Founder Richard Bennett created Weldcoa to support his Gas & Welding Distributorship, Benster Welding, in 1968. We have been supporting the Cylinder Gas Industry ever since. Richard Bennett was not an engineer, he was an inventor. Weldcoa was his “Mad Scientist” shop where he experimented with America’s very first Palletized Cylinder Transportation System. From there, Weldcoa has grown into an A to Z supplier of cylinder transportation, storage, and filling.
Maynard "Bud" Klotz, Vice President and Co-Owner of Weldcoa
“We have a deep bench of industry professionals who filled cylinders, delivered cylinders and who actually worked with the equipment we design. That is a huge distinction between us and our competitors. Companies recognize our value because our results are not only immediate, but also long term.”
Today Weldcoa’s patented automated systems are considered the Global Leader in both Next-Step Technology and Long-Term Reliability. Weldcoa’s patented Pallet System has grown into the most widely used system in North America.
The Association of Independent Welding Distributors (AIWD) The American Welding Society (AWS)
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC)
The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) The Linde Distributor Association (LDA)
The Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO) The International Oxygen Manufacturers Association, Inc. (IOMA)
Sonny Knotts, Manager of Operations and Production, Norco, Inc.
Tom Elliott, Owner of A-OX Welding Supply Co.
Mike Zeilman, Sales/Operations Manager for S.J. Smith's Decatur, IL location
Steve Hodges, Project Manager for B&J Welding Supply in Midland, Texas