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Weldstar Acquires DSK Gas and Gear

Weldstar is pleased to announce the acquisition of DSK Gas and Gear LLC in Congerville, IL. In addition, we are excited to share that DSK owner, Dale Knapp, is joining our team. Dale will maintain responsibility for the Congerville location which services the Bloomington and Peoria markets. Dale brings extensive experience in the welding and gas markets. Congerville marks the tenth location for the Weldstar Company.

In Mr. Knapp’s words, “I am thrilled to partner with an independent and family-owned company once again. Weldstar’s outlook on customer service and operating with simple integrity, match how I believe business should be conducted. The Bloomington market is ripe for a customer-service based company to come in and thrive.”

DSK will join the Depke Gases and Welding Supplies team which became part of the Weldstar family in 2018 of Weldstar. “Dale’s knowledge of the industry and the local markets, accompanied by Weldstar’s team, infrastructure, assets, and vendor base will greatly increase the offering. We expect significant growth in this new market area”, expands Curt Towne.

Weldstar continues to look for opportunities to partner with like-minded distributors to add to our family of companies.



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