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Exploring the Most Essential (and Underappreciated) Uses for Helium

by Andy Castiglione on Oct 30, 2019

It’s Not All Balloons and Blimps

Ever had an MRI? Or used a smartphone? Then you’ve got helium to thank for it. And as one of the most abundant elements in our atmosphere, you might think it to be one of the most available. While that isn’t exactly the case, it is still true that it’s absolutely indispensable for the happy and normal functioning of many, many parts of our lives; oftentimes without us even realizing it.

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Topics: industrial gases, welding equipment, helium, helium shortage, MRI, shielding gases

Looking for Welding Supplies in Modesto? Meet One of Our Central California Retail Locations

by Francesca Celik on Oct 2, 2019

Feeling Modesto? For those looking for industrial & specialty gases, safety equipment, and welding supplies in Modesto, the search is over.

Modesto, California is a mid-sized town in Central California that is known for friendly faces, agriculture (including some of the largest wine makers in the world), and for being the birthplace of filmmaker George Lucas. That aside, it’s also the home of one of our retail stores, located at 510 River Road, just across the street from the Tuolumne River. Here you can find industrial & specialty gases, personal protective equipment (PPE), and welding supplies in Modesto, just to name a few.

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Topics: Specialty Gases, industrial gases, modesto, ca, westair branches, welding equipment