Shingle Machine

About Abbott

Our Mission

The locally owned and operated, independent welding distributor with the backing of the largest purchasing power in the industry, The Independent Welding Distributor Cooperative(IWDC), is ready to serve you and your specific needs.

Abbott Welding Supply is the descendant of a company that has been called Abbott's for over 130 years in the same location. Starting as a machine design and manufacturing company that made lath machines, slab slashers, and shingle machinery, Abbott's transformed into a business of vehicle maintenance. When there was strong desire for oxygen and acetylene, however, Abbott's began selling these products to other companies, along with other welding supplies.

Head Welder

In 1972, Joe Higgins purchased the company after working for Linde, now Praxair, and grew the business into the first class, full service distributorship that it is today. Currently, his son, Mike Higgins, owns and operates the business. He looks forward to providing you with the level of service that you have come to appreciate.

Our capabilities include supplying area company requirements for gases (industrial, medical and specialty gases, from small cylinders to bulk tanks, from argon to xenon), welding supplies, abrasive products, automation, industrial and safety supplies.

Please contact us to help with your gas, welding or industrial supply requirements.

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Hours of Operation:

Olean, Hornell and Jamestown: M-F : 8am - 5pm