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  • #2
    Yes they are

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    • #3
      They dont have much stock for TIG and i dont like how they are unwilling to refill customer owned tanks.

      But why do you think they are failing?

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      • #4
        They will refill your tank if you can wait about 6 weeks. They will send it out to a main plant to refill. This is a corporate thing that is hurting them. I know longer will deal with them for anything I need except gas. My other supplier wont refill the tank I bought from them because it says airgas.

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        • #5
          Airgas is a failing enterprise

          Their TIG selection IS terrible, couldn't agree more. The Airgas near me doesn't stock ceriated tungsten at all. Come on folks

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          • #6
            sounds like you boys out west dont have the support that we have in the east, most airgas suppliers here are fairly well stocked, or what i should say, is, stocked, the next day when they can get supplies from another store, as with any business, they carry the minimum, and have access close by for supplies. i really dont like dealing with the corporate big boy,, it is not the same as the indy lws.

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            • #7
              Airgas is a failing enterprise

              Airgas suc*s near me, North East NJ. They have a low supply of nothing I need. They charge Hazmat on everything. I only use them for gas

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              • #8
                I have to agree - not a favorite supplier... I do use them for all gas unless i run out on a job and its closer to another supplier, i have brought every size and make of tank to them and never had them question anything as far as filling it goes , just roll a filled one out and its done.

                Far as pricing goes - higher than most places , but almost never have to order anything unless its A odd item. There stock is good and the manager is good about keeping what i need in stock or having it there for me if i want to experiment with something new.

                NOW - as far a the upper management and the accounting dept. they are SORRY - thats putting it nice. Locally the employees are real good , but thats where it stops.

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                • #9
                  Air gas has pulled up stakes in Atlanta.
                  Greg

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                  • #10
                    It might be failing to the little guy but big business loves it. They don't mind paying more for something brought to the door and dropped off. I see the Airgas truck every Fri bringing pallets of wire, and hundreds of bottles of gas and a new welder every now and then. Nothing slowing down there...Bob
                    Bob Wright

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                    • #11
                      My 2 cents

                      Big or small, they fail to offer a quality service expected of a larger company that this industry requires. Why doesn't Miller start a subsidiary to support the companies that purchase their machines?!?
                      I'm sure plenty of you received a mass email from the president of Miller asking how they can improve.
                      Start serving your customers beyond the purchase of the machine. Supply them with quality wire, gas, safety, abrasives and consumables. Choose the best manufacturers from each and carry them.
                      Miller may be going into competition with some of there customers, but I've seen this business model work before.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Electric4Life View Post
                        Big or small, they fail to offer a quality service expected of a larger company that this industry requires. Why doesn't Miller start a subsidiary to support the companies that purchase their machines?!?
                        I'm sure plenty of you received a mass email from the president of Miller asking how they can improve.
                        Start serving your customers beyond the purchase of the machine. Supply them with quality wire, gas, safety, abrasives and consumables. Choose the best manufacturers from each and carry them.
                        Miller may be going into competition with some of there customers, but I've seen this business model work before.
                        Airgas is a horrible company. If Miller gets into bet with them it will be a sad day indeed.
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                        • #13
                          Airgas is a failing enterprise

                          I have to agree just on the service and quality that i get at purity. I was a lot more impressed with them than any of the services i received from airgas here in michigan.

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                          • #14
                            Airgas closed down here.
                            The independent LWS has friendly service, but doesn't carry much of anything beyond gas. I tried getting them to order about $500 of rod, but I couldn't see spending $60 more versus buying online (and not burning any fuel since it gets delivered to my door).

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                            • #15
                              Airgas just bought the local supplier for the DFW area in texas
                              metroplex service weld supply.

                              As much as i dont like them, I don't think they are a failing enterprise.

                              My salesman told me nothing will change, will see.

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