold a job fair to fill more than 60 positions for the Company's new Business Support Center (BSC) in downtown Tulsa. The job fair is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Wyndham Hotel, 10918 E. 41st Street.

The new BSC will operate out of a 58,000 square foot office space at 110 W. 7th Street in Tulsa. Slated to open in March 2012, the BSC will provide accounting and administrative services for Airgas' Central Division, one of four divisions that make up Airgas' distribution business. Additional information on open positions can be found on the company's recruiting website:

"Associates at our Tulsa BSC will play a vital role in supporting Airgas' business operations in 16 states throughout the central U.S.," said Terry Lodge, Central Division President, Airgas USA, LLC. "We know that there are many talented and hardworking professionals in the Tulsa area and we look forward to meeting potential candidates who are interested in joining our team. We encourage anyone who has experience or interest in a posted position to attend the job fair and learn more about a future with Airgas."

"We are thrilled by Airgas' commitment to bring quality jobs to the Tulsa region," said Mike Neal, President and CEO of the Tulsa Metro Chamber. "We commend this tremendous company for expanding its operations here. I am confident that the skilled workforce in northeast Oklahoma will provide highly-qualified candidates to fill positions with this growing company."

"The Tulsa area continues to attract new investment across diverse sectors and is a national leader in many factors associated with economic development," said Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. "This is due in a large part to quality employers, such as Airgas, who are demonstrating a continued commitment to Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma."

About Airgas, Inc.
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), 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 a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, and a leading U.S. distributor of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. 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. For more information, please visit

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