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Encore Welding and Industrial Supply: Investments with Immediate Payback

   Startup Independent Distributor Takes Off in California Gas deliveries for Encore Welding and Industrial Supply in Signal Hill, California started just a couple of years ago and within the company’s first year of operations, its supplier of filled cylinders no longer could keep pace with orders. Last April the company’s new fill plant was completed and the marketplace for industrial and other gases couldn’t be happier.
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WestAir Gases & Equipment: Filling Quality and Accuracy Automation Keeps WestAir on Top of Biotech Market.

  Automation Keeps WestAir on Top of Biotech Market. Recent years have seen U.S. based WestAir Gases & Equipment invest mightily in new technology to fulfill its mission of providing quality products and exceptional service to their customers.  The primary end-use market driving WestAir’s efforts is Southern California’s wildly active biotech industry. For years the firm served that market from its facility in El Cajon, CA. Primary products include liquid nitrogen and UHP helium and nitrogen, as well as argon and other spec gases. But by the early 2000s WestAir had outgrown that facility and clearly needed to upgrade. “The El Cajon plant was operating 10 to 12 hours/day to keep up with production, giving us little to no chance of continuing to grow with the market,” said Romesberg. “When we decided to upgrade our capabilities, we looked for technology that would allow us to double our production.”
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Industrial Source: The Continuing Evolution

Focused on Value for their Customers. Oregon’s largest independent welding equipment and gas supplier, Industrial Source, headquartered in Eugene, OR, is on a mission to be “a relationship-based company delivering exceptional customer service and value.” According to their risk and distribution manager Steve Baker, that mission is paying big dividends. It all started with their new fill plant and analytical lab at its location in Portland, OR.
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Koehler: Simple Math Drives Distributor's Entry into Gas Filling

    Look out southern Indiana, there’s a new gas filler in town. Koehler Welding and Supply, a leading supplier of welding, maintenance/repair and other industrial products since 1929, now has expanded their services to include high-pressure-gas and liquid-cylinder filling.
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Holston Gases: Benchmarking Uncovers Best Practices

                   Holston Gases has been family owned and operated for well over 50 years, serving customers from 25 locations in four states. “Our mission is simple; To take care of our customers in the timeliest fashion possible,” stated Robert Parsons, Holston’s Operations Manager. “That strategy covers distribution in industrial, medical and specialty gases.”
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Linde: Specialty Gas Automation Next Generation Analytical Processing

  Filling, Testing and Now: Automated Sampling at Linde’s New Specialty Gas Facility The recently completed 4000-sq.-ft. addition to Linde’s 35-yr.-old production facility in Hammond, IN establishes the firm’s foothold in U.S. production of specialty gases. When the new spec-gas facility launched production in February 2014, plant manager Jack Taylor told local media: “This new facility melds perfectly with Linde’s goal to be a total gas supplier, and reinforces our commitment to our independent distributor network.”
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General Air makes the Right Move at the Right Time.

    Automation, backed by workmanship and commitment to quality, secures a bright future for Colorado distributor.
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nexAir: Innovation On Time and Within Budget

  A New Hydrogen Fill Facility Takes Shape. For years nexAir had been growing their hydrogen business organically, but the volumes were not enough for them to commit to the capital necessary for a new Hydrogen Fill Facility. After performing a deeper analysis of their true costs they identified an annual freight expense to ship hydrogen into the area in excess of $80,000. Armed with this information nexAir sought out a knowledgeable partner to work within the design, installation and long term support of the program. They turned to Weldcoa.
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Gas & Supply: Strategic Growth Enabled by Automation

  Mapping the Road to Successful Growth The United States economy grew 1.9% in 2013, a decrease from the 2.8% growth rate in 2012. However, economic growth on a state-by-state level has been dramatically different than the country as a whole. Oklahoma, for example, experienced GDP growth of 4.2% in 2013.  
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Cee Kay Supply Increases Purity, Accuracy and Consistency

One of Missouri’s Largest Independent Distributors Invests in a State-of-the-Art Fill Plant Cee Kay Supply’s history with automated cylinder filling dates back to 1997, when the St. Louis, MO, independent gas and welding-equipment supplier installed its first fill plant. Fast forward to 2014 and that semi-automatic island, updated with an equipment retrofit in 2005, had lost much its ability to perform reliably and consistently. Quality control had become an ongoing challenge, cross contamination a pesky, daily hurdle. Something had to change.
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