About CISCO: Your Trusted Welding Supply Store

You have come to the right place if you are looking for a reliable and experienced welding supply store. CISCO, or Champion Industrial Sales Company, is a complete welding equipment and supply company with offices in Houston and Corpus Christi, TX. We have been serving in the welding industry for over 75 years, with a rich history of innovation and excellence.

Our History: From Rivets to Welding

CISCO’s story began in 1895 when D.J. Champion founded the Champion Rivet Company in Cleveland, Ohio. The company specialized in manufacturing steel rivets, the world’s oldest fasteners, and supplied various industries nationwide.

In 1935, Champion Rivet opened a sales office in Houston, Texas, to cater to the growing demand of the Gulf Coast area. This strategic move would later prove pivotal for the company’s future.

With the advent of World War II and the development of new fabrication technology, rivets were gradually replaced by welding as the preferred method of joining metal. Thomas J. Kegg started Champion Welding and Rivet Company in 1944 to adapt to this change, offering riveting and welding services and products.

By 1948, the company had fully transitioned to the welding supply industry and changed its name to Champion Industrial Sales Company, or CISCO. Under the leadership of Thomas J. Kegg and his son David Champion Kegg, who joined the company in 1950, CISCO expanded its product line and customer base.

In 1979, Michael David Kegg joined his father in the company and became the third generation of CISCO. He continued to grow the company and opened a second office in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1992. This office operates a sales and service warehouse that serves various customers in the coastal bend area.

  • A photograph depicting the original Champion CISCO employees.
  • Champion Welding Supply Store Front
  • CISCO Welder
  • Original Champion CISCO Storefront
  • Champion CISCO Devil and Elephant.

Our Products and Services: Everything You Need for Welding

As a complete welding equipment and supply company, CISCO offers a full range of products and services for all your welding needs. Whether you are a professional welder, a hobbyist, or a business owner, we have what you need to get the job done.

Welding Filler Metal: Quality Materials for Superior Welds

We carry many welding filler metals, including electrodes, wires, rods, fluxes, and alloys. Our products are carefully sourced from industry-leading manufacturers to ensure superior weld quality and performance. With various options available, you can find the perfect filler metal for your welding process and application. Visit our dedicated filler metals page or contact us below to learn more about our inventory.

Welding Equipment: Tools for Precision and Efficiency

We offer high-quality welding machines, torches, regulators, hoses, cables, connectors, clamps, and accessories from leading brands such as Miller, Lincoln Electric, ESAB, Victor Technologies, and more. Our equipment is designed to provide precision, reliability, and efficiency in your welding operations. Whether you need a compact portable welder or a heavy-duty industrial machine, we have the right equipment to meet your requirements. Visit our dedicated welding tools page or contact us below.

Gas Apparatus: Reliable Solutions for Gas Handling

We provide a comprehensive range of regulators, flowmeters, hoses, fittings, valves, gauges, and safety devices. With our reliable solutions, you can maintain precise control and enhance the safety of your welding processes.

Safety and Industrial Supplies: Protecting You on the Job

Safety is paramount in welding, and we offer a wide range of safety and industrial supplies to protect you and your team. Our inventory includes gloves, helmets, goggles, masks, respirators, earplugs, aprons, jackets, boots, tools, abrasives, adhesives, cleaners, lubricants, and more. We understand the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in welding, and we are committed to providing high-quality products that meet industry standards and keep you safe. In addition to our extensive product offerings, we also provide a range of services to enhance your welding experience.

Delivery: Convenient and Timely Service

We understand that time is of the essence in your welding projects. That’s why we offer delivery services to bring your welding supplies directly to your location. Our efficient and reliable delivery team ensures that you receive your products in a timely manner, allowing you to focus on your work without interruptions.

Repair: Keeping Your Torches and Regulators in Optimal Condition

Welding equipment requires regular maintenance and occasional repairs to ensure optimal performance. Our technicians are equipped to handle torch and regulator repairs and maintenance services. Whether you need a quick fix or a comprehensive overhaul, we can help restore your equipment to its full functionality.

repaired regulator before and after
welding torches

Training: Enhancing Your Skills and Knowledge

We believe in empowering welders with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their craft. That’s why we provide training and certification courses for welders of all skill levels. Our experienced instructors offer comprehensive training programs covering various welding techniques, safety protocols, and equipment operation. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced welder looking to expand your skills, our training courses can help you reach your goals.

Consultation: Expert Advice Tailored to Your Needs

Choosing the right welding products and solutions can be overwhelming, especially with the multitude of options available in the market. Our knowledgeable team of experts is here to assist you in making informed decisions. We offer personalized consultations, considering your specific welding requirements, budget considerations, and project scope. With our guidance, you can select the products and solutions that best suit your needs, ensuring optimal results in your welding endeavors.

Our Mission: To Serve You Better

At CISCO, our mission is to provide you with quality products and services at fair prices. As an independent, family-owned welding supply store, we value our customers and strive to exceed their expectations. We take pride in our long-standing history in the welding industry and are committed to upholding our reputation for excellence.

We are proud members of prominent associations such as the American Welding Society (AWS), Gases & Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC), and the Texas Welding Supply Association (TWSA). These affiliations demonstrate our commitment to industry standards, continuous improvement, and ethical business practices.

We encourage you to contact us today if you want to learn more about us or our comprehensive range of products and services. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you and provide the solutions you need for all your welding requirements. Experience the reliability and expertise of CISCO, your trusted welding supply store. If you are looking for a career in welding with a proven company that treats its employees right, visit our careers page

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