Profile Feature - 'Welding & Gases Today'

Industrial Source originated in 1945 operating under the name Eugene Welders Supply Company. In the late 1960's, we expanded into the Coos Bay market. In 1992, the Laing family purchased National Fire Fighter Corp., a fire suppression supply company started in Eugene in 1951. In the late 1990's and 2000's, the Industrial Source business expanded into Salem, Portland, Medford, and Grants Pass and continued to grow through several acquisitions. In 2012, we opened our newest store in Roseburg. Industrial Source is Oregon's largest independent and longest-running gas and welding supply company. Cryo Source, the Specialty Gas division of Industrial Source, manufactures and distributes pure specialty gases and calibration mixtures to your specifications. In 2015, we began Industrial Headquarters, a new online endeavor supporting the utility industry with safety & FR clothing and gear.

Our company has always operated under the premise that being locally owned and operated allows us to be directly involved with the issues of our customers. National firms cannot compete with our responsive customer service. With seven locations across Oregon, our products and services are easily accessible and we are able to quickly and easily adapt to your needs without the typical corporate bureaucracy, enabling us to consistently achieve our mission: "To be a relationship-based company delivering exceptional customer service and value in compressed gases and cryogenics, welding and fire suppression supplies and services."

We believe in building mutually beneficial relationships with our partners in business, our customers. To us that means selling the best product for the process it is being used for at a good value. It means knowing your business and your goals and using our combined experience and knowledge to help you accomplish your goals most efficiently. It is not about price, it is about value. Value is knowledge, service, getting it right the first time and being in a business relationship with a company that you can truly say you trust. If you are not already working with Industrial Source, National Fire Fighter Corp. and Cryo Source, you owe it to your business and your customers to learn why we are the right supplier for you.

One of the things we are most proud of is our dedication to giving back to the communities that help sustain our businesses. We eagerly contribute 10% of our net income back to our local communities through cash/merchandise donations and paid employee volunteer hours. Each employee is encouraged to volunteer at least 16 hours of their time each year during the work day and they are paid to do so. We love volunteering for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, FOOD for Lane County, March of Dimes, Coburg Fire District and our local schools. Our employees are also involved in recommending and evaluating cash/merchandise requests. We love supporting and hold many organizations close to our hearts including Courageous Kids, Relief Nursery, Court Appointed Special Advocated (CASA) and Food For Lane County.