Wisconsin Welders Supply Company History
We are Welders
Before Mount Rushmore permanently changed the face of granite rock and Route 66 connected Chicago to Los Angeles, George Uhlir was born. He was destined to build the welding supply company we now know as Welders Supply. He opened the first Welders Supply in 1938 in Beloit, Wisconsin.
This was just in time for the massive influx of welding demand for supplies during WWII. America's factory output was twice that of all the Axis Nations during WWII – thanks in part to amazing American welders, like you.
George Ulhir was a well-known and respected welder with a lot of industry experience, so it made perfect sense for him to start a welding superstore that offered the best welding products on the market.
Welding Fact: Gas tungsten arc welding was invented in 1942 and was used to weld fighter planes during WWII.
We Know Welding Supplies Because We are Welders
Today, the business George Ulhir started is a dependable source of top-quality welding products and expert technical support throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. What once was one small office in Beloit, Wisconsin is now 5 stores strategically located across Wisconsin and Illinois.
Over the years, more sophisticated metal joining and cutting processes were developed and our customer base expanded. In addition to traditional metalworking customers, Welders Supply Company now serves a diverse array of industries including chemical, medical, construction, food processing and vocational schools.
The company has grown consistently -- always focusing on quality in the manufacturers we represent and the value-added services we provide. Independently owned, Welders Supply Company has capable, responsible employees able to respond effectively and promptly to the needs of our customers.
Our pricing is simply the best on the market. It’s so good that we set the pricing standard for the whole industry. Our service is outstanding and our commitment to your success is paramount.