Create value for your metal fabrication operation and your customers
The metal fabrication industry thrives on growth and skill. When the economy is doing well and your labor force is strong, business is good. But how do you sustain that when times get tough or you need to tighten up on spending to prepare for your next big advancement? With an unpredictable market and ever changing business needs, you require dependability and efficiency to stay ahead of your competitors. You need smart solutions, innovative processes and safe procedures to help you meet your goals and deliver value to your customers. No matter what metal you start with, ensure you have everything you need to get a quality product.
What are your challenges?
Unlock expertise and solutions that help you compete in the metal fabrication industry
As one of the industry-leading suppliers to metal fabrication shops nationwide, Airgas has worked with thousands of customers to provide gases, welding and safety products as well as process expertise. Whether it’s helping you fine tune your processes, integrating an automation solution to boost productivity or taking a complete look at your operation through our Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding™ program, our priority is finding production efficiencies and cost savings that help you achieve your goals and become more competitive.
We’re also invested in helping you achieve a cleaner, more sustainable operation. We’ve developed cutting, welding, additive manufacturing and heat treatment process solutions that help you reduce emissions. We can also recommend energy efficient processes and lower carbon footprint products to help with your sustainability efforts.
Hear from one of our experts
Like many metal fabricators in a highly competitive environment, you need more than just a reliable supplier for all your metal fabrication needs.
Eric Klein, PE, Vice President, Business Development — Industrial Markets
“Like many metal fabricators in a highly competitive environment, you need more than just a reliable supplier for all your metal fabrication needs. As an Airgas customer and with our Advanced Fabrication experts focusing on improvements to your process, you can achieve sustainable cost savings making your business more competitive and profitable.”
Get everything you need to run a productive operation
Select the right hardgoods based on your equipment and application:
- Consumables and equipment from various manufacturers, including RADNOR®
Improve safety for your team and in the communities around you:
Choose the right welding, cutting and automation equipment for your production needs:
- 10 U.S. Advanced Fabrication centers for testing, demos, training and application development
- Equipment installation, set-up and training for welders and equipment operators
- Welder repair and cutting services: retrofitting, service and preventive maintenance
- Options to rent, lease or buy weld automation equipment from Red-D-Arc®
Gain visibility, control and savings with supply chain solutions:
- Streamline your procurement process with order management tools
- Improve inventory management with EZ‑VEND® VMI and other vending solutions
- Improve safety and reduce risks with operations management services to help gain efficiencies
- Customize a supply chain solution for your business with Total Managed Services
Resources to keep you ahead
Compete in the Metal Fabrication Industry
Learn more about the tools we offer to help you compete, including systematic savings programs and the expertise of our Advanced Fabrication experts.
ARCAL Shielding Gases for Welding
Produce a better quality weld with our premium shielding gases for welding. With five ready-to-weld argon and argon/CO2 mixes plus a Technical line for custom applications, ARCAL covers any welding application.
Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding
Listen to our customers describe their experience in the Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding class and the impact it’s had on the way they see their business.