Airgas South is a distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and related equipment. It serves customers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. The company has more than 100 branch locations, over 10 industrial plants and specialty gas laboratories. It is a part of Airgas, which is one of the largest distributors of welding supplies, safety products, and industrial, medical and specialty gases in the United States. Founded in 1982, Airgas has a staff of nearly 10,000 individuals in approximately 1,000 locations that include cylinder fill plants, production facilities and regional distribution centers.