Airgas Mid South is a manufacturer and supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases. It offers welding, shielding and cutting gases, as well as safety products. The company also provides industrial tools and supplies. Airgas Mid South offers welding equipment on a rental basis. It serves customers through more than 60 locations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, northern Texas, Missouri, northern Louisiana and western Tennessee. Airgas Mid South has a staff of over 900 individuals. 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.