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What We Do

Since 1936, Weldstar has been supplying Northern & Central Illinois, Northern & Central Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin and Southern Michigan customers with a wide range of products, from welding machinery, welding supplies, and gases to accessories and safety equipment. Whether you’re a home hobbyist or a buyer at a large fabrication company, we can help supply you with the products you need to get the job done.

Our highly trained professionals are committed to providing our customers with the best resources in the industry, and our experience and continuous training ensure that our clients get the service, solutions and up-to-date information that help improve their bottom line. We are a privately owned company that distributes a wide range of products, from welding machinery and welding gases to accessories and safety equipment.

Since 1976, Weldstar is the only independent welding distributor in the country with an ASME Certificate, enabling us to sell tested welding materials internationally to the Nuclear Power Industry.

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Gases

Welding Machines

Welding Accessories

Filler Metals & Fluxes

Abrasives

Safety

Gas Equipment & Accessories

Plasma & Laser Cutting

Chemicles & Adhesives

Tools & Hardware

What We Do

Since 1936, Weldstar has been supplying Northern & Central Illinois, Northern & Central Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin and Southern Michigan customers with a wide range of products, from welding machinery, welding supplies, and gases to accessories and safety equipment. Whether you’re a home hobbyist or a buyer at a large fabrication company, we can help supply you with the products you need to get the job done.

Our highly trained professionals are committed to providing our customers with the best resources in the industry, and our experience and continuous training ensure that our clients get the service, solutions and up-to-date information that help improve their bottom line. We are a privately owned company that distributes a wide range of products, from welding machinery and welding gases to accessories and safety equipment.

Since 1976, Weldstar is the only independent welding distributor in the country with an ASME Certificate, enabling us to sell tested welding materials internationally to the Nuclear Power Industry.

About UsOur Services

Register for Online Account

  • Contract/Discounted Pricing
  • View Cylinder Balances
  • Access & Pay Invoices
  • View Signed Delivery Tickets
  • Manage Custom Order Lists
  • Search by Customer Item #s
  • Instant Order Confirmations
  • Access 10,000+ Products

Sign Up

Cryogenic Services

Cylinder Tracking

Deliveries

Equipment Repair

Online Ordering

Paperless Billing

Rental Equipment

Technical Assistance

Training

Here to Serve

Nuclear Certified Fillter Material

Weldstar’s ASME Certificate allows us to service the international Nuclear Power Industry.

9 branches across the midwest

Weldstar has 9 full-service branches located in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin to supply you with the products you need.

independently owned since 1936

We’re big enough to provide great service to large corporations and nimble enough to act quickly when you need us. Small or large, we’re here to help your business succeed.

highly trained professionals

We take product and industry training seriously and our technical representatives are among the most knowledgeable in the industry.

“At Will County Station with our previous vendor, we were constantly struggling with having our requested number of EPA protocol gases in stock, not having the bottles stored in the way we requested as well as a lack of management of the bottles. That changed immediately ...”

Will County Generating Station

 
 

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“We have been using Weldstar for our hard supplies going on to two years now. For the last 6 months we have been using them for all of our welding needs including hard supplies and gas. During this time we have been very pleased with not only the product that they offer ...”

Aaron Ozminkowski

Production Manager
Coan Engineering

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“Peddinghaus Corporation benefits from our partnership with Weldstar on many levels. We not only receive quality products for use in our Fabrication Shop and on the machine tool products that we manufacture, but also reap the rewards of many value-added ...”

Adam Gromer

Manager of Quality Assurance
Penddinghaus Corporation

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“Over the course of the last 14 months or so, we have been ordering from Weldstar Co.. We at Superior Graphite could not be more pleased with the service, and also the pricing. By switching to Weldstar, we have been saving about 5K a year on just Industrial Argon alone. Beyond the pricing ...”

Andrew Orasco

R&D Technician
Superior Graphite

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“Thank you for your continued outstanding service. Weldstar is a great asset to ACE!”

Angela Pitzo

 
Metal Crafts

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“Weldstar always goes above and beyond to make sure that their customers are happy! I can call them at the end of the day needing something and they are always more than willing to go out of their way to make sure I get what I need when I need it. We have developed a great ...”

Ashely

 
Eaglestone Inc.

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“Thank you for your help in getting our Miller welders properly set up for TIG welding. I greatly appreciated you taking several hours of your time teaching me how to set the machines up for the Aluminum and helping get the new parts put on and sticking around to make sure everything ...”

Bill Freis

Sr. Technician
Stepan Co./PTC

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“Weldstar has been our go-to provider of services in a very competitive market due to their ability to problem solve on short notice, provide quality goods in a timely manner and maintain consistent competitive pricing.”

Bob Sellers

 
Roadworks Mfg Inc.

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“Problem solving. I would say that is the biggest asset Zach has brought to our company since he first stopped in 2 years ago. We turn around TIG welded stainless steel on a regular basis. Zach introduced us to the TIG Brush system, which has saved us time and money. We’ve also been ...”

Brian Chelgren

 
Superior Metalcraft, Inc.

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“As a custom pressure vessel manufacturer it is critical that my suppliers are knowledgeable, available and reliable. Weldstar has been the choice for all my welding supplies and equipment for over 15 years. The customer service is superior and their willingness to do whatever it takes ...”

Brian Youssi

President
H.A. Phillips & Co.

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“I have been dealing with several individuals at Weldstar for over a year now. Every single experience has been positive. Quick responsiveness is their strong suit.”

Charles

 
Kustom Seating Unlimited

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“Prior to this building I had not had any experience with compressed or liquid gases to speak of, and with the help of your men, I was able to build a very elaborate and extensive distribution system in the building, which not only performs perfectly, but looks great too.”

Craig S. Whitaker

 
Connor Winfield Corporation

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“No matter the size of your company, Weldstar treats you like their most important customer.”

Dave McCallister

 
T & L Sheet Metal, Inc.

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“We’ve worked with Weldstar for many years and they continue to provide quality materials with no certification problems, which is very important at a Nuclear plant. Their sales reps will do whatever is required and have gone the extra mile when called upon.”

David L. Diederich C.P.M

Site Supply Chain Manager
Exelon Nuclear

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“Our company purchases NQA-1 and Section III certified weld products. Abe, Jason and Christine are very professional and take great care of processing our orders with the required paperwork. While delivery is sometimes an issue, overall they take very good care of us. We have ...”

Doug

 
Ellis & Watts Global Industries, Inc.

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“Thank you for finding us 100+ lbs of military spec weld wire in a big hurry. I made an inventory mistake, assuming only the top box in our stack was open. When we discovered most of the boxes were open with only partial spools inside, we were in a bit of a crisis. We received ...”

Elias Harik

Welding Engineer
Chromalox

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“We recently held a safety training session at our facility. We now have peace of mind knowing all of our equipment is up to standard and that our employees truly understand the proper operation of the equipment.”

Eric Hutt

 
Fox Metro WRD

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“Weldstar has responded to our welding needs in a professional manner. They have reacted to some very critical times in the Steam Generator Replacement business line. I know I can always count on Weldstar and their staff to come through.”

Gary R. Klein

 
SONGS SGRP

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“Thank you for helping me through hundreds of problems in the past twelve years. I consider you and your crew part of our staff. We have many suppliers for many items, but only one supplier for our welding consumables. We are completely satisfied with your service, your products ...”

Gary Wilson

Production Manager
Anzelc Welding & Fabricating

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“Weldstar is the most reliable welding supplier that I have had the opportunity to work with and your order is never just another order.”

George Hlifka

Welding Manager
PCI Energy

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“As an industry leader in custom welded tubes, we rely on Weldstar to delivery quality products on time in a cost effective manner. They are always courteous and efficient. We thank you for going above and beyond providing products and wonderful customer service to Tech-Weld, Inc.”

Greg LeSage

 
Tech-Weld, Inc.

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“I was the Building Weld Engineer for the Aurora Tube Facility the past three years, when I needed anything for the weld lines I would call Weldstar. Their response time was second to none and their service is the best in the industry. If they didn’t have the items in stock they ...”

Jeffrey DeWyse

 
Caterpillar, Inc.

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“Weldstar was the supplier for the company I was employed with for 20 years while living in the Chicago area. They were not only quick in deliveries, but had good pricing and excellent customer service. I would hope that Weldstar’s customer’s appreciate the expertise and technical ...”

Jerry Young

 
Tri-Arc Manufacturing Company

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“The Weldstar team has been a key reason for Temprite’s growth and continuing success over the past 15 plus years. While they do the fundamentals very well - delivering quality welding supplies on time and at competitive prices, they are also vitally important in recommending, showing, ...”

Jim Nonnie

Executive Vice President
Temprite Company

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“Thank you for making available your facility for our engineer welding training class. Our engineers came away from the training with a greater knowledge of welding. Using your facility was an outstanding opportunity to get away from the pressures of the jobsite and dig into the basic ...”

John L. Homer

Director of Continuous Quality ...
BMW Constructors, Inc.

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“Thank you, thank you, and thank you for making the effort to get the rod to us so quickly. We received it this morning about 7:30. We put the new rod into the oven to dry it out; and after about an hour we ran our PMI buttons. ABSOLUTELY ZERO ISSUES!!!!! ...”

Kevin Henson

Piping Superintendent
Matrix NAC

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“Zach Winkle is a professional mannered, qualified, motivated territory Representative for Weldstar. He has an upbeat, positive, stick-to-itiveness attitude finding solutions to our needs and wants. He has introduced new products, new ideas and techniques along ... ”

Larry King

Operations Manager
Maren Engineering Corporation

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“Our previous supplier put us in a real bind and Weldstar delivered the high quality products our customers demand quickly and at a SIGNIFICANT savings. The sales & service staff are outstanding. We have switched all our lab gas needs to Weldstar and look forward to a long ...”

Lora Davis

Office Manager
Lazar Scientific, Inc.

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“The Fox Valley Forge team thanks Weldstar for training our employees in the proper use of the plasma arc cutting system. Their technical expertise provided our team the confidence needed to accomplish a job that improved its efficiency due to the hands-on ...”

Lucy Silva & Maria G. Heredia

 
Fox Valley Forge

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“Thank you again for all your help. Once again, you guys go above and beyond to keep your customer satisfied. I really appreciate all you do to help keep Southern Nuclear’s plants online.”

Mason Dove

Weld Engineer
Southern Nuclear

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“I would like to thank you for providing the oxy-acetylene safety presentation at the Quad Cities Station. Over 50 Mechanical Maintenance Mechanics attended the presentation and the positive feedback received was excellent. The materials presented ...”

Michael L. Anderson

Welding Administrator
Quad Cities Station

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“Thanks so much! I really appreciate the great service and fast response time! You are definitely one of the best companies I have worked with in a very long time! We will be ordering from you as often as we can in the future.”

Michelle Claxton

QC Administrator
CBI Services, Inc.

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“It costs approximately 1 to 1.5 million dollars a day when a plant is down and not operating, so we have to be very efficient. When you go to the manufacturer, it takes much longer to get a good certified material test report (CMTR) so it’s important to get the correct materials the ...”

Paul R. Evans

 
Southern Nuclear

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“The paperwork requirements and logistics of supplying welding consumables on multiple large projects for over 400 welders within a working refinery can be very demanding. I have been through three major suppliers that either had difficulty with keeping the paperwork straight or keeping ...”

Paul Stout

Quality Control Manager
AMS Mechanical – BP Whiting

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“The laboratory at Fox Metro Water Reclamation District has a long standing relationship with Weldstar Company as its primary gas supplier. My experience with Weldstar spans more than two decades. Time and time again, I have looked to Weldstar to handle my laboratory gas needs. Our ...”

Randall R. Hummer

Laboratory Supervisor
Fox Metro W.R.D.

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“As the Corporate Welding Manager for Exelon I had many opportunities to work with Weldstar regarding filler metal procurement. I found them to be very responsive to resolving issues identified by Exelon. This included working closely with Exelon to resolve shipping issues identified ...”

Rich Corbit

 
Exelon

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“Zach has been a consistent staple for us here at Superior Graphite. Anytime there are any questions or issues that arise he is quick to respond and rectify the situation. The deliveries are always prompt and according to the scheduled delivery times. I would surely recommended Weldstar ...”

Robert Runnels

R&D Coatings Technician
Superior Graphite

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“The customer service received from Weldstar is second to none in the welding consumable industry. Whenever I send in a request for quote their sales team gets back to me within an hour or two and if it seems like the quote will be longer they always give feedback. In addition ...”

Stephanie Looney

 
MetalTek International: SMCI Division

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