American Welding & Gas, Inc. Welcomes Coastal Welding Supply to the AWG Family

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Beaumont, Texas. May 1, 2023. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the over 200 teammates of Coastal Welding Supply and its related affiliates to our AWG family.  Currently led by Chuck Mazoch, Barbara (Mazoch) Nelson, and Tom Johnson, Coastal is one of the most well-respected, high-quality producers and distributors of gases and welding supplies in the United States.  Known for its operational excellence in the industrial, medical and specialty gas fields, Coastal’s commitment to its vast customer network across the Gulf Coast and beyond has made Coastal a name that is recognized for its quality and service.  Outside of our industry, Coastal is acknowledged for its devotion to the communities it serves. Founded in 1963, this year is Coastal’s 60th anniversary as well – a tremendous milestone.


Our CEO, Jason Krieger states, “We are very thankful that the Mazoch family chose AWG.  Our cultures are similarly aligned.  We are committed to our people first and foremost, knowing that they are the foundation of our success and future.  We are committed to growth, our communities in which we serve, and our independence.  We are excited about working together to continue to execute on our significant growth plans for Texas and Louisiana. Likewise, we are excited that in effort to preserve the Coastal legacy, we will be operating in the region as Coastal Welding Supply, an AWG Company, under the leadership of Chuck Mazoch, Tom Johnson, and Kevin Adkins, Senior Vice President of AWG.”


Chuck Mazoch, President of Coastal, shares, “I am pleased to say that Coastal Welding Supply and Coastal Specialty Gases are proud to be joining the AWG family, a family and teammate owned company, soon to celebrate 75 years of service to our customers. Coastal has earned the recognition as a premier, industrial and specialty gas producer by providing the highest quality products, superior customer service and advanced technical support to the petrochemical and metal fabrication industry of the Gulf Coast since 1963. Our managers, sales associates and business support team are second to none and are a vital part of our success. Our quality roots run deep; Al Mazoch, my father and our founder laid the foundation by instilling quality in every part of our business. It has been an honor to carry his legacy forward and we look forward to many more years of continued success with our AWG business partners.”


This combination of AWG and Coastal is another example for owners in our industry that they have a peer option; one that truly protects the legacies of these great organizations.


AWG, headquartered in Raleigh, NC is one of the nation’s largest independently owned producers and distributors of industrial, medical, beverage and specialty gases. AWG operates over 100 locations in 22 states stretching from Montana to the East Coast and down through Texas to Florida.


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