Washington, DC  20549

                                 FORM 8-K

                              CURRENT REPORT

                    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of
                    the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

             Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):
                               July 29, 2002

                               AIRGAS, INC.
          (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                       1-9344                      56-0732648
_______________            ________________________        _________________
(State or other            (Commission File Number)        (I.R.S. Employer
jurisdiction of                                            Identification No.)

                 259 North Radnor-Chester Road, Suite 100
                          Radnor, PA  19087-5283
                 (Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (610) 687-5253

Item 5.  Other Events.

   On July 29, 2002, Airgas, Inc. reported its earnings for its first
quarter ended June 30, 2002, as described in the press release attached as
Exhibit 99 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits

(a)  None

(b)  None

(c)  Exhibits.

       99 - Press Release dated July 29, 2002


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant and Co-Registrants have duly caused this report to be signed
on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

AIRGAS, INC.                         AIRGAS EAST, INC.
(Registrant)                         AIRGAS GREAT LAKES, INC.
                                     AIRGAS MID AMERICA, INC.
                                     AIRGAS NORTH CENTRAL, INC.
BY:  /s/ Robert M. McLaughlin        AIRGAS SOUTH, INC.
     Robert M. McLaughlin            AIRGAS GULF STATES, INC.
     Vice President & Controller     AIRGAS MID SOUTH, INC.
                                     AIRGAS INTERMOUNTAIN, INC.
                                     AIRGAS NORPAC, INC.
                                     AIRGAS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & NEVADA, INC.
                                     AIRGAS SOUTHWEST, INC.
                                     AIRGAS WEST, INC.
                                     AIRGAS SAFETY, INC.
                                     RUTLAND TOOL & SUPPLY CO., INC.
                                     AIRGAS CARBONIC, INC.
                                     AIRGAS SPECIALTY GASES, INC.
                                     NITROUS OXIDE CORP.
                                     PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
                                     RED-D-ARC, INC.
                                     AIRGAS REALTY, INC.
                                     AIRGAS DATA, LLC

                                     BY: /s/ Robert M. McLaughlin
                                         Robert M. McLaughlin
                                         Vice President

                                     ATNL, INC.

                                     BY: /s/ James S. Ely
                                         James S. Ely
                                         Vice President and
                                         Quality Control Officer

DATED:     July 30, 2002