Airgas Partners with MacEwen Petroleum Inc. to Distribute AiRx Diesel Exhaust Fluid in Canada

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced it is partnering with MacEwen Petroleum Inc., Maxville, Ontario, to distribute Airgas AiRx Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in Canada.  MacEwen has over 35 years of experience as a leading supplier of petroleum products to a variety of customers, including retail, wholesale, commercial and residential markets.  Through their "C-Store" brand, they are also a leading convenience store operator.  Airgas AiRx DEF is certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and is used in diesel engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce harmful diesel exhaust pollutants and comply with EPA clean air regulations.

"We are confident that with Airgas as our dedicated supplier, MacEwen can grow to become the leading distributor of DEF in Canada" said Allan MacEwen, President of MacEwen Petroleum Inc. "Their reliability of supply and vast distribution network makes Airgas an excellent partner."

"MacEwen has a long track record of success and, together, we can effectively and efficiently serve the Canadian market," said Jeff Lewis, Business Manager for Airgas Specialty Products, the Airgas company that markets AiRx. "Our companies share a commitment to growing this business and we look forward to this new partnership."

Available in a variety of package sizes ranging from one-gallon containers to bulk trailers, Airgas AiRx is supplied to truck stops, fuel retailers, private fleets, and lubricant/fuel distributors nationwide.

With more that 5,000 vehicles, Airgas maintains one of the largest private truck fleets in the country and uses Airgas AiRx Diesel Exhaust Fluid in all of its trucks with SCR technology.

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