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Red-D-Arc Welderentals, a unit of Airgas, Inc. (ARG - Analyst Report), will exhibit several new products and services at the International Trade Fair in Essen, Germany. The Trade Fair, which will be presented by the German Welding Society, starts on Sep 16 and will continue for six days.

The trade show is a comprehensive platform for the joining, cutting and surfacing as well as the latest technologies for the global market. Airgas will be demonstrating welding positioners, manipulators and turning rolls. It will unveil some weld automation products including an Automated Cladding System and Anti-Drift Rotators. Airgas will also disclose Tank Growing Line which will offer fast and easy alignment of cans while assembling multi-cylinder applications through independent rollers.

These products have unique features that cover the overall project requirements of customers. The products are available for sale, lease and rent through Red-D-Arc’s global distribution network.

Red-D-Arc will also provide a team of engineers offering weld process recommendations as well as set up of equipment optimizing reliability, functionality and productivity of customers.

Airgas is well positioned for growth on its strategic initiatives such as sales and marketing alignment with customers, SAP and the associated benefits, total access and eBusiness, as well as renewed focus on day-to-day selling and customer service.

Airgas is also optimistic on the long-term prospects for the U.S. manufacturing and energy industries as well as nonresidential construction. Its unique value proposition and less challenging platform also bode well for long term growth.

Based in Pennsylvania, Airgas, through its subsidiaries, distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases as well as hardgoods in the U.S. The company also markets its products and services through e-business, catalog and telesales channels.

Airgas currently retains a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks with favorable Zacks rank in the diversified chemical industry include Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT - Snapshot Report), Eastman Chemical Co. (EMN - Analyst Report) and WD-40 Company (WDFC - Snapshot Report) with each holding a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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