Airgas is one of the largest distributors of industrial, medical and specialty gases and safety supplies to the industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a staff of more than 13,000 employees. It operates over 1,000 branch locations, cylinder fill plants, production facilities, specialty gas laboratories and regional distribution centers. Airgas offers a variety of safety products, such as bandanas, caps, sweatbands, disposable and chemical clothing, winter liners, safety glasses, welding helmets and eyewear accessories. The company also offers monitors and calibration equipment, welders and accessories, cutting tools, industrial brushes, abrasives, coatings and paints, medical regulators and dental nasal masks. In addition, it offers a variety of handling, delivery and storage options. Airgas has been operational since 1982 and maintains a location in Germantown, Wis.