Signal Hill based Encore Welding Supply has kicked off 2020 with a new name and a newly articulated mission for the future. The company – now called Encore Gas & Supply – has undergone significant growth over the past five years, and the new name is a reflection of Encore’s evolution during that period and the growing number of diverse industries it serves.
“When we started this business in 2014, we catered almost exclusively to welding and construction, particularly to those companies serving infrastructure and energy,” said Encore’s co-founder and president, Ben Anderson. “Since then, while our commitment to and market share in those core areas have continued to grow, we have also experienced tremendous diversification in the number and type of industries we serve on a day-to-day basis.”
Anderson attributes much of this diversification to Encore’s ongoing investment in the company’s gas distribution side of the business. Two years ago, Encore built a brand new, state-of-the-art specialty and industrial gas distribution hub in Signal Hill, and the company’s highly visible delivery fleet has more than tripled in size to satisfy ever-growing demand. Encore’s most recent gas-related investment is the company’s entrance into “microbulk” services – the installation of large tanks of argon, nitrogen and / or oxygen on-site at customer properties on a temporary or long-term basis.
“It turns out there was a huge pent-up demand for an independent, responsive, service-first gas and equipment distributor,” said Anderson. “We operate differently from most others in our space. We like to think of our customer service as unparalleled, and we believe our rapid growth and diversification validates this.”
In tandem with the name change to Encore Gas & Supply, the company has launched a new campaign highlighting and honoring many of the individual industries and local organizations the company serves. Appropriately titled, “We Serve,” the new campaign will be most highly visible on the company’s delivery fleet, the entirety of which has recently been completely redesigned and upgraded. Each side of each vehicle now pays homage to a different industry served by Encore, and a corresponding micro-site has launched on the web at www.EncoreSupply.com/WeServe.
“From manufacturing to motorsports, from analytic labs to bioscience labs, from some of the most innovative and well-known companies in the exciting new commercial space launch industry to some of the largest and highest profile construction projects in Southern California – and always, of course, our old friends in welding, infrastructure and the energy sector,” concluded Anderson, “Encore is proud to serve them all.”