For almost 60 years, Hanlon Stud Welding has been a full-service supplier of Stud Welding & Insulation Fastening equipment based in the Chicago area. Hanlon Stud Welding is a family owned and operated business providing Stud Welding Equipment to all types of industries and contractors across the United States.
In addition to providing stud welding accessories, Hanlon rents equipment, repairs equipment and provides studs for jobs small and large.
RENTAL: We carry an extensive line of rental welders, from small CD systems to large ARC systems. Our rental fleet includes systems from Nelson, Truweld, Proweld, Midwest and Image Industries. Weekly and monthly rentals are available. We also have a stud welding diesel generator rig available to rent in the Chicagoland area. For more information go to www.studwelderrental.com.
STUDS: We are always fully stocked with many standard sizes of weld studs and insulation fasteners. We work with many suppliers on studs and each have their specialties. We know the best sources for your studs at competitive prices.
REPAIR: We repair and service most makes of stud welding equipment.
1157 Pagni Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
This is my father, Richard Hanlon, at one of his first jobs after college and serving in WWII--Graham Manufacturing Corporation. Harry Graham invented the capacitor discharge stud welding system for pins in the 1940s and studs in the 1950s. My dad serviced and sold the machines in Chicago. After Omark bought Graham Manufacturing, he decided to go out on his own and be a manufacturer's rep. When he started Hanlon Equipment Company on April 11, 1960, he planned to be a manufacturer's rep for H.A. Jones. Harry Jones started H.A. Jones and was a former Graham employee my dad knew that that started making insulation pins and washers. Along the years, he was a manufacturer's rep for many other lines of business but the stud welding business was his passion. He learned early on that his competitors were selling stud welder accessories at excessive prices and he could sell a quality product at affordable prices which is what this site is dedicated to doing.
When I was younger, my dad would take each of his kids on a business trip every summer. Little did I know then that I would that I would work for the company for over 30 years and am now the owner and President. I worked along side my father for 14 years before he retired and I learned a lot of his values that are important to the business today:
Quality:We strive to sell the highest quality products and work with many suppliers to bring the best of the best to our customers.
Be Accessible:You will always have someone answer the phone at Hanlon Stud Welding during working hours. You will not get a “Press 1 for so and so” and “Press 2 for something else”. Nor will you get voice mail. That drove my dad CRAZY!
Focus: Stud welding is all we do. You can be sure that we can help you with your stud welding applications.
My sister Kim started working at Hanlon Stud Welding a couple years ago. She does a little bit of everything here. This website is one of her pet projects. She is constantly tinkering and trying to make the site as easy for you to use as possible. She knows you are busy and want to find what you are looking for quickly so there are no gimmicky pop ups or accounts and passwords required or a ton of marketing emails. I really appreciate her making sure orders get out the out the door on time---most items same day.
They are my dogs Charlie and Calvin and go everywhere with me including work. I‘ve given them the title of Chief Customer Greeters at Hanlon Stud Welding. They are excited to say ‘Hello’ to anyone coming to visit the shop. They’ve won over our UPS driver who gives them several treats every day. They were even featured on the Facebook Group UPS dogs. I’ve been trying to teach them stud welding, but haven’t had any luck! They are more interested in treats and chasing birds.