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WestAir Announces Two New Locations

Posted on Aug 29, 2016


WestAir Announces Two New Locations

August 26, 2016

WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. announces the opening of two new locations in Fontana and Long Beach, CA.

“These locations will provide accessibility for our expanding customer base and allow us to continue our commitment to exceptional customer service in those areas,” said President & COO, Steve Byers.

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WestAir Announces Leadership Assignment: Plant Manager, Jemal Norwood

Posted on Jul 21, 2016

Jemal Norwood Joins the WestAir Operations Team

WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. announced as of today, Jemal Norwood, has joined the team as Plant Manager out of Anaheim, CA. In this role, Norwood will be responsible managing all of the plant and distribution in the L.A. Basin region.

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WestAir joins the IMAGE program

Posted on Jun 09, 2016

19th San Diego-area employer joins IMAGE program

News Release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

SAN DIEGO – One of the largest independent distributors of gases, gas equipment and welding supplies in the Southwest has become the newest employer to join U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) IMAGE program, a voluntary partnership that helps employers maintain a lawful workforce and reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents.  

WestAir Gases & Equipment, a family-owned business formerly known as San Diego Welders Supply, is the 19th San Diego-area employer to become an IMAGE member. Most of the company’s over 200 employees work at offices in Southern California, including the firm’s headquarters in San Diego. The company also has offices in Texas and Arizona.

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Cryo Shield Partners with WestAir

Posted on Mar 22, 2016

Cryotherapy is the exposure of freezing temperatures to increase cell growth and inflammation in a cryogenically controlled therapy. This type of therapy has been used as early as the seventeenth century and has made its therapeutic journey to the United States. Temperatures inside the chamber range from 110° Celsius to 130° Celsius below zero. Levels, time and temperatures are determined by the patient’s tolerance in order to further the cryotherapy, with a maximum time limit set at 3 minutes. The length of time exposed to the below zero temperatures enhances the patient’s quality of the session.

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WestAir Joins the Linde Network of Independent Distributors

Posted on Mar 10, 2016

Linde LLC has signed a contract with WestAir Gases & Equipment to supply the independent distributor with oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium and carbon dioxide.

WestAir has been in operation since 1970, selling gases, equipment and gas delivery systems, to a broad range of customers in a variety of industries, including metal fabrication, food and beverage, shipbuilding, pharmaceutical, hospitals and laboratories. WestAir has grown to be one of the largest independent distributors on the west coast, operates 19 supply locations – 16 in California, two in Texas and one in Arizona.

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WestAir Among Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation For 2015

Posted on Dec 15, 2015

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.  There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country. 

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CO2 Fog Effects Inspire the Fresno State Red Wave

Posted on Oct 19, 2015

WestAir Helps the Fresno State Football Team Make An Entrance 



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WestAir partners with Lincoln Electric for future product development

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

WestAir and Lincoln have partnered to develop a WestAir private label in robotics, set to launch next month. Lincoln Electric invited WestAir to their products training to be educated on the latest products and tools available. WestAir employees recently participated in a Lincoln Electric sponsored training of product development through hands-on training. "The training allows us to keep up with the evolution and demand of an evolving market," said Account Manager, Hector Padilla. Robotics will help customers stay competitive by lowering cost, rework and downtime. The private label enhances our level of commitment and differeniates WestAir from the competition.

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New Fresno Location for Industrial Gases, Welding & Safety Equipment

Posted on Aug 13, 2015


WestAir Gases & Equipment Inc. Builds a New State-of-the-art Facility to Serve the Fresno, Central Valley Area
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WestAir Natural Gas Conversion Video

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

With its clients’ needs in mind and a commitment to the environment, WestAir partnered with Ryder to help them convert its extensive fleet of trucks from diesel to natural gas. Watch the video for the full story.

To learn more, read the WestAir/Ryder Case Study.
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