Airgas announces the opening of a new retail location in Lincoln to meet the gases, welding, and safety equipment needs of area businesses. Establishing a Lincoln retail location has long been an important goal for Airgas.  The new building, located at 4016 Progressive Avenue, is designed to meet the needs of  local clientele while providing the space and flexibility to expand and meet future demand.

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 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, the fifth largest producer of atmospheric merchant gases in North America, and a leading distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants and ammonia products.

Airgas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter McCausland founded the company in 1982. Through more than 400 acquisitions and internal growth, Airgas has built the largest national distribution network in the U.S. packaged gas industry.

For more information about Airgas, please visit or contact the Lincoln Store at (402) 466-3235.