About OSC

Combining Quality Services With Innovative Products

Welcome to Oxygen Service Company, a 100% employee-owned business committed to providing quality welding services and supplies, dry ice, and specialty gases to various industries across the Midwest. We can’t wait to service your business needs. After all, service is our middle name.

About Our Company

Oxygen Service Company, Inc. (OSC) is an industrial distribution company that has been providing solutions for all your gas, welding, and automation needs since 1959. With five locations in the state of Minnesota, we service many businesses across multiple markets. We offer a comprehensive line of welding supplies and machines, several robotic platforms, automated cutting and welding equipment, and a variety of industrial, medical, and specialty gases. Not only do we offer rapid delivery, but OSC has the highest quality of dry ice in the region by manufacturing it to order!

As we continue to grow, our capabilities allow us to serve businesses throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Eastern Dakotas, and Northern Iowa. OSC upholds the same small family feel that our founders instilled within the organization decades ago. Our family feel is easy to maintain with our Employee- Owned culture, an evolving development since 1993. OSC’s experienced team is dedicated to providing the best solution and service to you and your business. Give us a call or stop into a retail store today, and chat with one of our customer service representatives!

Our Core Values

The Oxygen Service Company team is dedicated to living by our five core values:

  1. Getting things done
  2. Professional and respectful behaviors
  3. Customer-focused mindsets
  4. Positive attitudes
  5. Doing the right thing

We’re focused on serving our customers and employee owners. As a 100% Employee-Owned company, our team is devoted to ensuring customers get the best service when doing business with our organization. We value relationships and act as a partner, providing the best solution for your business needs.

When we say that OSC is committed to following our Five Core Values, we really mean it! Click below to read what employees have to say about our culture.

25

Sales Professionals

677

Years of Experience

23

Years Per Person

Why Us?

Oxygen Service Company offers complete gas solutions and welding equipment to a wide rage of customers in diverse industries across the Midwest region. Complemented with our premier gases is our comprehensive list of innovative inventory and fast, rapid delivery service. Our team of industry-leading experts are equipped with years of experience and expertise to assist our customers in selecting the right welding solutions for their industry needs. As a 100% employee-owned company, we go above and beyond to ensure our customers are satisfied. We partner with well-known manufacturers and vendors who produce the highest quality welding equipment, cutting machines, and supplies on the market.

OCS Green sign thats handing in the office

Why Us?

Oxygen Service Company offers complete gas solutions and welding equipment to a wide rage of customers in diverse industries. Complemented with our premier gases is our comprehensive list of innovative inventory and fast, rapid delivery service. Our team of industry-leading experts are equipped with years of experience and expertise to assist our customers in selecting the right welding solutions for their industry needs. As a 100% employee-owned company, we go above and beyond to ensure our customers are satisfied. We partner with well-known manufacturers and vendors who produce the highest quality welding equipment, cutting machines, and supplies on the market.

25

Sales Professionals

67

Years of Experience

23

Years Per Person

Media Coverage

We’d like to thank a few of the associations we are a part of for covering our award winnings and special events in their media publications. A few of our most recent articles include the ESOP 2019 Company of the Year Award, the GAWDA media article honoring our 60 year anniversary, and the coverage of one of our employee’s children being the recipient of the GAWDA 2020 Scholarship. Most recently, our CEO Ryan Diekow was interviewed by local Fox9 KMSP in regards to the dry ice demand with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Our Story

Founded 61 years ago, Oxygen Service Company has grown rapidly over the last few decades. What started as a small business, offering only welding supplies, is now a large-scale company, servicing a wide range of industries with a comprehensive line of welding, automation, and industrial and specialty gases.

  • 1959

    Founding OSC

    Oxygen Service Company, Inc. (OSC) was founded in 1959 by Bill Lund, Bill Huber, C.N. Jensen and C.R. Jensen.

  • 1965

    Name Change

    With an original business name of Wegner Welding Supply Company, we officially became OSC in 1965.

  • 1973

    Then There Were Two

    The business was sold to B. Huber and B. Lund in 1973.

  • 1979

    We Moved

    OSC moved to its current St. Paul location on Pierce Butler in 1979.

  • 1986

    Welding Robots

    Sold first welding robot in 1986.

  • 1993

    100% Employee-Owned Business

    In 1993, Owners B. Huber and B. Lund sold the company to its 35 employees, creating the 100% Employee Owned structure that we have today.

  • 1998

    Automation is Key

    Not only did OSC sell its first robot in 1986, but in 1998 automation became a key part of our business and since then we have expanded our offerings to allow for custom built cells.

  • 2000

    We Moved to Sauk Rapids, MN.

    In 2000, OSC bought Earl’s Welding in St. Cloud, MN and moved buildings in 2003 to our current location today in Sauk Rapids, MN.

  • 2013

    New Location

    Opened a location in Willmar, MN in 2013

  • 2018

    New Location and Automation Center

    In 2018 opened a location in Duluth, MN and an automation Center in Sartell, MN.

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From gas charts to store locations, it’s our job to service you with everything you need. Consider Oxygen Service Company your full-service welding provider.