Thompson Brothers acquires Denison Welding Supply
(October 19, 2016) – Thompson Brothers Welding & Industrial Supply has formally announced the completed acquisition of Denison Welding Supply, with locations in Chanute and Fredonia.
A regional distributor of welding supplies and industrial gases serving southeast Kansas since 1948, Thompson Brothers officially purchased the Chanute and Fredonia operations in June in a deal with long-time business owner Howard Alger. Rick Thompson, President of Thompson Brothers, said his company has long held a positive working relationship with Denison Welding Supply and has a similar approach to customer service, which made for a seamless transition.
“The decision to acquire the assets of Denison Welding was an agreement made between two family-owned businesses, with a focus on continuing the service and growth of the welding industry in Kansas,” Thompson said.
He explained that Alger will remain involved in a consultation role with the business as Thompson Brothers continues to learn its new territory and develop customer relationships. Alger said he is confident he made the right choice for the hand-off of the operations.
“Denison Welding searched for the right team to continue the tradition of service that has been set forth for more than 70 years,” Alger said. “I’m proud to announce this transition of business to Thompson Brothers, and I know that this team will continue the long-standing legacy of unsurpassed service in the welding industry.”
Thanks to its long-established operations in Coffeyville and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Thompson Brothers brings a broad selection of equipment and supplies and many years of industry expertise to its new locations. However, Rick Thompson said he expects the Chanute and Fredonia operations under the new name to look very much like they did before in terms of exceptional customer service.
“We’re a small-town business at heart and understand the value of hard work,” Thompson said. “We are here to support our customers, our new communities and the surrounding areas in any way we can.”
About Thompson Brothers: As a full-line welding and industrial distributor, Thompson Brothers carries all major product lines, including Lincoln Electric, Miller Electric, Hypertherm, ESAB, Victor and Thermal Dynamics. With certified technicians in our in-house service department, you can count on us to help with any routine maintenance or issues you may have. But, we’re more than just welding supplies and service. We stock a wide array of industrial tools, abrasives and flame retardant clothing, along with many safety products. Thompson Brothers aims to become the one-stop shop for all your welding, industrial and safety needs.