Airgas Inc. acquired Pain Enterprises Inc., a producer and distributor of dry ice and carbon dioxide throughout the Midwest. The Bloomington, Ind.-based business served the food and beverage industry, industrial and chemical manufacturers, and other markets.

Airgas has integrated the Pain business into its Airgas Carbonic and Airgas Dry Ice operations. Included in the integration are bulk liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing plants in Hopkinsville, Ky., and Riga, Mich.; a dry ice manufacturing plant in Muscatine, Iowa; and 17 bulk liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice distribution depots in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.