WESCO Gas & Welding Supply, Inc. (WESCO) started in 1961 in Prichard, Alabama. Five years later, Ron Pierce joined the company as a registered Professional Engineer. In 1974, with the support of his family, he bought out his partner and became President and CEO. For the next four decades the company grew from one location to eleven providing quality welding, industrial, and safety supplies, as well as medical, industrial, and specialty gases. Our focus was to give our customers the best service before and after the sale. With this simple philosophy, we expanded our Service & Repair Center to give our customers the “Expect the Best ” service they deserve.

Today, all of the Pierce family works in the family business. Jenny McCall is President, Judy Miller is Director of Marketing, Jeff Pierce is Director of Safety, and Greg Pierce is Shipyard Specialist. Ron Pierce is active in the business, but spends a lot of his time serving on local and national committees in the welding and maritime industry.  

Our outstanding achievements would not have been possible without the support of the entire WESCO Team. Our employees’ dedication has helped to grow the company into one of the largest independent gas and welding distributorships along the Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, Gulf Coast.


Expect the Best

WESCO’s mission is to be the primary provider of quality products and services in the welding related industry. We aim to achieve profitability through mutually rewarding relationships with our customers and conducting our business with honesty and integrity. WESCO continuously grows through innovation and creativity in our area of expertise. We believe that success comes from our name:

A Willing, Experience, Successful, Competitive Organization