Praxair acquires Welders Industrial Supply


Praxair Distribution, Inc. has acquired Welders Industrial Supply, LLC of Pasadena, Texas, an independent distributor of industrial and specialty gases, welding equipment, supplies and related services.

Founded in 2009 by Ernest W. ‘Cotton’ Speed III, WIS supplies customers in the greater Houston, Texas area.

The company operates from a newly constructed retail and cylinder filling plant facility in Pasadena, Texas. The company has approximately $4m in annual revenue and 10 employees.

The WIS acquisition follows Praxair Distribution’s acquisition of Houston-based independent distributors Texas Welders Supply Company and National Alloy in December and August 2011, respectively.

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