An American Company Family Owned Since 1948

Thompson Brothers Welding & Industrial Supply is a leading regional distributor of welding and industrial equipment, gases and safety supplies to support almost any hands-on industry.

Since our founding in 1948, we've grown our business to support both individual and commercial customers in a wide radius across southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.

Family owned and operated since the beginning, we've built our company on solid American values. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service, quality products and industry expertise to help you be successful in your business or personal endeavors.

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My father and uncle taught me that the key to running a successful business is simply taking care of your people. Our customers have come to expect exceptional service from us, just like they are part of our family ... and we wouldn't have it any other way."

- Rick Thompson, CEO & Co-owner

1948: Don and Tommy Thompson opened the first Thompson Brothers retail location in Coffeyville, Kansas.

1965: The family business was incorporated in the state of Kansas.

1978: Brothers Rick, Nick and Tommy Thompson and brother-in-law James McGuire assumed the business.

1988: Acquired Mid-American Welding Supply, doubling welding and gas supply business.

Also in the 1980's, purchased additional property in Coffeyville for construction of its gas fill plant, expanding its cylinder filling operation to include oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, propane and several specialty gas mixtures.
1997: Acquired Jones Welding Supply in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

2016: Acquired Denison Welding Supply, adding store locations in Chanute and Fredonia, Kansas

2019: Built out a new "Gas Distribution Facility" in Coffeyville that offers the latest technology in automated cylinder filling and distribution for medical, industrial, and welding liquid and high-pressure gases, as well as a large specialty gas lab.