To say Tweco has been around for a few years would be quite the understatement. Back in 1936, Ray Townsend had the crazy idea that improving ground connections would improve the quality of the weld. It didn't take long for him to start marketing his "Red-head" ground clamp and sales took off. The following year, the name Townsend Welding Equipment Company was shortened to Tweco and Ray took his innovative products nationwide.
Over the following decades, Tweco continued expanding their product lines to include metal arc holders, quick-connect cable connectors and eventually a new MIG Gun was introduced that changed the game forever. While the original company was purchased by Pacific Lumber Company (Palco) in 1981 and then Thermadyne in 1987, their drive for innovation and quality hasn't changed. With their recent acquisition by Victor/ESAB, the push to be the industry leader continues.
If you're familiar with the welding industry, you've already noticed that , Victor/ESAB has began an effort to consolidate their brands. Part of the move included Thermal Arc machines receiving a face lift and new name. Tweco Welders at Welding Supplies from IOC are now commonplace and continue the tradition of strong equipment sales. To kick off the launch party, Tweco is introducing the Tweco Fabricator 141i Multi Process Welding System (W1003141). This 3-in-1, MIG, Stick, TIG system is designed to feel at home doing Automotive repair, farm and ranch work, metal and light fabrication jobs and everything in between.