Keen Compressed Gas Co., a supplier of welding equipment, welding supplies and industrial, medical, speciality and cryogenics is celebrating 100 years in business.

The Delaware-based company was coined by Stanly Keen in 1919 as an auto part supply store under the name, Keen Auto Parts. In 1934, the auto parts business was sold, and the company began its focus on gases and welding supplies.

100 years on and the family run business is celebrating history and success as a third-generation business with 14 branch locations and 115 employees.

“We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the past 100 years,” said Bryan Keen, President of Keen Compressed Gas.

“It has not always been easy, but we have worked hard and adapted as the times have changed. We have been fortunate to have a great family of employees who have shared our vision and work ethic over the years.” 

“There is no great satisfaction than running your own business and we plan to keep it going into our second millennium.”

To celebrate the company’s 100th birthday, Keen will host a 100th Year Celebration Open House and Trade show event on 17th, 18th and 19th October at the company’s New Castle, Delaware facility.

The celebratory event will host a number of seminars and demonstrations from companies such as Lincoln Electric, Hypertherm and Miller Electric, and will provide attendees with great learning and network opportunities.