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Dale Oxygen, Inc
146 Horner St, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Memberships : Compressed Gas Association,Gases and Welding Distributors Association
Industry : Natural Gas
Basic Member
Since Jun, 2019
About Company

Dale Oxygen, Inc. has been a family owned and operated business since 1939. We work toward supplying the industrial, medical, and environmental markets with atmospheric and fuel gases, along with welding, safety and industrial supplies.  We pride ourselves on having 3 fully stocked locations, Johnstown, Indiana & Altoona, Pennsylvania, a service model that is second to none, extremely low employee turnover, and a staff that is technically educated and trained in the welding and manufacturing industries. Our mission is to provide a complete approach that provides solutions to help our customers run a better and more profitable operation.

The History & Future of Dale Oxygen: 

Dale Oxygen, Inc. was founded in 1939 by Harry W. Bennear at the age of 22. Prior, during the 1930’s Harry W. was a welder working in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania. In 1937 Harry W. moved to Johnstown, PA to work alongside a close relative for the Air Reduction Company. Through connections to the Air Reduction Company, Harry W. became an authorized Airco distributor and opened up for business in the Dale section of Johnstown. Harry W. began by selling and delivering Oxygen & Acetylene gas cylinders, oxy/fuel torches, and welding electrodes for welding and cutting applications.

Harry W’s wife, Ruth, joined the company during the 1950’s  to manage the books of the business; from accounting, cylinder records, and billing she became the backbone to support Harry and his efforts. With continued growth and success, Dale Oxygen outgrew the small shop in Dale and moved to West End of Johnstown, PA in 1953. The business operated at this location for 8 years, increased inventory to meet demand and had 3 trucks in the distribution fleet.

Dale Oxygen never stopped growing and the business moved for the 2nd time to the Hornerstown section of Johnstown in 1963. This location still serves as the headquarters for Dale Oxygen, the main cylinder fill plant facility, and is home to a 14,000sq ft. warehouse location to hold and stock inventory for the entire company.

Harry W.’s sons, Dale and Harry D. Bennear joined the business alongside their father and mother during the 1970’s. Both sons started in the business from the ground up working in the fill plant, driving trucks, and fulfilling roles as account managers. Dale Bennear sadly passed in 1990 and Harry D. Bennear took on the role of President and still holds this position today. In 1990 Harry’s wife Mary Ann joined the operation and took on the similar roles that Ruth Bennear handled as well as managing the Human Resources department.  Through a revamped growth initiative, in 1998 Dale Oxygen opened a second branch in Indiana, PA and in 2000 a third location in Altoona, PA. Today, both of these locations are full distribution branches including sales and cylinder and hard good deliveries.

Harry D. Bennear’s two sons have since joined the gas & welding supply business, Chris Bennear in 1993 and Evan Bennear in 2004. In similar fashion to their father and Uncle Dale, they learned the ropes from the ground up, painting and filling cylinders, delivering product to customers, and ultimately moving into their present roles. Currently, Chris Bennear is Dale Oxygen’s Operations Manager and Evan Bennear is the Sales Manager for the business.  Sadly in 2013 the matriarch of the business, Ruth Bennear, passed away at the age of 93, the employees at Dale Oxygen will never forget her many decades of dedication to the company and she will forever be remember as “Mrs. B”.  Proudly, 2014 marks 75 years in business for Dale Oxygen and the future ahead is bright. Starting as a small distributorship in Johnstown, PA, Dale Oxygen has grown into a multifaceted regional leader and services focused provider for many key markets that drive our economy and create job growth. We look forward to fostering the business partnerships we have in place, helping our valued customers grow their businesses, and expanding our team to continue being the best family and independently owned gas and welding distributor in the area.

Bulk Gases

 Dale Oxygen, Inc. is a Platinum Distributor for The Linde Group for industrial and medical bulk gas products.  The Dale Oxygen team consults businesses and medical facilities on best practice solutions when it comes to bulk gas requirements. Through a detailed product consumption analysis we provide a portfolio of options to implement constant supply gas systems based not only on current volumes but provide a model that can handle growth within your organization.

Services

Dale Oxygen, Inc. is a full service gas and welding distributor supplying Southwest and Central, PA. All three of our locations offer delivery  through our seven truck distribution fleet to supply cylinder gases and hard good requirements to end users. All customers are set up on a scheduled basis delivery system to meet product demands and provide prompt service.

Company NameDale Oxygen, Inc
Business CategoryNatural Gas
Address146 Horner St
Johnstown
Pennsylvania
United States
ZIP: 15902
PresidentHarry D. Bennear
Year Established1939
EmployeesNA
MembershipsCompressed Gas Association,Gases and Welding Distributors Association
Hours of OperationM-F 7:30-5:00 Saturday 8:00-12:00
Company Services
  • Bulk Tank Site Surveys/site Planning
  • Bulk Gas Analysis Certifications
  • Bulk System Preventative Maintenance
  • Bulk Tank Telemetry/automated Volume Readings
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