About Us

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.

OUR HISTORY

Our founder, Richard Hanlon, started in the Stud Welding Business in 1958. He was a salesman with Graham Manufacturing Company, Graham invented the Capacitor Discharge Stud Welding process. Richard Hanlon was a salesman selling to OEM Stud Welding & Industrial Insulating Fastening interests across the Midwest.

Hanlon began servicing several markets including: OEM Stud Welding, Industrial Insulation Fastening, and HVAC Sheet Metal.

Over the years, Hanlon Equipment evolved from a manufacturers representative into a full service distributor. Products were stocked in Chicago and Hanlon set up a stud welding service center.

The company is now run by second generation Hanlon's – Mark & Kim.  Mark has been in the stud welding business for over 30 years.  He has a wealth of experience in sales as well as providing technical support and repair for most makes of stud welding equipment.  Mark has grown Hanlon into the full-service stud welding supplier it is today by expanding into Arc welders and generator rigs. 

 

Kim recently joined Hanlon working in the office and providing marketing expertise.