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Airgas Launches New, Renovated Website

Airgas announced that the newly renovated Airgas website is the first step of the much larger initiative to create one of the most robust set of eBusiness capabilities not just within the gas industry, but within the entire industrial distribution marketplace.

"We view this channel as vital to the future success of Airgas as the Internet has forever changed the way companies conduct business and its use has dramatically increased among our customers. So we will begin to make it easier for customers and prospective customers to find information about Airgas and our extensive product and service capabilities. We will also begin to provide better ways for them to manage their accounts and transact business with us."

Below is a screen shot of the new site:

Moving Forward

The newly renovated Airgas website is just an interim step toward the future of Airgas online. The renovations do not change the underlying technology of the website. That will take new software and new technologies, but it does begin to address some of the primary issues with the current web presence, including its look, feel and navigation.

"Until we launch the new site, we will continue to make improvements to the content and functionality of "Renovation". Some of those changes will create challenges that will require us to make modifications to our processes in order to compete more effectively online. We will need to work together to establish standard processes so that our customers get the same information online that they have become accustomed to finding on other sites, including updated order and delivery notifications, product availability and online pricing, to name a few. We will also be working to develop and launch new capabilities in the areas of mobile phone and tablet support and, eventually, integrating our eBusiness efforts with social media. "

All of this will take several years to complete, and Airgas will engage BIOCOM members as they move forward to determine the path and the capabilities that are most essential to support members. Please take a moment to visit the new website at www.airgas.com


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Jackson and Blanc Project Highlight: Campus Pointe

Jackson & Blanc is currently installing a project for the new Fitness Center at Campus Pointe. This center will be quite energy efficient with a green roof, a Daikin Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) system and a new DDC control system. J&B has been installing more and more of these VRV systems as they gain popularity for their very high efficiency and effectiveness at regulating comfort in multiple zones throughout a building.

This 12,000 square foot site (snapshot below) is split into 13 zones with a mixture of exposed and hidden ductwork. With the control system in place, this fitness center will be able to take advantage of San Diego's world class climate by bringing in fresh air during temperate months to avoid the energy consumption of mechanical cooling.



In addition to the mechanical work, Jackson & Blanc has also installed all of the plumbing for this project. The various low flow water closets and shower heads will further reduce the impact this facility has on the environment. Sheet metal foreman, Mark Grimm, and pipe fitter foreman, Nate Mack, are doing an excellent job working with general contractor DPR and owner Alexandria Real Estate to make this project a success.

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Why Choose Avenue C by Canteen?

Avenue C is a self-checkout vending market for Canteen clients that is innovative, convenient and adaptable. It replaces your current vending program and can be open whenever you are. Avenue C is powered with the latest in cashierless technology, ensuring a convenient, secure transaction every time.

1. Delicious, Healthful Products That Your Employees Will Crave

Avenue C supplies products that your employees and clients want including premium, organic and more healthful options. Dynamic Merchandising, their proprietary system, tailors their product mix to meet client tastes.

2. Cutting-Edge, Secure Technology

Backup system ensures your market never goes down. Inventory system allows users to shop while Avenue C services the market.

3. Consistent, Beautiful Buildouts, Built to Suit Your Environment

Avenue C looks and feels the same no matter where it's located because of Canteen's nationwide coverage. They offer the widest breadth of buildout options, based on the size of your location and available space.

Benefits include:

Increased product variety

Snacks & sundries without the labor expense

Self-checkout with multiple payment options

A secure system that ensures your employees' information is protected

Loyalty programs to support healthy choices


Contact Kimberly Corbo today to see how you can get Avenue C at your office!

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Office Depot Now Offers Tree Frog Paper

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Premier Suppliers



Premier Suppliers

Contact/Email

Phone

Aer Travel Gil Saidy

858.455.5773

Airgas Joe Maier

760.744.1472

Barney and Barney Bob D'Angelo

858.587.7159

BioSurplus Pari Kazeminy

858.550.0800 x232

Canteen San Diego Kimberly Corbo

760.419.7787

Charles River

Christi Norton

858.483.8455

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies James Hoang

619.525.8072

Enterprise Holdings Bryn Weller

619.205.5906

Innovative Lease Services Andrew Nere

508.224.5530

Mission3 Dirk Beth

866.297.2841

Monitor Liability Managers David Aller

847.806.6590 x502

Office Depot Donna Kimball

858.352.0452

PR Newswire Jane Booth

858.720.0337

Prudential Cleanroom Services Patrick Bihn

213.364.0848

Pure Water Barbara Jarvis

619.564.8500

RetirementDNA Dan Dubois

858.551.4015 x840

Sharp Business Systems Dale Wedge

619.258.1400

Shred San Diego Joey Rohr

619.523.5500

Tech Depot Pete DiGennaro

888.707.7040 x7334

VWR International Melanie McRae

858.361.6518

UPS Jeff Walsingham

619.954.5403

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