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AWISCO - About Us

Take a look at how we got to where we are today.

Why Choose Us

My father started this welding business in February 1952 and I am proud to say that AWISCO is still a family owned business!

The timeline below looks back at all that has changed to bring AWISCO to where it is today. While there have been many changes over the past 72 years, there are a couple of things that remain the same; a hardworking and dedicated AWISCO staff and loyal customers. I am proud to say that over 30% of AWISCO employees have been employed here for over 10 years. Those staff members account for over 500 years of experience. I would like to thank all AWISCO employees and customers for making AWISCO what it is today!
- Lloyd Robinson (President)

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