We work for you
Central McGowan works for you…in ways you probably didn’t know.
Every day we supply argon, nitrogen, other gases and specialty blends as well as abrasives, tools and equipment to welders and nearly 20 other industries. Medical oxygen and nitrous oxide to hospitals and dentist offices. Propane to backyard grillers. CO2 and beverage systems that give you a perfect tap beer at your favorite pub and the bubbles in your carbonated beverage. Dry ice for cooling, cleaning and industrial blasting.
And that’s just the beginning. We even build custom robotics and automation solutions, and have 3 retail stores —for when delivery just won’t do. All are open 6 days a week and stocked with the most common items for the home hobbyist and large manufacturer…and everyone in between.
We strive to be the everyday heroes who with our business partners help make life work better.
Central McGowan was founded in 1965 with the merger of McGowan Welding Supply in Little Falls, MN (started in 1947) and Central Welding Supply of St. Cloud, a small supplier of equipment and gases in St. Cloud, MN.
It has been through the efforts of dedicated employees, changes in business methods, and software development that we've grown our services and product offering to reach more than 40,000 square miles of Minnesota.
Today, we have sites in St. Cloud, Little Falls and Burnsville, MN; and Fargo, ND; and dealers in nearly 70 locations across MN. We're family owned with local roots and proud of it. After decades of doing business, we still believe quality and integrity are the keys to our success.
- We buy quality products from leading manufacturers who we trust.
- We employ quality people with exceptional work ethics.
- We have quality values that always put our customers first.
Our definition of "service" is unlike that of our competition. In fact, we've long focused on delivering “value-added service” to our customers--providing the tools and solutions they need to elevate their business/experience AND achieve maximum efficiency and satisfaction. Whether you're a contracted customer or a home hobbyist, we'll take your goals seriously and we'll do what it takes to help you reach them. No fluff or sales tricks, just what's best for you and your company.
The Values We Believe In
WE WORK FOR YOU.