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About Southern Welders Supply

Mission Statement


Southern Welders is a supplier of cost efficient bulk, cylinder and specialty gases with equipment, electrodes wire and industrial supplies.


Our philosophy and commitment to the manufacturing industry:

To give the best quality, best service, competitive pricing and be responsive to the customers needs.


We pride ourselves in delivering customer satisfaction, ever since we began business, in 1981.


Our goal is to provide a personalized and specialized contact for your business.

Bill Fogle and Jan Fogle


A family-owned and operated business since 1981, Southern Welders Supply Company was founded by brothers, William I. and Jan A. Fogle. The first retail sight and headquarters was located on Broughton Street in Orangeburg, SC. With 4 employees, the business grew and expanded by 1985 to its second retail location at Broad Street Extension in Sumter, SC.  In 1991, SWS relocated its Sumter operations to a newly built 20,000-square foot plant and retail location located at 740 Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC. Through a tireless work ethic and dedication to build a strong, stable leader within its service area, SWS expanded to Florence, SC in 1994. The company's headquarters moved operations to its current corporate location with a 15,000-square foot filling plant on Seal Street in Orangeburg, SC and added a fourth retail store in Myrtle Beach, SC.  


Southern Welders Supply has grown its business on a reputation for quality, service and value standards since inception. As a family business, customers are an extension of Southern Welders Supply's family and relationships are the core of the business.   


Southern Welders Supply's team prides itself on "being there for everything needed by the welder"! We sell industrial welding gases, arc welding equipment, oxy/fuel cutting, brazing and welding equipment, mig, tig, plasma machines, accessories and consumables, safety and protective equipment and clothing, hand and power tools, abrasives, repair parts and hydrostatic testing. Southern Welders Supply is your one-stop welding shop!!.   

SERVICE has been and remains the key attribute that drives our business!!   Southern Welders Supply is capable of meeting our customer's varied needs, from supplying a single box of welding rods to bulk gas sales.                            


We are proud members in good standing in the following organizations:  B.B.B., Chambers of Commerce, and AIWD.  


With 37 years of history serving the Carolinas, we strive to serve as your competent and reliable partner in business. Our friendly and attentive staff is looking forward to serving you.

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