Our Story

Paul and J. Cletus Cunningham on Our Loading Dock

Paul and J. Cletus Cunningham
on Our Loading Dock

In an era when trying to reach a live customer service rep at many large companies can be a frustrating experience, our highest priority is providing superior, personal customer service.

Give us a try, call 800 822-3785, and see for
yourself how quickly you’ll be connected with
someone who really understands what you are
trying to accomplish.

Our Values

We value truth and trust. Our reputation is our legacy. If it’s not right, we will make it right! This has been the hallmark of J. A. Cunningham for over 70 years.

Our Story

Cunningham Equipment Inc. was started in 1946 by 
Joseph A. Cunningham Sr.
 The first authorized line of welding equipment given to Mr. Cunningham was Miller Electric. Joe Cunningham remained good friends with Lars Miller, and later, after Lars’ passing, with Mrs. Elizabeth Miller as well. Joe sold so many Miller welding machines Lars Miller agreed to brand machines for Cunningham Equipment. Marketed under“Welding Wholesale” and later “WeldSale” brands these machines can still be found hard at work in many older welding shops. We have been a distributor of National Standard MIG welding wire since 1965, and a long time distributor of Aronson, Thermal Dynamics, Ampco, Bug-O, McKay and Stoody just to name a few.

We are a family owned and operated welding supply distributorship. We value trust and honesty in the transaction with our customers. As a family business, we have thrived on highly personalized service and technical know how. As a result, we have a solid reputation as a knowledgeable welding equipment and welding supply specialist. With generations of experience in the welding field Cunningham should be your choice for any of your welding product requirements.

We thank you for your visit to our site and we ask you to give us your comments and feedback. Please let us know if there are any welding supply services you would like that we are not currently providing.

J. A. Cunningham Equipment provides you with a Complete Solution for all of your Welding Supply and Equipment Requirements.

We have the welding supply capability to immediately ship to you via UPS Next Day, UPS Saturday Delivery, UPS Second Day Delivery, whatever you need! We can generally have your product on your doorstep within your acceptable time frame.

Please call our toll free number 800 822-3785 for
immediate live customer service.


To deliver a complete solution to our customers by providing gases, welding equipment, supplies, and advanced technology. The complete solution entails assisting our customers with all of their welding requirements and welding products, while incorporating added value, unparalleled quality service, and expertise second to none. We believe in dedication, loyalty, honesty, and building relationships with our customers. Complete customer satisfaction is our primary business goal.