A local Janesville Airgas branch 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 Janesville 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 Janesville branch was built in 2011 as part of an expansion of The Encompass Group, which joined the Airgas family in 2013. As part of the Encompass acquisition, the Janesville Airgas location merged with the Janesville Encompass Branch to form the current team. The Janesville branch serves customers in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, with a customer base primarily consisting of heavy manufacturers in the trucking, agricultural and fuel tank industries.
Airgas senior leaders visited the Dresser Drive 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 branch associate received a personalized award ring commemorating the achievement.