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NON-DURABLE

AIRWELD

www.airweld.net / Annual revenue: $25 million / HQ: Farmingdale, N.Y. / Employees: 85 / Specialty: Welding supplies and industrial gas distributor /
Thomas Biedermann, vice president: "We have a strong balance between the experience of management and new ideas from our younger people."

Gassed Up

Airweld uses a custom hybrid truck to deliver hard goods in a
protected box and palletized cylinders to its satellite branches.

Improvements to its facilities and capabilities are helping Airweld stay a leading
independent distributor of welding supplies and industrial gases. BY ERIC SLACK

S

ince

1978,

Airweld

has

worked to deliver the highest
quality and exceptional value to
its customers. Today, the company is one
of the largest independent distributors of
welding supplies and industrial gases in
the Northeast.
"Currently, we have 11 locations," Vice
President Thomas Biedermann says. "We
service Suffolk County, Nassau County,
Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and some
of Westchester County. Today we have a
lot of experience thanks to very mature

management and sales teams that know
the business. Our long-tenured management is doing its best to streamline our
operations, and we have a strong balance
between the experience of management
and new ideas from our younger people."

MARKET FOCUSED
Airweld operates in a very diverse marketplace with more than a few competitors. It can provide services to a wide
array of customers in need of industrial
gases, liquid gases, medical gases, bulk

station gases and equipment. It also
does a lot of ultrasonic testing of its own
equipment, and it offers those services to
its customers as well as to friendly competitors in the market.
"We do a lot of medical gasses, and we
are now aiming [at] much of the hightech portion of the market such as medical labs, forensic labs and soil sampling
labs," Biedermann says. "In fact, we have
just installed a new specialty gas lab so
we can gravimetrically mix gasses for our
customers."
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