Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies Expands Customer Base Beyond Midwest with Website Launch

Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies Inc. now sells and ships welding supplies nationwide through its online store,, with products including MIG and TIG welders, plasma cutters, torch-cutting tools, welding accessories and apparel.

Lincoln Park, MI, September 26, 2010 --( Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies Inc., a welding equipment and supplies distributor in business since 1936, announces the launch of its online store,, expanding its customer base beyond Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio with same-day, nationwide shipping on most items.

“From its beginning, our company has provided innovative products and solutions for metal workers,” said Thomas Klemz, co-owner of Baker’s Gas and Welding. “Our online store allows us to extend our top-quality products to customers nationwide as we continue to offer the latest welding and cutting equipment from the most respected brands.”

The website allows customers to shop by item or brand for welding systems including MIG metal inert gas (MIG) welders, tungsten inert gas (TIG) welders, plasma cutters, and stick or arc welders; grinding products; torch-cutting tools; welding accessories; and apparel including helmets and gloves from the brand names of Miller Electric, Smith Equipment, John Tillman, Lincoln Electric, and many more.

Product pages assist customers with know-how about different brands and types of products, such as the advantages of MIG welders or plasma cutters. A Welding Machine Selector process asks a series of questions to narrow the selection of welders down to the one most suited to a customer’s needs.

A listing of sale items and promotion offers is regularly updated including free shipping offers, company coupons, and brand rebates. Discontinued or overstocked items are also listed in the Clearance section of the website.

In addition to its online store, Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies has five retail locations in Wauseon, Ohio; Bryan, Ohio; Lincoln Park, Mich.; Monroe, Mich.; and Osseo, Mich.

Additionally, Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies operates a family of retail websites for items including jobsite safety products at, outdoor grills and supplies at, propane service in Ohio and Michigan at, and Ace Hardware products at The welding supplier also keeps a blog on welding tips, certification, jobs, and news at

Founded by Harold and Dorothy Baker, Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies Inc. has operated as a retailer of welding equipment and supplies since 1936. The management was entrusted to Pete (Dale) Klemz and Lyle Hill upon Harold’s death in 1961. Eventually becoming president of the company, Klemz implemented the company’s cylinder-filling facility and introduced the bulk station program at customers’ sites. Upon Dorothy’s death in 1991, ownership was passed to Gary and Tom Klemz, who are dedicated to continuing the great entrepreneurial spirit of Harold and Dorothy Baker, Pete Klemz and Lyle Hill.

Baker’s Gas and Welding Supplies Inc.
Thomas Klemz