We are thrilled to announce that American Welding & Gas, Inc. (AWG) is welcoming Coastal Welding Supply and its affiliates to the AWG family. Chuck Mazoch, Barbara Nelson, and Tom Johnson are the leaders of Coastal Welding Supply, which is well known for its excellence in creating and distributing top-notch gases and welding supplies.
With a commitment to operational excellence and exceptional customer service, Coastal has built a strong reputation in the industrial, medical, and specialty gas fields. Additionally, their dedication to serving their communities has made them a respected name in the industry.
As we join forces, we are excited about the opportunities for growth and are committed to preserving Coastal’s legacy while working together to continue our significant growth plans for Texas and Louisiana.
Background of Coastal Welding Supply
Coastal Welding Supply, currently led by Chuck Mazoch, Barbara (Mazoch) Nelson, and Tom Johnson, is a highly respected producer and distributor of gases and welding supplies in the United States. Founded in 1963, this year marks Coastal’s 60th anniversary, showcasing its long-standing presence and commitment to the industry.
AWG’s Acquisition of Coastal
AWG, one of the nation’s largest independently owned producers and distributors of gases, is thrilled to welcome Coastal to the AWG family. This acquisition reflects AWG’s commitment to growth and expansion, as well as its recognition of Coastal’s exceptional reputation and quality service.
Coastal’s Reputation and Commitment
Coastal has established itself as a leader in the industrial, medical, and specialty gas fields. Known for its operational excellence and dedication to customer satisfaction, Coastal’s commitment to quality has made it a trusted name in the industry. In addition, Coastal is highly regarded for its devotion to the communities it serves, further solidifying its reputation as a trusted partner.
AWG and Coastal Partnership
Alignment of Cultures
AWG and Coastal share similar values and cultures, making this partnership a natural fit. Both companies prioritize their people and recognize that they are the foundation of their success and future growth. This alignment ensures a seamless integration and sets the stage for a collaborative and successful partnership.
Focus on People and Growth
Both AWG and Coastal are committed to investing in their people and fostering their professional development. This shared focus on employee growth and well-being ensures a positive and supportive work environment, allowing team members to thrive and contribute to the company’s overall success.
Preserving Coastal’s Legacy
AWG is dedicated to preserving Coastal’s legacy, recognizing the company’s long-standing history and exceptional reputation. As a testament to this commitment, AWG will continue to operate in the region as Coastal Welding Supply, an AWG Company. This decision ensures that Coastal’s name and brand continue to be recognized and trusted by its loyal customers.
Leadership in the Region
Under the leadership of Chuck Mazoch, Tom Johnson, and Kevin Adkins (Senior Vice President of AWG), Coastal will continue to play a prominent role in the region. With their extensive industry knowledge and expertise, Coastal’s leaders will guide the company towards continued success and growth in Texas and Louisiana.
Coastal’s Pride in Joining AWG
Coastal is proud to join the AWG family, recognizing AWG’s status as a family-owned and teammate-owned company. This shared ownership structure aligns with Coastal’s values and ensures a smooth transition. Coastal’s leaders are excited about the opportunities that this partnership brings and are committed to working alongside AWG to achieve mutual success.
Coastal’s History and Success
Founded by Al Mazoch, Coastal has a deep-rooted history marked by a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. This dedication to excellence has earned Coastal a reputation as a premier producer of industrial and specialty gases. Coastal’s managers, sales associates, and business support team have played a vital role in Coastal’s success, making them an integral part of the company’s ongoing achievements.
Looking Forward to the Partnership
Coastal is optimistic about the future of the partnership with AWG. The combined expertise and resources of both companies will enable Coastal to deliver even greater value to its customers. Coastal looks forward to working collaboratively with AWG to explore new opportunities, enhance customer experiences, and drive continued growth.
AWG and Coastal Benefits
A Promising Example for Industry Owners
The partnership between AWG and Coastal serves as an inspiring example for other industry owners. It demonstrates that there is a peer option available that values and preserves the legacies of established and reputable organizations. This partnership showcases the possibilities for growth, collaboration, and success in the industry.
AWG’s Position as a Leader
As one of the largest independently owned producers and distributors of gases, AWG brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the partnership. AWG’s leadership in the market allows it to provide unparalleled support and resources to Coastal, further enhancing Coastal’s capabilities and market presence.
Expansion of AWG’s Presence
Through the acquisition of Coastal, AWG expands its footprint in the Gulf Coast and beyond. This expansion allows AWG to serve a larger customer base and strengthens its position as a leading provider of industrial, medical, beverage, and specialty gases. The combined strengths of AWG and Coastal will drive continued growth and success for both companies.
AWG Company Overview
AWG is a company dedicated to the production and distribution of industrial, medical, beverage, and specialty gases. With over 100 locations in 22 states, AWG has a wide reach and a strong presence across the United States. AWG’s commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and community involvement has made it a trusted name in the industry.
AWG’s Operations and Locations
With locations spanning from Montana to the East Coast, and down through Texas to Florida, AWG operates across a vast geographic area. This extensive network allows AWG to efficiently serve customers nationwide, ensuring prompt delivery and exceptional service. AWG’s operations are strategically designed to meet the diverse needs of its customers in various industries.
Coastal’s History and Legacy
Founding and 60th Anniversary
Coastal was founded in 1963 by Al Mazoch and has since become a respected name in the industry. This year marks the company’s 60th anniversary, a significant milestone that showcases the company’s longevity and sustained success. Coastal’s commitment to quality, operational excellence, and customer satisfaction has been the cornerstone of its legacy.
AWG’s CEO Statement
Jason Krieger’s Appreciation
AWG’s CEO, Jason Krieger, expresses his gratitude to the Mazoch family for choosing AWG as their partner. He recognizes the aligned cultures and shared commitments between AWG and Coastal, which set the foundation for a successful partnership. Krieger emphasizes the importance of growth, community support, and independence in AWG’s future plans.
AWG and Coastal share a commitment to their people, growth, communities, and independence. Both companies prioritize their employees, recognizing their vital role in driving success. AWG and Coastal are dedicated to supporting the communities they serve and are determined to maintain their independence in the industry.
Growth Plans for Texas and Louisiana
Under the leadership of Chuck Mazoch, Tom Johnson, and Kevin Adkins, AWG aims to execute significant growth plans for Texas and Louisiana. AWG recognizes the potential for expansion and market development in these regions and is committed to leveraging Coastal’s expertise and resources to drive growth and serve customers effectively.
Preserving Coastal’s Legacy
Operating as Coastal Welding Supply
To preserve Coastal’s legacy and maintain its trusted reputation, AWG will continue operating in the region as Coastal Welding Supply, an AWG Company. This decision ensures that customers recognize and trust the Coastal brand and that the company’s long-standing reputation for quality and service remains intact.
Leadership Transition at Coastal
While joining the AWG family, Coastal’s leadership will remain intact, with Chuck Mazoch, Tom Johnson, and Kevin Adkins leading the way. This continuity in leadership ensures a smooth transition and allows Coastal to build on its success with the support and resources of AWG.
Coastal’s Commitment to Quality
Coastal’s Superior Products and Services
Coastal takes pride in offering superior products and services to its customers. With a focus on industrial and specialty gases, Coastal ensures that its offerings meet the highest industry standards. Coastal’s commitment to quality extends to all areas of its business, from product manufacturing to customer support.
Technical Support and Customer Service
Coastal understands the importance of technical support and customer service in delivering exceptional value to its customers. With a dedicated team of experts and a commitment to responsiveness, Coastal ensures that customers have access to the technical guidance and assistance they need. Coastal’s customer service team prioritizes customer satisfaction and strives to exceed expectations.
Impact of the AWG and Coastal Partnership
The partnership between AWG and Coastal has a significant impact on both companies and the industry at large. It showcases the possibilities for growth, collaboration, and success, and serves as an inspiration for other industry owners. The combined strengths of AWG and Coastal will drive continued success and foster innovation in the industrial, medical, beverage, and specialty gas fields.
Looking Ahead to Future Success
Both AWG and Coastal are optimistic about the future of the partnership. The alignment of cultures, shared commitments, and mutual focus on growth and customer satisfaction set the stage for a prosperous collaboration. Together, AWG and Coastal will continue to deliver exceptional products, services, and experiences to their customers, positioning themselves as leaders in the industry.
Contact AWG for More Information
For more information on AWG and Coastal’s partnership, please contact AWG directly. AWG’s dedicated team is happy to answer any questions and provide further details on how this partnership will benefit customers and stakeholders.
Paul Dixon is a certified welder with a wealth of experience in welding and related technologies. He started his career as an apprenticeship in welding, where he learned the ropes and acquired extensive skills in the craft.
Over the years, Paul has continued to sharpen his expertise, earning him top-rated welding certification. He remains one of the most outstanding welders in the industry.