1935 – Van (Sam) Young worked for his older brother V.B. Young at Young Radiator in Columbus, MS.
1946 – Van (Sam) Young started Young Radiator on the corner of 2nd. & Jackson Hwy. Sheffield, AL.
1956 – Van (Sam) Young and his wife Virginia, relocated and started selling welding supplies and re-named the business Young Welding Supply in Sheffield, AL. They are blessed with four children Terry, Bobby, Phyllis, and Wayne.
1973 – Sam starts Acetylene plant to produce acetylene and fill gas cylinders for the welding industry in Northwest Alabama.
1970-1980 – Sam and Virginia’s children; Terry, Bobby, Phyllis, and Wayne Young join family business.
1980 – Haleyville, AL store opens
1982 – Savannah, TN store opens.
1990 – We moved to our current location into a New building on the corner of 1St & Montgomery in Downtown Sheffield.
1993 – Bobby’s daughter, Renee Young Husfeld – joined family business
2002 – Columbus, MS store acquired from Young Radiator & Welding Supply
2002 – Columbus store hit by tornado, reopens several days later in temporary building
2006 – Columbus store gets new building
2016 – Kosciusko, MS store acquired from Central Welding Supply