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Specialty gas distributor



said Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of Houston-based Aeriform.

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Aeriform is an independent distributor with 29 locations in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Kansas. The acquired business employs about 240 people and has annual sales of about $65 million, the Radnor, Pa.-based company said.

"Airgas and Aeriform people have worked to make this transition a smooth one for customers and employees," the company said. "We welcome the Aeriform associates, who are joining our Airgas regional companies. We also look forward to welcoming Aeriform customers, and to offering our new customers a broader product range to meet their gases, welding and safety product needs."

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