Meritus Gas Partners has entered into a new partnership with Mitchell Welding Supply.

Described as the “clear next step” in Mitchell Welding’s evolution, the move will see both companies expand their resources, networks and expertise to accelerate business growth.

Headquartered in Terrell, Texas, Mitchell Welding is an independent distributor of industrial gases, welding and safety supplies. Meritus Gas Partners is a packaged gas distribution platform which was form in January last year (2021).

Financial terms of the transaction between the duo were not disclosed.

Rodney Wray, President of Mitchell, said, “Our father Benson Mitchell and his brother-in-law James Briggs founded and grew the Mitchell business on the basis of honest and fair business practices and superior customer service.” 

“That steadfast commitment to integrity and exceptional service was passed down to my sister Jane and me. We have continued to grow Mitchell based on those tenets and as a result, are proud of the loyalty we have earned from a terrific group of dedicated employees and customers.”

Jane Lucas, Vice-President of Mitchell, added, “We are excited to become a part of this national federation of strong companies and are energised about the future of Mitchell. 

“As a partner of Meritus, we gain access to the professional resources, network and expertise of a larger organisation which will help accelerate our business growth and expand our service offerings to our customers. We look forward to learning from and growing with our partners at Meritus through the sharing of best practices while also leveraging vendor relationships and customer leads.”

As gasworld reported last year, Meritus intends to assemble a national federation of high-quality independent distributors of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and welding and safety supplies, located in diverse geographies and serving growing end-markets across North America.

Scott Kaltrider, Chairman of Meritus, added, “Mitchell is a premier distributorship in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which is one of the top five industrial gas and welding markets in the US.”

“The business has a long history of consistent growth, especially over the last few years despite the economic challenges and supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. Its track record of growth is a testament to the leadership’s and employees’ commitment to superior customer service.”

“We look forward to further investing in the Mitchell business, expanding its capabilities and infrastructure and growing its geographic footprint to further capitalise on the tremendous growth opportunities the Dallas-Fort Worth market offers.”