In 1946, William J. Mahany established Mahany Welding Supply in Rochester, New York. It wasn’t long thereafter that Ted Krupnicki purchased the business from William in 1959. Ted kept the Mahany name and maintained William’s dedication of serving the Rochester market. Ted’s business philosophy was simple but affective: “We don’t have customers, we have friends that buy from us.” At the end of World War II, the economy thrived in Rochester with major companies including Kodak, Xerox and Pfaudler. As a result, small businesses grew and benefited from the positive economic climate. In 1972, Mahany Welding Supply expanded into the Monroe Avenue area with its Field Street location. Ted’s children Michael, David and Diane also became involved with the family business.
In 1996, Michael Krupnicki became President of Mahany Welding Supply. Michael’s passion for business and leadership prompted him to accept greater responsibility and elevate the company. Throughout his childhood, Michael held various positions at Mahany Welding Supply including inside salesman, bookkeeper and purchasing agent. While maintaining full time employment, he earned degrees at the Monroe Community College and St. John Fisher. Soon thereafter, Michael earned his MBA through weekend classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His experience and education provided the necessary components to advance Mahany Welding Supply.
In 2001, the corporate location for Mahany Welding Supply was built on Fedex Way. Michael’s vision for this expansion was to revolutionize the company and the image of welding. He designed a modern facility featuring an inviting retail space with local artwork and a welding lab for equipment testing and welder training. During the next decade, sales grew significantly through highly personalized service, cylinder rental and welder training classes. The goals for expansion were to provide the highest level of service and value for current and new customers. Mahany Welding Supply is a firm believer that growth is secondary to maintaining excellent service and support.
Mahany Welding Supply is currently a major force in the Western New York metal fabrication market. The mission of Mahany Welding Supply is to maintain and grow excellent customer relationships through complete welding solutions. The facility includes a newly remodeled testing and training lab featuring 10 different welding machines and an automated welding robot from OTC Daihen. The creation of the Rochester Arc + Flame Center also provides a great partnership to offer customers a portfolio of solutions from training, testing and robotics. Mahany Welding Supply will continue its dedication to the Western New York metal and fabrication market by staying at the forefront of modern welding technology for both sales and training. No matter the need of the customer, Mahany Welding Supply is committed to providing the best solution.