Hapco History


Hapco, Inc. is an authorized heat tool supplier, service, and repair center. We’re one of few distributors that provides turnkey systems, design, and engineering services to customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.


This company started out in 1938 as East Akron Tarp & Awning Co as a tarp supplier. Once we acquired plastic welding products in 1980, we changed our name to the one we all know and love, Hapco Inc. From there, Hapco has been building expertise in heat tools, generators, and high-pressure blowers among other.


Since then, Hapco, Inc. has grown into one of the largest industrial heat tool distributors in the Americas, with exports worldwide. Hapco Inc supplies industrial heating products such as heat guns, plastic welding machines, and even generators. And we’re still growing and expanding today!

Making a Name Among the Top Welding & Power Equipment Brands

Master Distributor

In 2008, Hapco, Inc. became a master heat tools distributor in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America for a world famous brand: BAK Thermoplastic Welding Technology AG.

Power Equipment Dealer

In 2009, Hapco Inc. became a full-service Honda Power Equipment dealer by focusing on our markets in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Industry, while opening up access to Commercial Roofers nationally.

Generator Dealer

Hapco Inc. is a full service Honda Power Equipment dealer and product distributor for both Winco and Gillette portable generators and power equipment.

Largest BAK Distributor

In 2011, Hapco Inc. acquired American Plastic Welding Technologies to become the largest BAK distributor in the world brining access to Herz heaters and Dohle extruders to all of North America.

Hapco History