Company Founder

Company Founder Richard Hanlon
in the Graham Warehouse 1959.

Company Founder

Current Owner Mark Hanlon


Our founder, Richard Hanlon, started in the Stud Welding Business in 1958. He was a salesman with Grahm Manufacturing Company, Grahm 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. We sell, repair & rent stud welding/insulation fastening equipment.

Hanlon Equipment is a Full-Service supplier of Stud Welding & Insulation Fastening equipment & fasteners. We operate out of a modern industrial building in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

For over 50 years, Hanlon has been renting Stud Welding Equipment to all types of Industry and Contractors.

The company is now run by Richard's son Mark.  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 Drawn Arc welders and generator rigs.