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Messer Distributor Group Announces New Member

Group welcomes Atlas Welding Supply, servicing the greater Alabama market

Bridgewater, N.J., U.S., February 17, 2021 – The Messer Distributor Group (MDG), a leading network of independent distributors and suppliers, is privileged to announce the addition of a new member to the group, Atlas Welding Supply.

Founded in 1944, Atlas Welding Supply is a leading-edge solutions-based supplier servicing the greater Alabama market. Operating from their facilities in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama, Atlas provides gases, welding equipment, abrasives, welding safety products, dry ice, safety gloves and much more to customers. Atlas is led by industry veterans Bill Visintainer and James Cain. 

“We are excited to join the MDG and to work with other customer-focused, independent distributors like Atlas” said James Cain, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atlas Welding Supply. “The MDG provides its members with exceptional value and an opportunity to work with a select group of vendor partners, which ultimately results in better outcomes for our customers.”

“We’re truly pleased that Atlas chose to be a part of the MDG,” said Chris Ebeling, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, US Bulk at Messer. “Atlas is a long-time customer of Messer. By joining the group, they can enjoy even more benefits for their operations and brand.”

“The MDG welcomes Atlas into our program during an important time of growth for the group,” said Bryan Keen, Co-Chairman of the MDG and President of Keen Compressed Gas Company. “I am proud of our distributor members, important suppliers and the Messer team as we move forward with great organizations like Atlas. The MDG program continues to demonstrate its unique value proposition to independent distributors.”

Established in 1993, the MDG helps independent gases and equipment distributor members to leverage their purchasing power to achieve volume discounts and earn rebates from equipment suppliers. The MDG offers joint marketing programs to improve sales effectiveness and hosts educational discussion forums on common business challenges.

For more information, please visit the MDG website or call: 800-755-9277.

About Messer Americas
Messer is the largest privately held industrial gas business in the world, and a leading industrial and medical gas company in North and South America. Messer offers over 120 years of expertise in industrial, medical, specialty, and electronic gases and safely delivers quality gases, related services and technology via an extensive production and distribution network. Messer Americas is part of Messer Group, representing a USD 3.5 billion enterprise with presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit: www.messeramericas.com. 

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