J. F. Ahern Co. has recently purchased the assets of Airgas North Central’s Fire Services Division. The two parties plan to consummate the transaction on February 1, 2011.
J. F. Ahern
Co.has recently purchased the assets ofAirgasNorth Central’s Fire Services Division. The
two parties plan to consummate the transaction on February 1, 2011. The fire
equipment business includes 40 employees, who Ahern plans to hire as part of
acquisition allows Ahern to increase the reach of its fire equipment sales and
service business, while enabling Airgas to focus on its core operations of
distributing industrial, medical and specialty gases, along with related
equipment and supplies.
established fire equipment supplier serving a similar geographic region, Ahern
plans to continue to provide exceptional service to existing Airgas clients.
Ahern is a licensed and authorized distributor for many fire equipment
manufacturers and suppliers, including Amerex, Ansul, Brooks, Fenwal, Getz
Manufacturing, JL Industries, Kidde, Larsen Products, and more, which is
congruent with the product line acquired from Airgas.
will maintain a strong customer focus throughout the execution of this
acquisition,” commented Facility Services Executive Vice PresidentBob
Fischer. “We are committed to providing a seamless transition,
delivering unwavering dedication to clients’ needs, and identifying areas we
can offer customers additional value.”
North Central is one of 12 regional companies within the Airgas Inc.
distribution business. Airgas, through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S.
distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as
welding equipment and supplies, and safety products.