Airgas (ARG) Q2 2012 Earnings Call October 27, 2011 10:00 am ET Executives Robert M. McLaughlin - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Peter McCausland - Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Executive Committee R. Jay Worley - Vice President of Communications & Investor Relations Analysts Jeffrey Hung - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division Robert Koort - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division Christopher Perrella Mark R. Gulley - Ticonderoga Securities LLC, Research Division Ryan Merkel - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division Steven Schwartz - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division Edward H. Yang - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division David J. Manthey - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division Peter Cozzone - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good morning, and welcome to the Airgas Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded at the request of Airgas. [Operator Instructions] For opening remarks and introductions, I will now turn the call over to the Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations, Jay Worley. Please go ahead. R. Jay Worley Good morning, and thank you for attending our second quarter earnings teleconference. Joining me today are: Peter McCausland, Chairman and CEO; and Bob McLaughlin, Senior Vice President and CFO. Our earnings press release was made public this morning and is available on our website as are the teleconference slides. To follow along, please go to airgas.com, click the Investors shortcut at the top of the screen, and go to the Earnings Calls and Events page.