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Central McGowan

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INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1987.
Started in 1987 by Dan Sallstrom (owner) selling welding equipment and related accessories from the back of his truck and trailer. Today, as part of Central McGowan, our missions remains the same: to provide customers with the best service and welding equipment available for a fair price.

Central McGowan Mankato (formerly PREFERRED Welder Sales) offers a full line of quality supplies and products for all your welding projects. We specialize in the farm and auto industries as well as servicing and repairing most brands of welding and cutting equipment. The business includes a traveling trailer and roadshow that goes cross country, selling equipment at farm shows, trade shows, and county and state fairs.

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507-345-5491

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Same-Day Delivery & Shipping

We provide same-day delivery and offer delivering using SpeeDee in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, and Eastern Nebraska; UPS; DHL and Fedex.

Give Us a Call

Call us and get your merchandise ordered and delivered and/or shipped today.

HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLIES

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We offer a large variety of high quality products and supplies--from abrasives to torch kits to welding wire.  Browse our offerings HERE.  If you need help, contact one of our sales specialists. We carry a large inventory of products. Don't see something here, call us and we will order it for you.

GAS, EQUIPMENT, CONSUMABLES & MORE

We offer a wide selection of gas solutions for your welding projects. We offer affordable and efficient gas refills and cylinders. Our team is here to help you and provide knowledgeable advice concerning which gas solutions you need. Same-day, delivery and/or shipping is available for all of our products.

Our MOST POPULAR gas products include:

  • Argon/CO2/Oxy T-330, S-155, M-125, Q-80
  • Argon T-330, S-155, M-125, Q-80
  • Oxygen K-250, S-155, Q-80, R-20
  • Acetylene AC-4, WS, AC2, WQ, B, AC, MC

Tanks are available for shipping (HAZMAT fees may apply).

BULK GASES

We've got the gases you need. Including Acetylene, Argon, Argon Mixes, Carbon Dioxide, Helium, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Propane, Hydrogen & Propylene. And specialty mixes, too.

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CYLINDER GAS IN EVERY SIZE

We offer multiple sizes of cylinders for different types of gases. No matter what gas you need, we've got it. If we don't have the gas cylinder you are looking for, we will order it for you.

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EQUIPMENT & CONSUMABLES

Quality equipment and consumables for nearly every job from leading manufacturers. If we don't stock it, we can get it! Backed by a knowledgeable sales team to help before and after the sale.

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QUICK & RELIABLE REPAIR

Preferred Welder Sales offers a wide variety of In-house service on all brands and types of equipment. Including:

  • MIG Welders
  • TIG Welders
  • Stick Welders
  • Welder Generators
  • Plasma Cutters
  • Inverter Equipment
  • Cutting Equipment

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What Others Are Saying

EXCELLENT! 5 stars. - Google Review
I have done business with Dan [Preferred] several times over the past few years. Top notch service and very customer oriented. I look forward to the next time we do business. - Facebook Review

Great place! Great staff! Will be buying my next welder from these guys!!!!!!! - Facebook Review

Call us today at 507-345-5491 or email TroyB@CentralMcGowan.com.

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    ABOUT US

    Preferred Welder Sales is your one stop shop for all your welding gases, supplies, equipment and service. Whether you are looking for supplies, safety equipment, gases or abrasives, we have all the essentials for welding professionals and hobbyists. Now owned by Central McGowan, a leading distributor of gases and services for the hospitality, medical, manufacturing industries, and FANUC-authorized automation system integrator.

    HOURS OF OPERATION

    MON-FRI 8 AM – 5 PM SAT & SUN CLOSED

    WHERE WE ARE

    20177 Old Hwy 66 Mankato, MN 56001 507-345-5491
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