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    • Jason Reigner: Debbie is a dedicated customer focused person. The type of person any organisation would be happy to...
    • Troy Saylor: Way to go Debbie – You have worked hard fo this!
    • terry hall: Congratulations Scott and good luck in your new position. Also,congratulations to Bill on a job well done
    • Craig Wood: Brad, congratulations on your most recent store! It is stuff to outwork a man with a plan. Hope...
    • Wally Shields: Wally, adding a little class and lots of expertise. way to go Wally Shields
    • Troy Saylor: The welding community needs to stay tight, good for you IWDC!
    • John Hanlon: Congratulations to you, Larry, and your sons on continued growth and success. You have come a long long...
    • Ken Tidwell: Great looking Showroom. Very inviting. Congratulations Ken Tidwell
    • Anonymous: As a small, family-owned business, I would just echo what others above have said. Small businesses have...
    • Tim Branam: We will miss you Karen. 16 year employee.
    • John Gabris: Maine Oxy has always been a class act. This is just one more example.
    • Tim Gage: Congratulations Corey and Nicole your store looks great, good luck.
    • Jacquie Slatky: Congratulations and best of luck with the new location.
    • Dave Fischer: GOOD COMMENT AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU, IF WE LOSE INDEPENDENTS WE ALL LOSE
    • Aaron Fischer: Mergers and acquisitions are a natural cycle not exclusive to any industry. As an independent, I would...
    • Anonymous: We find the consolidation as an opportunity to get the medium to smaller customers due to the...
    • Bryant Reed: I sell mostly to small to medium distributors and they tell me often that the “big boys”...
    • Matt Winkle: Consolidation is inevitable. Independents often only consider majors when selling their business. Many...
    • Anonymous: I have not seen the New York Stock Exchange decline any acquisitions. They continue to allow Corporate...
    • Andy Thornton: Congrats Eric! Well deserved.
    • Ken Tidwell: Todd, Congratulations to you and all your employees and family on this momentous occasion. Here’s...
    • Ken Tidwell: Woody, your new location looks great, way to go. I look forward to seeing it this year.
    • Ken Tidwell: Congratulations Eric on your new promotion well deserved! Way to go!!
    • Thomas Farley: Whether a welding supply sales person can weld or not is not really important…but a successful...
    • Ken Tidwell: Congratulations! This is a terrific achievement and investment in the Safety and Compliance Culture of...
    • Peter: First class specialty gas products.
    • Troy Saylor: Growth in manufacturing will be coming back to the US, much like tech support, which went overseas and...
    • Ken Tidwell: Hi Shan, Barb & Brandy, Great looking new store! Congratulations.
    • Randy squibb: Great to see all the younger generation members attending the SMC. Please use this time together to...
    • Bradley M: Congrats! well deserved Bradley M. Weldfabulous Welding Supplies
    • Devin OToole: Rick, this article pertains to segregation in gas manufacturing. If you have questions on storing...
    • Rick: How does this regulation relate to storage of Oxygen cylinders in a nursing home?
    • Dan Templeton: Congratulations to Duane. A great asset for Airgas and the entire industry. Dan Templeton Tomco...
    • Heath Wells: Congratulations Bob! You will do a great job.
    • Robert Ranc: Congrats Mike, it is well deserved
    • Robert Ranc: Congrats to you Mr. Urie
    • Erroll Sult: I have been retired from the gas industry for 12 years but, I still like to keep up with the industry...
    • Devin OToole: Larry, thanks for the feedback and the suggestion. I’ll take a look at that. The thinking was to...
    • Larry Silverman: Thank you for providing this video and listing the exact timecodes during which the Medical Gas Act...
    • Jim Kissler: Cogratulations to the Wilton Family and Central Welding employees for continuing a tradition of growth...
    • Devin OToole: John, Thank you for the kind words. GAWDA’s consultants really are a great asset!
    • John Gabris: Thank you for the excellent content. Everything is spelled out so clearly and simply, we can use this...
    • Wade Holt: Mr. Hinely was a great man of integrity and faith in God. Others would do well to follow the example he...
    • Bryant Reed: In my career, I have experienced both segmentation and geographic models. I think either can work if...
    • Erroll Sult: I was shocked when I read ths article. Vernon & Herb were great friens for many years. Please give...
    • Dick Mahany: My deepest sympathy to Whit and Ricky and family, on their loss. Margaret and her husband, Sam, were...
    • Ken Tidwell: Congratulations Dave and everyone at Noble Gas Solutions; tremendous achievement! I am sure everyone is...
    • Ken Tidwell: Our deepest Sympathy goes out to the family of Margaret Marshall and the employees of Service Welders...
    • Tracie L Koehler: I have pretty much quit renting my tanks unless it is for a contractor/or reputable company. I make...
    • Bob Goodliffe: Ah, once again our industry takes a Pollyanna approach to growth forecasting. If only our nation was...
    • Scott Mancel: Good article, I think the trend away from acetylene will continue as companies learn more about cleaner...
    • Roger Yackey: Eric is the model for customer relations, and his in depth knpwledge of the products of Direct wire and...
    • Jim Earlbeck: This is a well deserved promotion for Eric. He is always eager to help his clients find new solutions...
    • VICTOR RHODES JR: As a member of the LDA buying group Eric and his staff have helped us out many times. It is great...
    • Tony Hopkins: John – It’s been a pleasure working with you for the past few years. You’ve done some...
    • Elissa Butler: Best wishes to you, John, in your retirement! Even though we will probably still turn to you for...
    • Tom Bennett: All of us at Cyl-Tec and especially the Bennett family wish John all the best. Have a very Merry...
    • Jack Butler: Butler Gas salutes the career of John Hanlon! We had the privilege to work with John in many win/win...
    • Devin OToole: Ben, thanks for your comment. There’s so much experience within GAWDA, and it’s great to be...
    • Ben Verhagen: Great philosophies, feedback, and tips.
    • Discussion via LinkedIn: After managing for 25 years in the Northeast corridor, I use a combination of both...
    • Discussion via LinkedIn: the only drawback I see is the windshield time. If you don’t plan and manage your time...
    • Discussion via LinkedIn: Because a welding supply distributor has to retrieve empty cylinders, a ‘gas’...
    • Discussion via LinkedIn: I prefer Market Segmentation. Reason being, it is all about “relationships”. If...
    • Ron Patton: Hil was one of the true gentlemen in our industry. I met Hil over 30 years ago and enjoyed working with...
    • Amy Milligan: What a great topic for consideration not only the distributor but also for the manufacturer. Many...
    • Anonymous: I’ve been on numerous advisory boards both high school and post secondary. The issues are the same. The...
    • Kristine Sexter: As the CEO of a consulting company that works with industrial employers, including the welding and...
    • Carole J: If you’re a jazz fan, go to Dizzy’s Coca Cola Lounge, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Of...
    • Carole J: The view from 30 Rock is better than the Empire State Building, and the lines are shorter.
    • Anonymous: But what if the employer requires the employ to give them the long form and not just the medical card,...
    • Wally Brant: I am saddened to learn of J. Marc’s death. He was a big supporter of GAWDA and a former Regional...
    • Ken Tidwell: Rod and Dale, Great meeting and fun for all. Thank you for a wonderful time in beautiful (and cool)...
    • Jim McKenney: Jim – Congratulations. Norco is a the company it is today because of the great people and...
    • Frederick Luening: Jim, I am very glad to see you and the whole NORCO organization recognized and honored. It rewards...
    • Joe Campbell: Thank You for your continued Support of our Troops. Your generosity means a lot to us Veterans. I...
    • Erroll Sult: Congratulations to Jim. He comes from good stock and is carrying on the family tradidion of service to...
    • Jim Earlbeck: First class people and first class organizations get first class awards. You and your staff are an...
    • Dave Mahoney: Jim, Glad to see you honored with this award. Good things happen to good people. Your company should be...
    • Randy Squibb: Proud of ya Jim. Hope all is well.
    • Rachel: I think the key is we recycle/recover, re-learn and adapt. It is often when we face these types of issues,...
    • Dave Fischer: Jim, very well written article. Small business is not getting a fair chance to secure government...
    • Brad Peterson: Great article, Jim. I hope you plan to write a followup one when you know more.
    • Tony Hopkins: Congrats on the new position David! It sounds like a great fit.
    • Judy Miller: Congratulations Lloyd on a successful event. You’re challenging us all to be better business...
    • Thomas Bramhall: The “Bear” I remember fondly, from my early days in industry, God Bless the family
    • Bill Indelicato: Vic: Great to learn your still involved. All the best and continued success. Bill Indelicato
    • Billy Cox: All the best to a former US Navy officer and great friend. I treasure Vic’s counsel and advice as he...
    • Jonathan Yale: Glad to see that you’re staying involved in the industry, Vic. Hope to see you at one of the...
    • Paul Horrigan: God rest Joe’s soul. A good and honest man who was always open and fair with vendors and...
    • bob o'brien: A real pro and a great friend. So happy he will still be involved. All the best Vic and enjoy.
    • Michael Bassi: Great article on all the legitimate options available. My firm manages the professional and non-taxed...
    • Marie Fournier: All that positive energy needs to go somewhere! Beautiful.
    • Bill Proctor: nexAir uses the Runzhiemer Plan for vehicle reimbursement. It is approved by the IRS and the...
    • The Welder: Way to go on showing people how to work up the right way. Starting with the broom is what everyone should...
    • Charlie Mundt: Good luck Woody & all the guys at O E Meyer, With the transition of AGA & Airgas your company...
    • Randy squibb: Tom, Nice to see the younger generation moving up. You are doing it the right way my friend. Randy
    • Bill Aston: It’s very sad to hear that 2 people lost their lives this fire.
    • Bob Hankel: thanks Kenny…..great job ….BH
    • Tom Conger: Way to go Ken! Thanks for the hard work.
    • therigwelder: Informative post
    • Stan Merrick: Congratulations Ravi. Nice to see an “old” McKay guy doing well. Long way from that first...
    • Randy Squibb: Good Morning Ray, Hope all is well with you and yours. Really enjoyed reading your article and could...
    • Welding Machines For Sale Guy: I agree the recessions are totally natural and needed in a normal economy. I still...
    • Ben Verhagen: Yes, I’m looking forward to working with both of them (again).
    • Anonymous: I think EOBR’s are a good step in the right direction. Paper logs are very out-dated and easily...
    • Tim Fusco: It’s great to have Jeff and Doug on-board at TrackAbout. They have almost 50 years of combined...
    • Greg Mason: Good information. Thanks.
    • James: Thanks for this information about filling medical gas cylinders. It’s definitely important to be aware...
    • Richard Garretson: I am strongly considering rebuilding cryo pumps for supply trailers. I need to find out what...
    • Greg: Great article-I work in Ohio as a warehouse/relief driver and feel as though the company I work for is...
    • Marie Fournier: I am a big fan of extranets as a tool for customer self-service. As a consumer, I want information to...
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