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.
From its modest beginnings, Maine Oxy has expanded to a company with multiple sales and manufacturing
locations and currently operates from 15 locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire ,Connecticut
and Vermont. 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
The New England School Of Metalwork 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 interest in both programs has grown considerably. The school has added a brand new
classroom with dorm rooms for students 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
At Maine Oxy, customers are our reason for being.