Maine Oxy was founded in 1929 by Joseph W. Albiston in Auburn, Maine under the name Maine Gas Service providing sales and service to home propane customers. In 1935 Maine Oxy was incorporated as Maine Oxy-Acetylene Supply Company and began providing welding supplies and industrial gases for customers in Auburn and Lewiston, Maine and surrounding communities.
Maine Oxy is a third-generation family-managed company. James H. Albiston joined his father in 1948, and the current CEO, Bruce W. Albiston, joined his father in 1972.
From its modest beginnings, Maine Oxy has expanded to a company with multiple sales and manufacturing locations and currently operates from
13 locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and in 2011 Connecticut. Further expanding in 1993, the SpecAir Gases and Technologies division was established. The SpecAir gas manufacturing laboratory is located in Auburn, Maine with full specialty gas capabilities. SpecAir later introduced the Enviro-Cyl line of environmentally friendly refillable products, leading the industry in replacing disposable calibration gas cylinders with refillables.
Maine Oxy expansions include a new state-of-the-art acetylene production facility and the expansion of our welder rental and services division, now renting MIG, TIG, Stick, plasma and portable gas and diesel welder generators.
The New England School Of Metalwork is our most recent addition. The school has two core programs Welding & Blacksmithing. We feature programs in all welding-related areas,
including Welding safety, MIG, TIG and Plasma. All courses emphasize welding safety and technique. The Blacksmithing and Ornamental Art Work programs are designed for all levels,
from beginners through advanced. We also feature year round workshops. In the past few years, the level of intrest in both programs has grown considerably. The school has added a brand new classroom with dorm rooms for studens who attend.
Throughout its history, the company has always had the reputation as a market leader in offering the most current technology
and competitive prices, continually exceeding customer expectations.
Maine Oxy is proud to be a leader in welding, industrial gases and specialty gases. The company's continued success and continued growth is attributed to its employees who believe in earning their customers' business. At Maine Oxy, customers are our reason for being.