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):
                                 May 13, 2003

                                 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 May 13, 2003, Airgas, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors
declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share to be paid on
June 30, 2003 to shareholders of record as of June 13, 2003, as described
in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by

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

(a)  None

(b)  None

(c)  Exhibits.

  99.1 - Press Release dated May 13, 2003


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

                                            AIRGAS, INC.


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

DATED:     May 14, 2003