OBKY Local Look – Modern Welding Eighty-eight years in business and still growing strong!

Modern Welding Company, a family owned business, was founded in 1932 by Pete Barnard. Mr. Bernard started a small welding shop on 2nd street in downtown Owensboro, KY. From that, Modern Welding has evolved into a multi-location company.

Today, Modern Welding Company has 9 steel tank and vessel fabrication subsidiaries located throughout the United States, two facilities that fabricate structural steel and special custom fabrication products and 4 welding supply stores located in Kentucky. The company is an industry leader by being the country’s largest supplier of Underwriters Laboratories listed, underground and aboveground steel storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids. Chemical storage tanks, ASME pressure vessels and structural steel fabrication are additional products manufactured by the company.