Marysville’s Central Welding Supply is adding a new store in Alaska, it’s first in the state. (Contributed photo)

Central Welding to open store in Alaska

MARYSVILLE — Central Welding Supply will open a store Feb. 27 in Wasilla, Alaska, its first location outside the lower 48 states.

Dale Wilton, CEO of Central Welding, said the Wasilla location is Central Welding’s 22nd retail outlet.

Central Welding Supply’s products and services range from welding technology to in-house equipment repairs, rental welding gear, bulk and micro-bulk gas systems, safety supplies, medical, specialty and beverage gases, and more.

Central Welding opened in 1975 in Lynnwood as a small start-up created by founder Mickey Wilton, Dale’s father.

Mickey saw an underserved but growing niche area to meet full-service welding supply and industrial gases needs for including aerospace manufacturing at The Boeing Co. plant and Paine Field, marine industries in the Seattle and Ballard areas, and points in between.

The company in 2006 relocated its corporate offices to Marysville near Smokey Point Boulevard and 136th Street NE.

Over the past decade, Central Welding has doubled its campus size to 5 acres, adding a filling facility, retail store, cylinder maintenance building and warehouse that stores and distributes all retail outlets.

The Central Welding family has 270 employees and more than $80 million in annual revenues.

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