Gases, Equipment & Supplies

The Innovation Leader

Central McGowan serves healthcare providers, manufacturing facilities, government, education and beyond. We have a reputation of providing custom recommendations that are delivered on time and yield maximum efficiency in the workplace.

A Diverse Mix

Central McGowan serves a wide range of industries with a variety of gases and specialty blends.  Our customers include welding, manufacturing, medical, dental and more. 

  • Argon
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Helium
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Hydrogen
  • Acetylene
  • Medical Gases
  • Compressed Air
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Specialty Gas Blends
  • Laser/UHP/EPA

Advanced Cylinder Management (ACM)

Barcode, scan and track every cylinder at each point of transaction. At your facility and ours.


  • Saves times
  • Ensures greater billing accuracy
  • Provide a faster means to resolve questions on your account
  • Track and manage the physical location of cylinders
  • Flexible solutions: rent, lease or purchase

Flexible Solutions

  • Cylinder Gas - Various Sizes
  • Rental or Lease
  • Purchase (subject to size)
  • Cylinder Agreement

Cryogenic Gas

Central McGowan offers expertise in various cryogenic systems. Installation to delivery, Central McGowan provides you with full service solutions and a full delivery fleet to handle all gas varieties.

Bulk Gas Services

  • Pipe Design and Installation
  • Calibration and Certification
  • Periodic System Audits
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Keep Fill Gas Monitoring
  • Service and Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

Cryogenic Systems

  • Micro-Bulk Storage
  • Vertical/Horizontal Bulk
  • High Pressure Bulk
  • Trifecta Laser Assist Gas
  • Siphon Systems
  • Ambient Cryogenic Vaporizers
  • Hospital Reserve Bulk
  • Flash Freezing
  • Cryo-Control
  • Electronic Grade Tanks
  • VJ Piping
  • Ozone Equipment


We offer an unmatched catalog of tools, consumables, safety products and other supplies from leading US manufacturers. Our longstanding partnerships ensure access to the right solutions at the right pricing.

Tools We Supply

  • Drills
  • Pneumatic Air Tools
  • Saws
  • Sanders
  • Cylinder Carts
  • Clamps
  • Drill Bits
  • Annular Cutters
  • Tool Kits
  • Levels
  • Welding Gauges
  • And Many More

Safety Products

  • Helmets
  • Face Shields
  • Glasses
  • Respirators
  • Ear Protection
  • Gloves
  • Jackets
  • Sleeves
  • Bibs
  • Adflo Air Filtration Systems
  • Welding Caps
  • And Many More


  • Weld Wire (GMAW)
  • Stick Electrode (SMAW)
  • TIG Filler Metal (GTAW)
  • Soldering
  • Flux
  • MIG Gun Parts
  • Plasma Parts
  • TIG Torch Parts
  • Oxy/Fuel Torch Parts
  • And Many More


Central McGowan has built a decades-long reputation for being a leading supplier of the highest quality equipment for cutting, fabrication, welding and other industrial needs.

Cutting Equipment

  • Plasma Cutting
  • Automated Cutting
  • Oxygen/Acetylene Torch Cutting
  • Small Hand Held Cutting Saws

Production Equipment

  • Iron Workers
  • Pipe Beveling Machines
  • Industrial Bandsaws
  • Heavy Duty Cut Off Saws
  • Drill Presses
  • Magnetic Drills
  • Notchers
  • Hydraulic Benders
  • Shearing Equipment
  • Punching Machines
  • Deburring Equipment
  • Industrial Sanders
  • Positioners

Welding Equipment

  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Engine Drive Welder Generators
  • MAG
  • Stick
  • Submerged Arc


Discover an unmatched selection of top abrasive solutions for applications ranging from welding production and fabrication to manufacturing, service and repair. Choose from over 15 major abrasive suppliers for the perfect size and grit to match your specs.


  • Metal
  • Glass Fabrication
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Metal Fabrication

Coated Abrasives

  • Belts
  • Discs
  • Rolls
  • Sheets
  • Flap Discs
  • Flap Wheels
  • Surface Conditioning

Bonded Abrasives

  • Cut-Off Wheels
  • Depressed Center Wheels
  • Vitrified Wheels

Specialty Abrasives Products


Rental Equipment

When the application or job doesn’t require a permanent investment, look to Central McGowan for a wide range of rental solutions.

Rental Welding Equipment Options

  • Wire Feed Welders
  • Engine Driven Welders
  • Plasma Cutters
  • Tig Welders
  • Stick Welders
  • Inverter Style Multi-Process Machines

Rental Welding Accessory Options

  • Spool Guns
  • Extension Cords
  • Welding Cables
  • Suitcase Wire Feeders
  • Hose Extensions
  • Regulators
  • Push Pull Guns
  • Water Coolers
  • Carts

Maintenance & Repair

Look to our team of factory-trained technicians to troubleshoot and repair virtually any make and model of current welders and plasma cutters. We are an authorized service center for several leading brands.

  • Service at our site or at your facility
  • Design and implement preventative maintenance
  • Calibrate and certify industrial equipment
  • Provide all calibration data and proof of compliance
  • Competitive rates on all estimates
  • Certified warranty service center for most major brands


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Our efficient delivery system services greater Minnesota and the 5 state area. We will work with you to design a delivery cycle that accommodates your production schedules and ensure your needs are always met with on time delivery. As a value added service, Central McGowan’s delivery vehicles are set up as mobile stores allowing you the opportunity to order common supplies such as helmets, gloves, abrasives and gas right off our trucks.

Contact Us Today:

St. Cloud, MN (Headquarters)
(320) 252-5292

Little Falls, MN
(320) 632-9218

Burnsville, MN
(952) 890-9574