Dale Wilton, CEO of Central Welding Supply, announced the opening of a new location at 3209 Industrial Ave, Fairbanks, AK. Wasilla, AK was Central Welding Supply’s first location in Alaska, opened in February 2017. The opening of this second Alaskan branch in Fairbanks extends retail, industrial, equipment, gases & safety sales for walk-in customers and direct gas delivery to the Interior Region of Alaska, Fairbanks and the Tenana Valley.

Fairbanks, AK represents Central Welding Supply’s 26th location in a 3-state territory that includes Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Dale Wilton notes, “We’ve served customers in Alaska for decades, through regular shipments to Central Alaska, Interior Alaska, SE Alaska, Kodiak, and the Aleutian Island chain. Services and products from Fairbanks will provide a much more convenient option for customers to help support mining operations, transportation, government facilities and the petrochemical industry, as well as healthcare, restaurants, food packaging and many other types of businesses and operations.”

The opening in Fairbanks, AK location became “official” when the all interior and exterior construction projects were complete, and the building painted in Central’s signature blue – Though Roy Rich, Manager, and Adam Porter, Outside Sales, have provided a “soft opening” for over the counter sales for area customers since the middle of April 2022.

Central Welding Supply offers a full line of products and services, from industry-leading welding technology, to in-house equipment repairs, rental welding gear, abrasives, safety supplies, medical, specialty and beverage gases, and more.

“We’re excited to expand our services and products into Interior Alaska,” shares Wilton.  “Providing excellent customer service is our core business philosophy. We enjoy being a part of the fabric of support, production and problem solving in Alaska, and the new location in Fairbanks will give us an additional base of operation to expand distribution and state-wide service in all of Alaska’s major markets.”


Central Welding Supply celebrates a rich history in the Seattle area that began in 1975 as a small start-up begun by Founder, Mickey Wilton. Today, the Central Welding Supply family of companies has grown to 27 retail locations, multiple divisions, over 350 dedicated employees, and over $110M in annual revenues regionally.

Central Welding Supply retail locations include Aberdeen, WA, Albany, OR, Anacortes, WA, Auburn, WA, Ballard, WA, Bellingham, WA, Bremerton, WA, Burlington, WA, Chehalis, WA, Everett, WA, Fairbanks, AK, Kelso, WA, Lynnwood, WA, Medford, OR, Olympia, WA, Port Townsend, WA, Portland, OR, Redmond, WA, Renton, WA, Seattle, WA, Smokey Point, WA, Tacoma, WA, Tukwila, WA, Vancouver, WA, Wasilla, AK, and Woodinville, WA.

Wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Welding Supplies, operates the 5 locations in Auburn, WA, Bremerton, WA, Chehalis, WA, Olympia, and Tacoma, WA, as well as the Rental Center in Auburn, WA and a Cylinder Distribution Center in Tacoma, WA.

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