Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) member Lampton Welding Supply (LWS) has announced it has added Wilbanks Welding Supply to its family of companies.

The acquisition of Wilbanks will expand LWS’s position in the Tulsa market.

In a statement, LWS said, “We believe in the strength and service commitment of independent distributors. By joining our teams we will continue to offer quality products and service in the Tulsa market and surrounding areas. We appreciate and value our business relationships and look forward to our continued partnership with our current suppliers.”

Wilbanks has been in operation in the Tulsa market for 34 years, supplying their customers with quality products and service. The company’s location will be closed and directed to any of the three LWS branches in the area.

LWS was officially started on 1st October 1946 by Marcel L Lampton in his garage in Wichita. After two temporary locations, the company built its permanent home in 1952 at 601 N. Washington in Wichita. As the business grew they added more team members and currently have 103 members of staff.

LWS distribute compressed gases, welding equipment and supplies and industrial machines and supplies.