Weld Plus was founded in 1991 by Jack Schroeder and Paul Rensing in the basement of Jack’s home. The company set out as a welding gas and consumable supplier offering “same day delivery” to their customer base. This meant hand delivering day or night to keep their promise and win the loyalty of their customers, most of whom are still with the company today!
Throughout the years Weld Plus has adapted to sell, rent, service and refurbish new and used welding equipment. In 2001, after 10 years in business and three locations later, a new 44,000 square foot warehouse and office building was built along the banks of the Ohio River where the company continues to serve customers throughout the United States as well as internationally. Its continued success can be attributed to the loyalty of its customers as well as its dedicated staff.
“We pride ourselves on thoroughly training our employees and giving them the opportunity to advance within the company,” says Paul Rensing, President. “And by working with a large group of welding vendors, we can provide the perfect solution to our customer base.”
That customer base initially comprised Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, but has expanded to cover all of North America from its Cincinnati, Ohio, headquarters. Today, the company has 20 employees.
“At Weld Plus, we use our experience and expertise to simplify the welding process,” Rensing says. “We have a knowledgeable sales team dedicated to providing our customers with practical welding solutions and are capable of automating a variety of welding processes, including MIG, TIG, Submerged Arc and Plasma.”
As the company has continued to grow, it has put a greater emphasis on efficiency, a process which will set the stage for continued growth over the next 30 years.
“We continue to adapt to the ever- changing world,” Rensing says. “We expect greater emphasis on welding automation especially in the aerospace sector. With an established core of young but experienced employees, this next generation is prepared to take us to the next level.”