Springfield Branch Wins Airgas’ National Branch of the Year Award

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A local gas, welding and safety distributor has earned the National Branch of the Year award from its company, Airgas, an Air Liquide company. Selected among more than 900 Airgas branches across the country, the Springfield, OR branch was selected as one of four national branches of the year, an award in its 15th year celebrating excellence in customer service, safety and financial performance. 

The Springfield team of four associates – including management, drivers and sales representatives – had success in building sales with the customer base while enduring changes after a long-term employee retired. 

The Springfield branch opened in 1987 and joined the Airgas family through the Littrell Welding Supply acquisition in 1988. This branch serves the eastern portion of the Eugene/Springfield market including the University of Oregon and manufacturing customers.

Airgas senior leaders visited the Main Street branch in August to celebrate the branch’s success and personally congratulate associates. The branch received a National Cylinder Branch of the Year trophy made from a platinum-coated cylinder. Additionally, each plant associate received a personalized award ring commemorating the achievement. 

This friendly group goes above and beyond in the region to meet customers’ needs and to work as a team for the common good. Collectively, they strived to learn from each other and support one another which ultimately lead to the most successful year-to-date for the branch. They  help customers manage inventory of gases, welding materials and safety supplies, and share Airgas’ deep expertise in advanced fabrication, food processing, supply chain logistics and safety, which is why they are being named with this prestigious award.

AIRGAS BRANCH: 1908 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477

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