Earlbeck Gases & Technologies dates back to 1919, when it was first formed as the T.A. Canty Company, a wholesale welding products distributorship. In 1952, Al Earlbeck, who had been with the business for 13 years, took ownership of the business and renamed the company Earlbeck Welding Supplies. It has been a family-owned business ever since.
For the next 20 years, Al Earlbeck grew the welding company, fostering a philosophy of knowledge-based, solutions-oriented selling. Selling built on a foundation of loyal customer relationships, which is still a core value of Earlbeck Gases & Technologies today.
In 1977, at the age of 25, after earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jim Earlbeck was named vice-president. Four years later, he became president. Corporate goals were modified to strengthen the technical side of the business, such as welder training & testing and expanding the portfolio of product offerings to include compressed and cryogenic gases, in order to provide a complete range of support for its customers.
Earlbeck Gases & Technologies is now managed by the third generation of the family business, Allison Earlbeck, who entered the business in 2010. She is passionate about manufacturing excellence, and recruiting into the skilled trades.