American Welding & Gas (AWG) has acquired Sexton Welding Supply.

With locations in Huntsville, Alabama, Hollywood Alabama and Tullahoma, Tennessee, Sexton Welding Supply is a distributor of industrial medical gasses and safety supplies.

Jason Krieger, President and CEO of AWG, said, “Today we are honoured to welcome the family and employees of Sexton Welding Supply Company to our family at AWG.”

“For over 50 years, the Sexton family and their team have built a strong presence and impeccable reputation in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. Combined, we are well-positioned for continued growth and expansion in the region.”

Joel Sexton, Vice-President of Sexton Welding Supply, said, “Other companies have approached us in the past, but when AWG initially contacted us with their interest, things felt different, more familiar to where we came from in the beginning.” 

“We did not decide to sell Sexton Welding Supply and Sexton Safety Shoe—we decided to sell Sexton Welding Supply and Sexton Safety Shoe to AWG. That is an important distinction. AWG has profound respect for the customer relationships and culture we have built and taken to the market and for our incredible team.

“AWG is not buying Sexton for our individual components, but for the whole. We believe we can move faster and with more impact by leveraging AWG’s scale and resources.”