About Us

Arc3 Gases delivers value to your business.

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Who We Are

Arc3 Gases is a full service supplier of gases and welding supplies.

Arc3 Gases supplies and distributes industrial gases, welding equipment, and welding supplies to fit any application.

From cylinders to bulk tanks, torch tips to plasma cutters; our experts provide the right products and services to optimize your business. We provide total package solutions you can trust.

Our approach to business is to build long-term relationships built on trust. You have a business to run, and we believe in adding value by taking the management of your gas and welding supplies off your plate. You can trust us to get the job done without taking advantage of that trust. And because our local people are empowered to make decisions, you’ll find we’re not only reliable but highly responsive.

With 54 locations, an online webstore, the largest amount of inventory, and local sales reps it is easy to get what you need when you need it. We are committed to going above and beyond to create long-lasting relationships built on trust and an unmatched level of customer service.

We also specialize in medical gases, specialty gases, and “keep full” bulk beverage carbonation systems. From equipment installation to product delivery, our professionals protect your supply so you can stay focus on what matters most: your customers.

Arc3 Gases is a great place to work

Looking for a rewarding and challenging career with a solid company that’s been growing for the past 90 years?

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Arc3 Welding Supplies and Gases

About Arc3 Gases:


Arc3 Gases is a multi-generation family-owned and operated business with over 50 store locations in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia. We have a broad distribution and retail network that enables us to provide outstanding service to customers of all types and sizes. We serve many industries from fabrication and manufacturing to research, health care, and food and beverage.

Our success has always been dependent upon building lasting relationships with our customers and business partners – to that end we are committed to treating people the right way, being reliable, building trust, and using our technical expertise to help our customers build their businesses.


Our History


Arc3 Welding Supplies and Accessories

Arc3 Gases was incorporated in October 2013 when two long-standing, independent gas and welding supply companies joined forces: Arcet Equipment Co. of Richmond, VA (est. 1946) and Machine & Welding Supply Co. of Dunn, NC (est. 1954). 

To learn more about the history of our company, please visit our Arc3 Gases History Page.


Welding Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies


Arc3 Welding Equipment

We are very much aligned with and maintain a strong commitment to the welding and metal fabrication industries. We specialize in offering and supporting a full line of high-quality welding equipment, accessories, and supplies.

We know that people make the difference, and our trained service teams know their products and stand ready to help you find the welding and cutting solutions you need.


Industrial Gases


Arc3 Industrial and Welding Gases We package and distribute a full line of gas products used in countless applications. Core products such as Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon, Carbon Dioxide, and Helium are available in a variety of purity levels, mixtures, packaging, and delivery modes.


Beverage Gases


Arc3 Beverage CO2 Gases With 30+ CO2 depot locations throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, our beverage division specializes in beverage grade CO2 and Nitrogen generation systems for the hospitality industry. From initial system design and installation to scheduled refills and maintenance, we provide a complete set of beverage gas services.






Arc3 Gases is a full service supplier of gases and welding supplies.

With over 95 years in the business, we have what you need every time.

Arc3 Gases has the welding supplies you need

We stock and service a full line of welding supplies and equipment from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Whether you are a novice or professional, you’ll find all the products you need to see your project through.

Quality supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases

From compressed gas cylinders to large on-site bulk storage units, we have the capability to serve small volume applications as well as large volume users. Call us today for assistance with any of your gas needs.

Arc3 Gases is unmatched service and support

We understand the importance of the industries we serve. The support we provide comes from over 95 years of experience, taking time to understand your business, customizing solutions that meet your demands.

Our Services

With over 95 years of experience and a highly trained professional staff, our services separate us from the rest.

At Arc3 Gases we are committed to providing you the highest quality supplies, equipment, and industrial gases. We provide you the best service and support in the industry.

Cryogenic Services

Arc3 Gases offers the best cryogenic service and support in the industry!

Custom Band Saw Blades

Arc3 Gases owns and operates multiple Certified Lenox saw blade weld centers.

Equipment Repair Services

On-site welder and equipment repair service performed by factory-trained, certified welding service technicians.

Inventory Management Solutions

Inventory management solutions by Cribmaster, one of the leading innovators in inventory management.

Rental Services

We carry a full line of welding equipment for rent - we’ll deliver it where you need it and pick it up when you’re finished.

The Arc3 Gases Difference

The Arc3 Gases Difference sets us apart from our competitors.

Welding Cost & Productivity Consulting

Arc3 Gases has a talented staff of experts offering on-site consultation services for improving productivity and cost reduction