who we are

Since 2001, our executive team has provided advise and support to many companies entering the U.S. market. As part of this endeavor, we managed the operations of INDURA, from 2001 to 2004 and then again, from 2010 to 2014. It has been an exciting journey with many achieved accomplishments as a result of the loyalty, preference and support from our customers.

We reached an agreement with INDURA -which was forcefully leaving the U.S. market- and took control of its operations in 2014.

Under the Strongweld brand from the same offices and warehouses, the same experienced team will be at the helm to continue the heritage of INDURA's devotion to the Independent Distributor, unsurpassed quality and outstanding customer service. Treating every client with great honesty and respect.

NYCO, New York Commercial Office is a minority owned business established in 2001 by Hernan Cuevas and Leslie Tampier. Both Chilean professionals with an extensive experience and a solid academic background in marketing and business development, they moved to New York to start a thriving business consulting firm.

In 2005, in order to manage the startup for a large multinational corporation, the team relocated to California. They established in the Antelope Valley and in 2015, they moved to Ventura County. Hernan became the commuting partner, often traveling to take care of the business on the East Coast and Midwest.

Leslie created strong ties with the community and she became a Member of the Board, Vice President and later President of the AV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Both actively participate from GAWDA, AIWD and other industry related organizations and they also provide volunteer services to the community and support many charitable organizations.

our team


Born in Chile, holds a Masters Degree in Business and Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Wharton. He is the President of NYCO and former Head of INDURA in the United States.

Hernan has almost 28 years of executive experience and he has hold positions at the C and VP level for several multinational corporations.


Born in Chile, holds a Bachelor Degree in Business with majors in Marketing and International Business. She is a former Operations Manager for INDURA in the United States.

Leslie has almost 20 years of executive experience with an extensive background in industrial associations and international trade.

Our mission

To be the preferred supply chain partner for all Independent Welding Distributors in the United States while becoming a platform for the development and growth of our employees, an active supporter of the communities in which we interact and a valuable economic agent for the country that gave us an opportunity to flourish.