Make48 is an extraordinary opportunity for so many, due to the contributions of individuals and businesses that support the initiative of our competition. Our sponsors have been recognized as advocates for innovation, inventive thinking, hands-on learning and the entrepreneurial spirit to create solutions.
This year we have signed with three new fabrication companies — Airgas, Hypertherm and Miller Electric.
Brian Blackwood, AVP at Airgas said, “We look forward to working with Make48 and their platform. Using innovation and fabrication experts, is similar to Airgas’ (Unlocking the Hidden Cost of Welding) program. We have been very successful in providing our metal fabrication customers with our strategies to achieve their bottom-line goals and increase profitability through improved productivity.”
Airgas is the leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment & supplies, and safety products. The company has grown organically, and through more than 500 acquisitions, has become one of the largest U.S. distribution networks in the packaged gas industry.
With more than 1,400+ locations, Airgas can be found in all 50 states. Airgas is the distributor of industrial, medical and speciality gases as well as a line of safety products, welding equipment and speciality tools. Hypertherm and Miller Electric, are both distributed by Airgas.
Founded in 1982, Airgas built the largest, national distribution network in the packaged gas industry and was acquired by Air Liquide in 2016.
Together, the combined company became a world leader in gas and services for industry and health. With more than one million+ customers, Airgas can be found in industries such as, Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication, Energy and Chemicals, Food-Beverage-Retail services, Healthcare and more. Hypertherm provides customers with the best industrial, cutting solutions in the industry, with 100% focused on developing, building and selling products that improve cutting. Their plasma, laser, and waterjet systems consistently outperform the competition in cut quality, productivity and operating costs.
Miller Electric leads the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health. What began as a one-man operation in 1929, has grown to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products.
We cannot wait to see Airgas, Hypertherm and Miller Electric at our events this year and showcase what this amazing technology can do!