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.

The auto parts business was sold in 1934, and the company began its focus on gases and welding supplies.

After 100 years, Keen is celebrating history and success as a third-generation business with 14 branch locations.

“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.”

The family owned business has grown massively over the past 100 years, and now has approximately 115 employees which it thinks of as extended family.

To celebrate the company milestone, Keen will be host one day celebratory events at each of its locations.