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9176 Kearny Villa Court
San Diego, CA 92123

Welding and Cutting Equipment Rental and Repair Services

Southern California’s largest, family owned and operated, Welding Equipment Rental and Repair Facility. No customer is too small and, with our multi-million dollar inventory of the welding industry’s latest equipment, no job site is too large. With our years of experience we have you covered!

R.J. Kates is registered with the U.S. government Department of Defense in the Central Contractor Registration (DOD/CCR). CAGE/NCAGE #1RPX6; DUNS #610895732.


We know you’d rather be busy working on jobs than working on your tools.  Let us handle the burden of maintenance, storage, and depreciation of the equipment you use every day!  Our experienced team will make sure that everything runs smoothly and let you finish on time!


Our team of service technicians have over 80 years of experience troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment problems. We hold warranty station status with all major cutting and welding equipment manufacturers and offer fast, easy turnaround to get you back up and running.


We offer a full line of everything you’ll need to get the job done: abrasive disks, chemical tools, Hypertherm plasma torches and consumables.  We are the manufacturer’s representative for West Central Industrial, offering both new and used equipment for all of your job requirements.

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