Founded in 1982, Airgas Great Lakes is a distributor of various gases. It provides industrial, medical and specialty gases in addition to safety and welding products, tools and hardware, gas equipment and related goods. It offers a variety of gases, including acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, propane and alternate fuel gases. Its additional products include dry ice, process chemicals, refrigerants and abrasives. It operates through a network of suppliers, distributors, dealers and retailers. The company also provides various services that include products distribution, technical assistance, infrastructure management and logistics support services. The company has more than 600 branches and distribution centers. It has one of its regional headquarters located in Bedford, Ohio.