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A New Name for Arcet and Machine & Welding


A New Name for Arcet and Machine & Welding

Arcet Equipment Co. of Richmond, VA and Machine & Welding Supply Co. of Dunn, NC brought their businesses together in a unique merger of equals in October of 2013.

The two longstanding companies shared a strong belief in the value an independent industrial gas and welding supply distributor brings to customers, its business partners, and employees. The ownership of each company saw a tremendous opportunity to secure the future of that special value proposition by joining forces and raising a new banner together, Arc3 Gases.


September 27th, 2013 Merger Closing

Left to Right: Emmett Aldredge III, Andy Ellen, Ray Dillard, Emmett Aldredge, Jr., Parker Dillard, Paul Dillard, & Christopher Aldredge.

In June of 2015, the legacy names and brands were retired and the new Arc3 Gases brand was formally introduced to the marketplace. This was an important milestone in bringing the two companies together as one, and there is much excitement as all of Arc3 Gases remains deeply committed to building lasting relationships with our customers and providing them with unmatched service, support, and technical expertise. We are excited to share our new name and logo with our customers and our industry friends. While our name has changed, our purpose remains exactly the same: treating people the right way, being reliable, building trust, and using our technical expertise to help our customers build their businesses.

With over 50 store fronts, Arc3 Gases serves the industrial markets in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and our beverage carbonation services network extends from Delaware to Florida. If you would like to read more about our shared story, please visit our history page.

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