Airgas buys distributor Fitch, terms not disclosed

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Posted: Dec 01, 2009 5:31 PM

Specialty gas distributor Airgas Inc. said Tuesday it acquired Fitch Industrial & Welding Supply for an undisclosed amount.

Airgas said Fitch is an industrial gas and welding supply distributor with three locations in Oklahoma and one in Wichita Falls, Texas. It said Fitch is based in Lawton, Okla., and reported more than $10 million in revenue in 2008. The company has 39 employees.

Airgas said the three Oklahoma branches have been integrated into its Airgas Mid-South division, and the Texas business is now part of Airgas Southwest.