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Josef Gas Is Your One Source For Welding Supplies

Time is money in business and nothing wastes time more than waiting on suppliers. If you’re wasting time by working with multiple welding suppliers who can’t seem to get you the products you need when you need them, it’s time to give Josef Gas a call. Josef Gas has all the welding supplies you need in one place and we pride ourselves on getting those supplies to our customers in a timely and efficient manner.

Expertise You Can Count On

Josef Gas has roots that go back to 1969, when our founder Joe Stangl started Unitec Industrial Gases. Our family owned and operated company is still run by our Joe who is now joined in the business by his son, Richard. We are not a distributor for another company but are 100% independently owned and operated with our own processing facility and our own fleet of trucks.

Joe and Richard have a combined 70 years of experience in welding supplies and industrial gases. This provides us with incredible insight into the needs and challenges of our customers. We are very hands-on. All of our sales reps have welding knowledge and help customers brainstorm solutions all the time.

Carrying All The Big Names In Welding Supplies

Josef Gas is a fully Authorized Distributor for some of the biggest brands in welding. We have worked hard to make sure we have every need covered so you can work with just one supplier for all your welding supplies! We carry welding wires, tig rod and stick electrodes, industrial gases, and much more.

You’ll find the following brands at Josef Gas:

  • 3M
  • AGO
  • American Torch Tip
  • Avestra
  • Bohler
  • Bonarc
  • Bernard
  • ESAB
  • Fibremetal
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • J Walter
  • Lincoln
  • Miller
  • Pferd
  • SAIT
  • Tregaskiss
  • Victor
  • And many others!

Visit Us In Person

Still not sure if Josef Gas is right for you? Come and see us in person! We welcome visitors to our showroom located at 201 Basaltic Road, Concord Ontario L4K 1G4. You can meet with our staff or even talk to Joe or Richard in person. You’ll soon see why Josef Gas is the right fit for your business!

Contact us at 416.658.1212 or info@josefgases.com to learn more about our services and pricing or stop by the showroom to meet us in person.


Welding Wire Cost Control Considerations

There’s always a temptation in business to look for new ways to control costs. In welding, that temptation sometimes comes down to the supplies used, like welding wire. But while a lower cost per inch may seem like a good idea, going with a cheaper alternative can backfire.

Why Wire Selection Matters

Choosing the right MIG welding wire is about much more than cost control. High-quality wire that is specified appropriately for the job at hand is more forgiving and produces better welds, even under less-than-ideal conditions. It works well even on plates that have been contaminated. It allows for greater accuracy in robotic welding operations and provides consistently good welds. The same can’t be said for low-quality wire.

Wire Costs Aren’t Breaking Your Budget

Take into account the true cost of welding wire and it’s easy to see why cost-cutting at this level doesn’t make a lot of sense. In most situations, only 20% of costs are related to materials and of that 20% as little as 4% can be attributed to the wire. The remaining 80% of costs come down to labor and overhead.

Skimping on wire that makes up just 4% of your costs could backfire. Inferior wire just doesn’t work as well. That means you could end up spending more on additional pre- and post-weld operations to ensure the wire does what you need it to. In other words, choosing a lower quality wire could mean more money spent on cutting forming, prep work, cleaning, tacking, grinding, painting, etc…in order to create your end product. So, while you save on wire costs, you may see your already more expensive labor costs go up.

By contrast, choosing high-quality wire could reduce your labor costs, which is where you’re spending the most money.

Contact Josef Gas For Help Choosing Welding Wire

There are plenty of choices when it comes to welding wire. To find the best suited, most cost-effective wire for your application, contact Josef Gas. We would be happy to help you choose a wire that fits your needs and budget.

Visit our Welding Equipment page to learn more about our welding wire and supplies or call us at 416.658.1212 to get advice on wire selection.


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