Airgas Celebrates New Specialty Gas Facility in Tooele, Utah
May 05, 2015 at 16:30 PM EDT
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, today celebrated the opening of its new 20,000 square foot specialty gas facility in Tooele, Utah with a ribbon cutting ceremony and guided tours of the building. The state-of-the-art facility will provide a critical link in the supply chain for high-purity and precision-blended specialty gases used in research and commercial laboratories, environmental monitoring, and manufacturing.
Patrick Dunlavy, Tooele City Mayor, and representatives from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, joined Airgas associates, including Michael L. Molinini, Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer, and customers to celebrate the new facility.
Made possible in part by a post-performance Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) incentive awarded by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the new facility will contribute to the economic vitality of the region by bringing 25 full-time jobs to Tooele County and strengthening the manufacturing industry within the state.
“By expanding our specialty gas footprint in Utah, we are able to increase our capacity to serve our customers throughout the Western states, while also investing in and bringing jobs to the region,” said Michael L. Molinini, Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer. “Airgas is very proud to be joining the community of Tooele, and we look forward to successful partnerships with the residents, businesses and civic associations of the region for many years to come.”
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. Approximately 17,000 associates work in more than 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through e-Business, 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 www.airgas.com.