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Where we started
In 1950 Bernard “Curly” DeVries founded Wisco in a single storefront on Western Avenue in Chicago. His focus on taking care of his employees, and serving the customer at an unprecedented level resulted in rapid growth and prosperity for the company.
Meanwhile, Curly’s son Craig, took the reins in 1980 and has been at the helm ever since. He has continued the employee focused culture with the belief that the best way to ensure your customer is happy, is to make sure your employees are first.
In 2008, Wisco became a 3rd generation family business as Craig’s son Brandt came aboard. Currently, he works alongside Craig to bring new ideas and innovations to Wisco to help grow the business and stay competitive in the constantly evolving market.
Where we're going
Our goal every day is to treat our customers like we treat our employees, as family. That is how Wisco has operated since 1950, and those are the core values we continue to follow into our 3rd generation.
Our mission is to provide our customers with competitive priced welding supplies & compressed gases at a service level unmatched in our industry.
Our vision is to be our customer’s single source for supplies, technical expertise, welding resources, & training while innovating on what it means to have a distributor to customer relationship.