Memphis-based nexAir, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the United States, has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co., Inc.

The distributor for welding and medical equipment, gases and safety supplies has locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Alabama. The transaction is expected to close at the end of the month and Welders Supply and its employees will join nexAir’s Alabama operations effective 2nd March.

“The team at Welders Supply has a long history of great customer service in central and south Alabama, and we look forward to carrying on that tradition in the years to come,” said Kevin McEniry, CEO at nexAir. “We’re anxious to welcome our new team members and enhance product offerings for customers of both companies in this area.”

The acquisition expands nexAir’s Alabama footprint to further its reach into central and south Alabama, and grants new customers access to the company’s seasoned industry expertise. In addition to its knowledge of industrial and specialty gases and welding supplies, nexAir brings expertise in automation trends and the latest welding procedures.

“We look forward to becoming part of the nexAir team and helping to ensure our customers continue to receive the products, equipment and supplies they need,” said Cad Beale, President at Welders Supply. “We are excited for our customers and employees to benefit from the experience and offerings nexAir will bring to our area.”

nexAir will spend the coming weeks converting the Welders Supply facilities to nexAir branches and implementing nexAir’s culture of safety and efficiency across the area.