Murray Hill and New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., July 31, 2014 -- Welders Supply Company, a Linde LLC distributor, will be hosting an open house at its new sales branch in Rockford, Illinois. The Beloit, Wisconsin-based distributor recently opened its new branch to serve the rapidly growing demand for its products in Northern Illinois.
Welders Supply’s Rockford branch is located at 3485 Brick Drive. The open house will take place on Wednesday, August 6, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Ed Mueller, co-president of Welders Supply Company, said, “Since we began operating in 1938, Welders Supply has been a top quality source of welding products and gases, as well as expert technical support throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. We’re really excited about our new Rockford location because it brings us closer to many of our current customers and the many new customers coming on board who enjoy service from a family owned company.”
In addition to traditional metalworking customers, Welders Supply serves customers in the chemical, medical, construction and food processing industries. The company also has branches in Big Bend and Burlington, Wisconsin.
Bob VanKirk, head of key customers and distributors for Linde North America, said, “Welders Supply Company has been a loyal distributor for over 75 years. Linde is proud to have supported their growth through our long, successful relationship. We wish them the best of luck in their new Rockford location.”
As a member of the Linde Distributor Association (LDA), a buying group sponsored by Linde, Welders Supply will have several of its vendor-partners on hand to showcase the latest developments in welding and cutting equipment, consumables and gas applications. Linde personnel will also be at the open house to demonstrate the properties of liquid nitrogen which, at minus 321 degrees F, is used in a variety of cooling and cryogenic applications.
“Anyone who joins us at the open house will be very impressed with the range of products and applications they’ll see all in one day,” said Mueller.
In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 16.655 bn (USD 23.1 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
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