American Welding & Gas has acquired assets related to Coastal Welding Supply and its related affiliates. Coastal Welding Supply is currently led by Chuck Mazoch, Barbara Mazoch Nelson, and Tom Johnson. Founded in 1963, this year is Coastal Welding Supply's 60th anniversary.

Jason Krieger, CEO of American Welding & Gas, states, “We are very thankful that the Mazoch family chose AWG. Our cultures are similarly aligned. We are committed to our people first and foremost, knowing that they are the foundation of our success and future. We are committed to growth, our communities in which we serve, and our independence. We are excited about working together to continue to execute on our significant growth plans for Texas and Louisiana. Likewise, we are excited that in effort to preserve the Coastal legacy, we will be operating in the region as Coastal Welding Supply, an AWG Company, under the leadership of Chuck Mazoch, Tom Johnson, and Kevin Adkins, Senior Vice President of AWG.”

Chuck Mazoch, President of Coastal Welding Supply, shares, “I am pleased to say that Coastal Welding Supply and Coastal Specialty Gases are proud to be joining the AWG family, a family- and teammate-owned company, soon to celebrate 75 years of service to our customers. Al Mazoch, my father and our founder laid the foundation by instilling quality in every part of our business. It has been an honor to carry his legacy forward and we look forward to many more years of continued success with our AWG business partners.”