American Welding & Gas, Inc. Acquires Assets of NFC Company, Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL. July 26, 2022.  American Welding & Gas, Inc. (“AWG”) is pleased to announce that NFC Company Inc., headquartered in Chicago, IL since 1974, has joined forces with AWG. NFC has built a strong reputation for prompt, professional service for its gas customers. NFC Company Inc. is locally owned and operated by Norb, Dorothy, Ben and Dan Francis.


Today we have the pleasure of welcoming the Francis family and employees of NFC Company into our AWG family. Over 46 years ago, they started NFC Company with the thought of providing service to customers in the Chicago area and have been growing their business ever since. Combining NFC and AWG positions us to expand our capabilities to serve all our customers throughout Chicagoland. Our thanks to Norb, Dorothy, Ben and Dan Francis for partnering with AWG in this endeavor. We appreciate this opportunity to further enhance the service to our new customers.”  - Jason Krieger, President & CEO AWG


Returning home from Vietnam after serving in the United States Army, I was presented with an opportunity to work within the beverage industry.  In the past 46 great years I worked side by side with my family and met amazing customers along the way.   It has been a pleasure to watch breweries, bars, coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants grow and evolve as my own business was doing the same.  After much consideration I have made the decision to partner with AWG as my wife and I prepare for retirement.  I truly appreciate the relationships I made over the years.  Looking forward to be a patron only.” – Norb Francis, Owner of NFC


AWG, headquartered in Raleigh, NC is one of the nation’s largest independently owned producer and distributor of industrial, medical, beverage and specialty gases. Founded in 1949, AWG operates over 82 retail locations and 19 fill plants stretching from Kalispell, Montana to Orlando, Florida.


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