Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, announced that it has earned recognition as Supplier of the Year for 2013 by ChemicoMays, a Michigan-based chemical management firm. The recognition is Chemico’s highest supplier rating and is awarded to only one supplier each year.

Airgas was selected from Chemico’s more than 800 suppliers to receive the recognition because of its excellent customer service, history of consistently meeting and exceeding cost savings targets, and dedication to helping Chemico achieve its goals during three years as a supplier.

“Of Chemico’s diverse supplier base, there are many outstanding corporations. Airgas distinguished themselves through top-notch service, their ongoing commitment to excellence in supply quality, and consistent support for progressive initiatives,” said Keith Yost, Director of Business Operations for Chemico. “We value our strong and growing partnership with Airgas. They constantly work to strengthen our supply chain and our ability to support our customers. I look forward to our continued success together and congratulate Airgas on being named Chemico’s Supplier of the Year.”

Airgas provides Chemico with a wide range of industrial and specialty gases used in the company’s special chemical and industrial paint services provided to the manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, and education industries throughout North America.

“We are honored to be named Chemico’s Supplier of the Year for 2013,” said Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer Michael L. Molinini. “It’s very exciting when Airgas is recognized by our customers for our innovative solutions and reliable service, because our associates strive for excellence in those areas each and every day.”