INFONETICS Hits the Austin City Limits

Posted September 2002

It’s been said that everything is bigger in Texas! That’s certainly the case when it comes to the number of INFONETICS users in the state. In early 2002 Texas Welding Supply Company in Austin, Texas decided that INFONETICS was the right choice to take their business to the next level. As Texas Welding Supply owner Bud Brooks described it, “we finally stopped procrastinating and decided to start running our business instead of just operating it” while talking about the move they made from Quickbooks to the INFONETICS system. We were glad to help.

Bud should know a thing or two about the welding supply industry, after all he’s been in the business since 1961. It was then that he first went to work for a distributor in San Antonio, Texas. From there he went on to work with a couple of wholesalers before spending 21 years with Miller Electric in both Texas and Wisconsin. Finally in 1994 Bud returned from Wisconsin to Texas and got to work building Texas Welding Supply from the ground up. After eight years in business Texas Welding is up to 10 employees and three trucks that serve a 60 mile radius in eight counties. In addition, Bud also acquired a company called Air Action that specializes in helium, balloons, and related accessories. Air Action continues to operate under that name and has been integrated into the INFONETICS system with Texas Welding Supply.

With an eye on the future, the good people at Texas Welding Supply see expansion as a reality down the road. Backed by such key people like Distribution Manager Mike Aufdenkamp, the sky is the limit for the Austin-based business.

Please welcome Bud, Mike and the rest of Texas Welding Supply to the INFONETICS family!