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About Arc-Zone®

Why Arc-Zone®?

Arc-Zone.com® was built from the ground up with one goal: To be the Best Welding Supply Company In The World! 

We deliver Pro Welding & Metal Fabrication Tools™ Premium Brands & Expert Technical Service.  Supporting the Trade Worldwide Since 1998.

Our focus is finding the right solution for our customers.  We take great pride in manufacturing and distributing quality products, services and solutions to metal fabricators, engineers, industrial suppliers, governments & systems integrators worldwide!

The Arc-Zone® Team Celebrating 20 years of Excellence in Business!

Simple, No-Hassle Satisfaction Guarantee

Arc-Zone.com® wants to ensure your complete satisfaction. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee! We make it easy to contact our helpful and friendly Customer Care Team to get what you need, or to arrange for return shipping instructions. Arc-Zone.com does not accept COD returns.

Dedicated to Your Online Safety - We Even Wrote a White Paper About it!

When you shop at Arc-Zone.com® you are dealing with a company that is focused on safe and secure business transactions.  We insure your private information stays private.  For more information, and for tips about safe shopping online, we prepared this helpful and informative Guide to Online Safety (.pdf) 

Innovative High-Quality Products

Arc-Zone.com® delivers innovate high-performance welding and metal fabrication tools, accessories, services and solutions to customers worldwide. We take pride in delivering best-of-breed brand name, custom and specialty products that are highly engineered, innovative and designed to deliver high performance at competitive prices for a variety of welding applications.

Unsurpassed Technical Service & Support

The same company that provides high-quality best-of-breed products is the company addressing your technical and service questions. With a single focus on high-performance products services and solutions, coupled with our vast technical knowledge base, our Pro Account Sales Managers provide guidance to help you make the right purchasing decision--a purchasing decision designed to get you back to business quickly. Our service and support team is ready to assist you around the clock by phone, email, or live chat.

We Do Business Your Way

Ordering is Easy: Visit our online Superstore, send us an email, fax, or contact our Customer Care team and they'll be happy to take your order by phone. If you need your purchase order referenced we can do that too.

Payment is Simple: Arc-Zone.com accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, EFT, and wire transfers. We'll also take a good old-fashioned check. And, upon approved credit, we would be happy open a Net 30-Day term account!

Shipping is Confirmed: Our preferred shipping vendor is FedEx. We pre pay and add the shipping charges to your order, or we can bill directly to your account.  If you prefer, we can use your UPS, DHL, FedEx or your favorite freight forwarder for International deliveries.  Additionally, we offer Priority Mail and First Class mail from the U.S. Postal Service.

Our shipping team is experienced in preparing NAFTA documentation and customs forms required for International shipping. 

A Proven Supplier Trusted by All Branches of the U.S. Government

  • Cage Code:  1YBU7

  • NAICS:  423840 (Primary)

  • DUNS:  134548150

Jim Watson - CEO & Founder

Hey guys, my name is Jim Watson AKA "Joe Welder" founder of Arc-Zone.com, Inc. 

My motorsports background drove me to learn and develop design, fabrication and machining skills. Specialized skills and attention to details are key to wining in racing.  Those valuable skills also lead me to a job as the Director of Manufacturing for Weldcraft Products one of the finest welding equipment companies in the world. . . I had the opportunity to work with a great team and we developed many of the most popular TIG torches and accessories used today.  

I was 19 years old when I set up my first race car fabrication shop in my parents garage.  I quickly learned that the quality tools I wanted were not available from local suppliers.  That was the spark to start Arc-Zone.com!  I dedicated myself to learning about how to start and run a successful company, and applied what I learned to my career building welding equipment for a leading company. 

When I resigned and took the step to build my own company,  I thought the internet was a great way to connect with customers around the world and learn what they needed, and how to make quality tools easier to get. So, in June 1998 with a 386 computer, dial-up internet connection, cordless phone and a considerable portion of my garage, I launched Arc-Zone.com® the first e-commerce company to sell Pro welding and metal working tools and equipment online.

The goal was clear: Build the Best Welding Supply Company In The World. Deliver high-performance welding accessory products, services and solutions to metal fabricators, and wow them with excellent customer service.

By focusing on continuous improvement Arc-Zone has grown year after year since our 1998 launch.  Arc-Zone has created a worldwide following of loyal customers by focusing on customer service. Our team is dedicated to adding value to the trades, and giving back to the industry we love.

Get to know Jim at his blog, Joe Welder.

Leadership Team

Photo Rocio Ramirez
Financial & Budgeting Wizard
Photo Will Davies Vasconcelos
Technology & Web Property Master
Photo Steve Schumm
Operations & Facilities Ninja
Photo Adam Haley
R&D & New Product Visionary

Arc-Zone In The News!

Arc-Zone.com has authored multiple technical articles and we've been featured in a number of industry trade publications:

Apr.2016 Practical Welding Today What's Inside Your GTAW Torch .pdf
Apr.2015 Practical Welding Today Building a Winning Motorsports Weld Shop .pdf
Apr.2013 Practical Welding Today Five Tips for Successful Aluminum GTAW .pdf
Jun.2010 Practical Welding Today Arc-Zone.com Website Offers Live Chat .pdf
Aug.2009 Practical Welding Today Know Your TIG Torch .pdf
Mar.2007 The Fabricator Get the Hookup: 5 tips for connecting your GTAW torch .pdf
Feb.2005 Practical Welding Today Optimize your Plasma Performance .pdf
Aug.2004 Practical Welding Today Delta Repair Welders Aim High .pdf
Nov.2001 Welding Design & Fabrication Put Your Foot Down .pdf
Oct.2001 Welding Design & Fabrication Arc-Zone Moves to Carlsbad .pdf
May 2001 Welding Journal E-Commerce Makes Its Mark in Welding .pdf
- Ad Miller Ad Name Drops Carmen Electrode .pdf

Media inquires should be directed to:
Sarah Dixon -- 760-931-1500

Press Releases

Aug.25, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Website Gets New Look .pdf
Jun.25, 2008 The Sky's the Limit with the New ArcTime .pdf
Apr.15, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Adds Safety Apparel to Webstore .pdf
Mar.25, 2008 CarmenElectrode.com to Feature Modern Day Rosie the Riveters .pdf
Feb.11, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Adds Books to Webstore .pdf
Jan.28, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Introduces new TIG Welding Product: Tungsten Electrode Stick Out Gauge .pdf
Jan.10, 2008 Arc-Zone.com Names Scott Reiman Director of Operations .pdf
Dec.01, 2007 Arc-Zone.com Launches Full Service E-Commerce Webstore .pdf
Jun.16, 2005 Arc-Zone.com Adds EZ Wipes to its Line of High Performance Welding Accessories .pdf
Jan.25, 2005 Arc-Zone.com Introduces Convenient, Portable, Dust-Free Tungsten Grinder .pdf
Jul.07, 2004 Arc-Zone.com Delivers Solutions Via Email .pdf
Sep.21, 2001 Arc-Zone.com Relocates to Expanded Offices in Carlsbad, CA .pdf
Jun.18, 2001 Arc-Zone.com Introduces Ergonomically-Designed Heavy Duty Remote Foot Control for TIG .pdf
Feb.01, 2000 Arc-Zone.com introduces Performance Enhancing Plug-n-Weld Systems .pdf
Feb.01, 2000 Arc-Zone.com Launches E-Commerce Superstore for Welding Accessories .pdf

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Join The Arc-Zone Team!

As a growing company, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, Internet savvy, customer-focused team players. Let us know how you can make Arc-Zone an even better company by e-mailing us at jobs@arc-zone.com.

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