SMC Contact Booth Program – Guide to Exhibitors

Strengthen the bond between Distributors and Suppliers at the Contact Booth Program!

There is no better place in 2012 to strengthen the bond between distributors and suppliers than at the Contact Booth Program at GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. As of press time, the Exhibitors listed on the following pages indicated they will be participating in the GAWDA Contact Booth Program on Monday, April 30, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Learn more about your Star Spangled Tomorrow while networking at this year’s Contact Booth Program!

The following companies are also exhibiting:

  • Air Liquide
  • Advance Specialty Gas Equipment
  • American Cap Company
  • Ceodeux
  • CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels
  • Cramer Decker Industries
  • Cryogas International
  • Cryogenic Industries Service Companies
  • Direct Wire and Cable, Inc.
  • Luxfer Gas Cylinders
  • M.K. Morse Company
  • Mercer Abrasives
  • Progressive Plastics
  • Revco industries, Inc.
  • Rexarc
  • Sandvik Materials Technology
  • Sawyer MFG CO
  • Sellstrom Manufacturing Co.
  • Trafimet USA
  • Western International Gas & Cylinders Inc.

3M Speedglas
St. Paul, MN — 3M Speedglas manufactures and markets a portfolio of auto-darkening filters (ADF) for welders and personal protection equipment (PPE) for protection against welding hazards. The combination of Speedglas welding shield ADFs and a wide product offering for PPE provides welders with a comprehensive set of product solutions for welding hazards.

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Abicor Binzel
Frederick, MD — Abicor Binzel, with global operations, is constantly researching and developing new technologies for our industry, like the newly introduced Delta MIG torch. Product offerings include other MIG, TIG, robotic, air and water-cooled torches, welding accessories and welding chemicals. Abicor Binzel specializes in providing customizable solutions resulting in the creation of significant cost savings.

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Ace Industrial Products
St. Louis, MO — Ace Industrial Products manufactures a full line of welding fume extraction products. Our versatile and effective portable and mobile extractors are designed especially for fabricators, manufacturers and contractors, and are sold exclusively through welding gas and equipment dealers. All Ace extractors are proudly made in the USA.

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Acme Cryogenics
Allentown, PA — Acme Cryogenics provides complete solutions to meet customers’ total gas and liquid handling requirements, including CryoMaxx liquid delivery and MicroMaxx liquid storage systems (bulk and microbulk), cryogenic tanks and tank repair, field service and installation, manifolds, cylinder fill plant equipment, custom solutions and Quality Cryogenics vacuum-jacketed piping.

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Air Products and Chemicals
Allentown, PA — In the industrial gas business for 70 years, Air Products is committed to the independent distributor. With supply capabilities spanning coast to coast, Air Products values safety and on-time delivery. Dedicated Account Managers Shelly Dinwiddie, Susan Reiter, Mark Steiner, Jon Grossman and Business Manager Mike Reinhardt have a combined 100-plus years of industry experience and can develop programs that support the GAWDA member’s business.

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ALM Materials Handling
Streator, IL — ALM is a manufacturer of welding/assembly lifts and positioners. Capacities range from 3,000 to 35,000 pounds, with plans to introduce 65,000-pound units later this year. Our unique hydraulic design can safely and efficiently manipulate customer’s weldments or assemblies.

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American Standard Manufacturing
Central Bridge, NY — American Standard Manufacturing is a manufacturer of high-pressure and propane cylinder storage and merchandising cabinets for both industrial and commercial use. American Standard Manufacturing also manufactures ergonomic cylinder handling devices such as the Pit Stop Propane Fuel Depot, the Forklift Cylinder Handler, the Wall Hugger Cylinder Vise and the Little Giant Cylinder Inverter.

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American Torch Tip
Bradenton, FL — American Torch Tip Company (ATTC) operates a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and produces plasma, MIG, TIG, laser, oxy-fuel and multi-use oxy-fuel, and thermal spray consumable tips, torches and other parts that are compatible with all major OEM products. ATTC also manufactures ATTC PHD plasma torch systems as well as Lightning brand MIG guns.

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American Welding Society
Miami, FL — Founded in 1919, the American Welding Society (AWS) is a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. AWS activities include standards development, personal certification, trade show management and educational events. The Society also focuses on allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying.

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AmWINS Program Underwriters
Charlotte, NC — AmWINS Program Underwriters are underwriters of property and casualty insurance for welding supply distributors and now provide total fumes coverage. With the same underwriting team since 1992, AmWINS aims to provide not only industry expertise, but also stability in times of uncertainty. Product offerings include industry-specific property, general liability, automobile and umbrella coverage countrywide.

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ARCON Welding Equipment
Salisbury, MD — Arcon manufactures SCR-based inverter welders known as “The Workhorse” and “The Studhorse” designed for shipyards, mines, drilling rigs, power plants, subway or rail maintenance and paper mills. The standard Seahorse Corrosion Protection five-year guarantee, where moisture occurs, is available along with a three-year limited parts warranty.

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ArcOne
Taunton, MA — Celebrating 20 years in business, ArcOne produces auto-darkening welding helmets, respiratory protection and head and face protection products. The company will showcase an all new iDF, Intelligent Darkening Filter, as well as a complete new line of digital AD filters, available in the newly redesigned Vision helmet.

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Arcos Industries
Mount Carmel, PA — Arcos Industries manufactures a comprehensive line of bare wire and covered welding electrode products. The range of consumables includes high alloy, stainless steel and nickel alloy electrodes. Arcos electrodes meet or exceed demanding military and nuclear application specifications, such as: ASME Nuclear Certificate #QSC448; ISO 9001: Certified; Mil-I-45208A Inspection; and Navy QPL.

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Bohler Welding Group USA
Houston, TX — Bohler Welding Group USA has manufactured welding consumables for over 80 years. The company produces a variety of consumables, from products for use with mild and stainless steel to special products for repair and maintenance purposes, hardfacing and brazing. The six brands sold in North America are: Bohler, TPUT, Soudokay, Fontargen, UTP and Avesta.

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Bug-O Systems
Canonsburg, PA — Since 1948, Bug-O Systems has been designing, developing and manufacturing track, automation and motion control for arc welding and cutting. We are dedicated to mechanizing the welding and cutting industry through our network of distributors and sales offices in 150 countries.

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Carbide Industries
Louisville, KY — Carbide Industries manufactures calcium carbide products and acetylene used in the industrial gas, chemical, primary steel and foundry markets. Manufacturing plants are located in Louisville and Calvert City, Kentucky. Company personnel will be on hand to discuss their new, rebuilt calcium carbide furnace and their return to the manufacturing of calcium carbide as it transitions from sourced calcium carbide to manufacturing it from their newly rebuilt facility.

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Catalina Cylinders
Hampton, VA — Catalina Cylinders, with manufacturing facilities in Hampton, Virginia, and Garden Grove, California, produces aluminum alloy high-pressure, low-pressure and aerosol cylinders for the compressed gas industry. Catalina supplies the calibration and spec gas, medical oxygen, beverage, SCUBA, SCBA and fire markets.

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Cavagna
Somerset, NJ — The Cavagna Group, founded in 1949, manufactures equipment and fittings for compressed gases, gas storage and control, serving North American customers through two distribution centers located in New Jersey and California. Cavagna’s experience and product reliability support a history of partnerships with virtually every major oil company and producer of compressed gases, tank cylinders and tank OEMs.

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Chart Industries
New Prague, MN — Chart supplies distribution, storage equipment and services to the worldwide industrial gas market. Chart manufactures a broad line of cryogenic products for the purification, liquefaction, distribution and storage of helium, nitrogen, argon, oxygen, carbon dioxide and natural gas for final use in a multitude of industrial, commercial, energy and scientific applications.

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Computers Unlimited
Billings, MT — TIMS software combines the ease and simplicity of Windows with the power of a Microsoft SQL database. The TIMS all-in-one solution for gases, hardgoods and rental equipment includes cylinder tracking, wireless warehouse, electronic updates, mobile delivery handheld solutions, document imaging and data analysis tools.

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Cryostar USA
Bethlehem, PA — A manufacturer of cryogenic pumps and turbo-machinery for industrial gases, LNG and hydrocarbons, Cryostar supplies major gas companies, gas distributors and service providers from strategically located facilities throughout the United States. The company provides their customers spare parts, repairs, on-site maintenance, service exchanges, lease programs and technical expertise. Executives will be on hand to discuss their specially designed liquid hydrogen pump.

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CryoVation
Fort Myers, FL — CryoVation is a custom manufacturer of manual and automated industrial, medical, beverage and specialty gas filling equipment, including manifolds, controls, pumps (cryogenic, vacuum, CO2/N2O), vaporizers, pump parts, valves, hoses, gauges, analyzers and Liquifill.

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Cyl-Tec
Aurora, IL — Cyl-Tec has served the compressed gas industry since 1991 and offers a full line of compressed gas cylinders, including steel, acetylene, cryogenic and aluminum cylinders. Cyl-Tec services include ultrasonic and hydrostatic cylinder testing, liquid cylinder repair and acetylene cylinder requalification. Parts and accessories for high-pressure and cryogenic cylinders are available, including the fast-drying, water-reducible cylinder paint Acrylex.

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DataOnline
Berkeley Heights, NJ — A global provider of vessel monitoring solutions to industrial gas producers and distributors, DataOnline specializes in robust and reliable hardware, data acquisition, wireless communications and online applications. DataOnline’s end-to-end-solutions are quick, easy and cost-effective. Flexible architecture and lineup of sensors assist distributors with solutions that are designed for their tank and cylinder monitoring applications.

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DataWeld
Bossier City, LA — Celebrating its 30th year as a provider of industry-specific software solutions for compressed gas distributors, DataWeld’s totally integrated solutions include: accounting with cylinder rental capabilities, advanced serial number tracking of cylinders using handheld computers and bar codes or transponders, Internet shopping carts, truck-based billing systems and Internet-based software to allow customers to make electronic payments.

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Digital Wave Corporation
Centennial, CO — Digital Wave Corporation is a privately held manufacturer of ultrasonic examination (UE) cylinder testing equipment, modal acoustic emission (AE) testing equipment and a provider of associated inspection services. With applications worldwide, Digital Wave and its partners serve private and governmental clients in the compressed gas, pressure vessel and cylinder industries.

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Dynaflux
Cartersville, GA — Dynaflux, Inc. is a nationally recognized supplier of welding and industrial chemicals, including non-destructive testing and a complete line of anti-spatters, protective lenses, face shields and mechanical products along with stainless rod ovens, the Heat Tint Remover machine and a wide assortment of standard and custom water re-circulators.

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Electronic Fluorocarbons
Ivyland, PA — Electronic Fluorocarbons supplies specialty gases, fluorocarbons and rare gases. EF offers competitive pricing and thrives on customer service and state-of-the-art analytical capabilities. Our ISO 9001:2008 specialty gas plant has a full analytical lab (GC/MS, FTIR, GC with TCD and FID, as well as dedicated moisture analyzers).

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Eleet Cryogenics
Bolivar, OH — Eleet Cryogenics provides complete cryogenic bulk tank rehab services in a modern, state-of-the-art indoor facility. Eleet manufactures medical and industrial gas final line and specialty manifolds, sells fully rehabbed and new bulk tanks, offers Dura-Bulk cryogenic delivery vehicles, microbulk skid pak tanks, mobile bulk trailer rental, Trifecta/Auto-Fill laser pak rehab services, installation of tanks/equipment, on-site field services, an inventory of vaporizers/parts and on-site asset
management.

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ESAB Welding & Cutting
Florence, SC — ESAB, also featuring Alcotec premium aluminum wire, offers equipment and filler metals that provide complete solutions for all welding and cutting needs. ESAB’s 100 percent satisfaction guarantee allows risk-free buying on all arc, hand plasma, gas apparatus and filler metals. ESAB and Alcotec provide training, technical support and sales for their distributor partners.

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Evergreen Midwest
Mentor, OH — Evergreen Midwest is a wholesale distributor serving the compressed gas, welding, carbonic, specialty gas and cryogenic industries since 1978. Manufacturers represented include Sherwood Valve, Catalina Cylinders, RegO Cryo-Flow Products, Flexible Components, Superior Products, Watson Coatings, Goddard and MPT Industries. The company’s industry knowledge and stocking levels makes them a “go-to” source for gas plant needs.

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FIBA Technologies
Millbury, MA — FIBA has served industrial and specialty gas distributors and manufacturers since 1958. FIBA manufactures and reconditions gas containment equipment, including DOT, ISO and ASME pressure vessels, tube trailers, ISO modules, seamless ASME and DOT receivers, bulk cryogenic tanks, vaporizers and parts. MEGCs for electronic gases are their specialty, but they also build storage and transportation equipment for industrial gases, including helium, hydrogen and CNG. FIBA also provides ultrasonic, acoustic emission and hydrostatic requalification of pressure vessels.

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Flame Technologies
Cedar Park, TX — Flame Technologies is a manufacturer of high-production, cost-efficient direct replacement cutting tips and apparatus, supplying the U.S. and international markets. Flame Tech’s philosophy and commitment to the fabricating industry is to provide high-quality products, excellent service and competitive pricing, and to be responsive to customers’ needs.

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Flexovit USA
Angola, NY — Flexovit USA is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-productivity abrasives for portable power tools. Flexovit operates a 100,000 sq. ft. ISO-certified factory and five distribution centers and deploys technical sales representatives to provide support to abrasive users through a selective network of distributors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Gas and Air Systems
Hellertown, PA — Gas and Air Systems is a compressor distributor/packager of Howden/Burton Corblin diaphragm and piston compressors and other reciprocating compressor products. Howden/Burton Corblin factory-approved replacement parts are held in inventory. On-site service, in-house compressor assessment and rebuild
capabilities are available, as well as pre-owned performance-tested units.

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Gas Equipment Company
Houston, TX — Gas Equipment Company provides custom solutions with off-the-shelf inventory for the CO2, compressed gas, welding and cryogenic industries. Products include cryogenic extended stem globe valves, relief valves, check valves, ball valves, meters, CO2 pumps, hydraulic coolers, cryogenic regulators and gas regulators for in-process, transfer and control equipment.

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Gas Innovations
La Porte, TX — Gas Innovations is an independent wholesale provider supplying propylene, Kobelco’s line of welding wires, specialty gas grades of butane, carbon monoxide, ethane, ethylene, hydrogen chloride, isobutane, methane, propane and other gases and liquids. Services include tube trailer and cryogenic and cryogenic ISO container leasing, ultrasonic cylinder requalification, cylinder and valve sales and pack maintenance. Target marketing programs, innovative solutions and non-traditional services create the company’s competitive advantage.

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Gerhart Gas Technologies
Allentown, PA — Through precision planning, Gerhart and the Gas Technologies Division have evolved into a fully integrated company, offering engineering solutions for plant floor automation, material handling for bulk powder, liquid and gases, controls systems engineering and integration, plant maintenance, metrology lab and analytical equipment services. A systems integrator, the company specializes in industrial gas and cryogenic filling systems.

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Global Calibration Gases
Palmetto, FL — Global Calibration Gases supplies calibration gases and custom specialty gas mixtures specializing in multi-component hydrocarbon, BTU and BTEX mixtures, low ppm multi-component custom gas mixtures, and a complete line of EPA Protocol gases (PGVP #N12011) and NIST Traceable gas mixtures. Currently ISO 17025 accredited for calibration and testing (#69191).

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Global Hardgoods
Cleveland, OH — Global Hardgoods is a wholesaler/manufacturer of welding, safety and cutting supplies that sells exclusively through distributors. Products include MIG and TIG consumables, ground clamps and electrode holders, gouging carbons, cutting tips, welding helmets and other accessories. No order minimums.

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Gullco International
Cleveland, OH — Specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality welding and cutting automation, Gullco will display its welding rod ovens and KATBAK ceramic weld backing products. The electrode stabilizing oven is designed to maintain electrode properties while producing quality welds. When partnered with the KATBAK ceramic weld backing products, the oven can produce x-ray quality welds, while eliminating the need to back gouge and offers the advantage of welding only one side of the joint which can save costs and increase production. With committed dedication to its distribution network and customer service, Gullco provides equipment and the results their customers need, when they need it.

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The Harris Products Group
Mason, OH — The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of cutting, welding, brazing and soldering equipment, consumables and gas distribution systems. Harris Products Group products are sold and used in over 95 countries.

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Hyperkinetics Corporation
Williamstown, VT — Hyperkinetics Corporation supplies valve protection products and seals for the medical, industrial and specialty gas industries and carries many other oxygen-related products used in the homecare market. Hyperkinetics specializes in custom molding. Same-day shipments on most orders.

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Hypertherm
Hanover, NH — Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced metal cutting systems for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing and automotive repair. Hypertherm’s product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma and laser systems, consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls and cutting software. Company executives will focus on the company’s “American Built. Building America.” campaign during this year’s spring conference.

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INOXCVA
Mont Belvieu, TX — INOXCVA offers engineered solutions for cryogenics and manufactures a complete range of products, including transport trailers, railcars, horizontal and vertical bulk tanks, micro-bulk trucks, customer stations, cryobiological dewars and more. INOXCVA supports the LNG market with the same range of equipment in addition to new mobile regasification and mobile refueling solutions.

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ITW Welding North America
Appleton, WI — ITW Welding North America, composed of Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Hobart Brothers, Bernard, MAXAL, Tregaskiss and Weldcraft, will participate in the GAWDA Spring Management Conference. From power sources to filler metals, GMAW guns and GTAW torches, these manufacturers have joined together to provide a variety of solutions to improve welding performance, productivity and quality.

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John Tillman Company
Compton, CA — John Tillman Company has protected welders for over 80 years. A manufacturer of protective welding gloves, clothing, blankets, curtains and screens, the company offers over 2,000 items from distribution centers located in California, Indiana and Georgia.

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Kaplan Industries
Maple Shade, NJ — For nearly 50 years, Kaplan Industries has serviced the welding, beverage and medical markets. Kaplan inventories a complete line of cylinders, from lecture bottles to the largest storage vessels.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional
Fenton, MO — Companies depend on Kimberly-Clark Professional for a wide range of safety products that help protect both their employees and the environments they work in. A broad product offering includes protective apparel, gloves, respiratory, eye and hearing protection, in addition to a wide range of welding and work zone safety products.

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Kiswel
Florence, KY — Kiswel is a worldwide manufacturer of welding filler metals, including flux-core, metal core in mild steel and stainless; stick, TIG and MIG in stainless and mild steel. Kiswel’s newest plant is in Florence, Kentucky.

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Kobelco Welding of America
Houston, TX — Kobelco Welding of America is a subsidiary company of Kobe Steel Ltd., Japan. Distribution
facilities are located in Cincinnati, Ohio; Salt Lake City, Utah; Chicago, Illinois; Birmingham, Alabama; and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Kobelco supplies low-fume, low-spattering stainless steel, mild steel and low-alloy steel flux-cored wire and mild steel solid wire (ER70S-6).

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LA-CO Industries
Elk Grove Village, IL — LA-CO Industries is a source for commercial/contractor-grade hand-held Markal liquid paint markers, solid paint markers, ink markers, specialty crayons, low halogen (low corrision) markers and nuclear-certified markers, standard and nuclear-certified temperature indicating sticks, thread compounds, soldering flux, anti-seize compounds, repair compounds and penetrantrs/lubricants.

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LENOX-American Saw
East Longmeadow, MA — LENOX is passionate about bringing maximum cutting performance and value. The results of that passion and our nearly 100-year heritage of band saw blade innovation can be experienced in every blade we make.

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The Lincoln Electric Company
Cleveland, OH — Celebrating a history of 115 years, Lincoln Electric provides the metal fabricating industry with welding equipment, consumables, fume control systems, cutting equipment and robotic solutions. The company provides its distributors with innovative products, advanced technology solutions and local sales and engineering support to meet the demands of fabricators of every size and industry.

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Linde
Murray Hill, NJ — Linde has partnered with industrial gas and welding supply distributors for over 90 years as a major producer of oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, liquid helium, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, acetylene, industrial compressed and specialty gases. The distributor program includes a dedicated distributor sales manager, safety and training curriculum, small bulk programs and the LDA, Linde Distributor Association.

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Lucas-Milhaupt, a Handy & Harman Co.
Milwaukee, WI — For over 75 years, Lucas-Milhaupt has been a source for metal joining products and services. The company offers a broad spectrum of materials in a wide variety of forms and shapes, including wire, rod, strip, paste powder and preformed rings.

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Manchester Tank & Equipment Co.
Franklin, TN — Manchester Tank manufactures low-pressure vessels in North America, Australia and Chile. Manchester’s product line includes all low pressure tank families with primary focus on propane, air, refrigerant and industrial applications.

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Matheson
Basking Ridge, NJ — Matheson is a single-source provider of industrial, specialty, medical, electronic and bulk gases, gas handling equipment, high-performance gas detection and purification systems. Matheson’s ENABLE Distributor Development Program provides distributors with a complete line of products and services backed by Matheson’s 80+ years in the specialty gas business.

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McDantim
Helena, MT — The manufacturer of the Trumix Gas Blender, with over 100,000 systems worldwide, McDantim provides standard industrial models which blend two or three gases (Ar, CO2, H2, He, N2 and O2) with flow rates from 300 to 4,000 scfh and an accuracy of +/-10 percent of the minor component (never to exceed two percent of full scale). Product applications include draught beer dispensing, food packaging and shielding gases for welding.

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Metalman Work Gear Co.
Appleton, WI — The Metal Man brand is comprised of welding helmets, welding carts, unique patented welding cabinets, welders, plasma cutters and welding accessories. We support our products/customers with a toll free technical help line, parts, service, warranty and private labeling in low MOQs.

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Midalloy
St. Louis, MO — Midalloy provides technical support along with a full line of stainless steel, nickel alloy and low alloy welding consumables for the most demanding applications. Specific industries include oil and gas, power generation, chemical, cryogenic, heat treating and others.

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MK Products
Irvine, CA — Established in 1966, MK Products is the inventor of Cobramatic push-pull wire feed technology. The company manufactures aluminum GMA welding systems, as well as the Orbital Tube welding system for specialized tubing applications, the AirCrafter rotary positioner for all small piece, table-top welding jobs, and the new flexi barrel designed for hard-to-reach welding applications.

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MPT Industries
Dover, NJ — MPT Industries manufactures the OC line of oxygen-compatible and chemical-resistant thread sealants and lubricants for cylinder valves and welding applications. OC thread sealants and greases are nonflammable, chemically inert, anti-galling, anti-seizing, non-toxic and odorless. OC Products can seal threaded connections on cylinder valves in place of Teflon tape for high quality seals that eliminate expensive and potentially dangerous leaks.

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Norris Cylinder Company
Longview, TX — Norris Cylinder Company’s Longview, Texas, and Huntsville, Alabama, facilities manufacture cylinders for the industrial gas cylinder market and highly engineered specialty cylinder product markets. The synergistic operations provide Norris Cylinder Company with many opportunities to serve an expanding customer base.

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Norton Abrasives/Carborundum Abrasives
Worcester, MA — Norton Abrasives and Carborundum Abrasives supply the welding and metal fabrication marketplace with a full line of grinding and cut-off wheels, coated sanding products and surface finishing non-woven nylon fiber products. Strategically located, state-of-the-art distribution centers ensure customers get the right products right on time.

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OKI Bering
Cincinnati, OH — OKI Bering is a single-source wholesaler providing welding, safety and industrial equipment to qualified distributors across the United States and the world. Company representatives will be on hand to discuss world-class customer service, next-day shipping and various online technologies, as well as the company’s more than 250 represented manufacturers.

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ORS Nasco
Tulsa, OK — ORS Nasco, a pure wholesale supply company, offers 160,000 SKUs of premium branded products sold exclusively to distributors in the industrial, welding, safety, construction and oilfield markets and more. ORS partners with distributors to provide a single-source wholesale solution to help grow their business. ORS has a network of 19 strategically located distribution centers to serve distributors in the United States.

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Osborn
Cleveland, OH — Established in 1887, Osborn is the world’s oldest industrial brush manufacturer. A global company, we manufacture in 13 countries with sales offices in 23 countries. Our wide product line includes wire and abrasive nylon brushes, maintenance brushes, buffs, compounds and Load Runners cam followers.

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Praxair
Danbury, CT — As a leading supplier of bulk and packaged gases, Praxair is committed to helping distributors grow their businesses in an effective, efficient, profitable and sustainable fashion. With extensive global resources, Praxair aims to provide the tools and the strategies to help distributors compete successfully in today’s very challenging marketplace.

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Precision Specialty Gas Products
Aurora, IL — Precision Specialty Gas Products, a Weldcoa/AsteRisk partnership, provides prep, filling, post-filling and analytical equipment, as well as services and training for the production of specialty gases including, but not limited to, lab installations and automated blending cells.

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Quality Welding Products, Inc.
King of Prussia, PA — QWP, Inc. is a wholesaler of pickling and passivation products for stainless steel, aluminum and titanium. QWP offers seminars and “hands-on” training for customers who want to do in-house pickling and passivation. QWP offers stainless steel flux coated TIG wires that eliminate backing and purging.

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Ratermann Manufacturing
Nashville, TN — Ratermann Manufacturing provides cryogenic and high-pressure industrial, medical and
specialty gas equipment and supplies. The company’s nationwide locations provide quick delivery, coast to coast. Company executives will discuss the latest from Sherwood Valve and their Arctic Fox line of cryogenic mini-bulk tanks.

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Ray Murray Inc.
Lee, MA — Since 1973, Ray Murray Inc. (RMI) has grown into one of the largest distributors of propane and compressed gas equipment and appliances in the U.S. The company was established with an emphasis on complete customer care. That complete customer care best defines RMI’s team-based operating philosophy with process improvements and follow-through systems that bridge management, customer service, purchasing, warehousing and shipping, marketing and administration.

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Retro Systems
Valley Center, KS — Retro Systems manufactures an extensive product line of CNC plasma, oxy-fuel and waterjet cutting machines. CNC cutting machines are built with off-the-shelf components. All models include the Hypertherm full suite of products: CNC control, plasma system, plasma torch height control and CAM Solutions programming software, ensuring total integration.

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Rotarex
Mount Pleasant, PA — A manufacturer of valves, fittings and regulators for compressed gases, Rotarex provides source-to-process solutions for the handling of gases, including specialty, semiconductor, corrosive, industrial and medical. Product offerings include cylinder and line valves, line valves, regulators and fittings in materials such as brass, ASB, stainless steel, nickel and Hastelloy, as well as polymers including PCTFE, PTFE, Vespel and PVDF for
internal seals.

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SafTCart
Clarksdale, MS — SafTCart will be discussing its line of completely assembled cylinder cradle banks, cylinder carts, medical series carts and the 800 Series. Company representatives will be available to discuss cylinder pallets, truck beds and more efficient ways to store cylinders.

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Select-Arc
Fort Loramie, OH — Select-Arc manufactures a complete line of flux-cored and metal-cored carbon steel, low-alloy, nickel alloy, hardsurfacing and stainless steel electrodes. Select-Arc is dedicated to providing high-quality products and value-added service.

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Sherwood Valve
Washington, PA — Meet the new Sherwood Valve. The company is currently re-investing and expanding to deliver their best quality product, on time and at the best possible price. New products, including the GVT vertical outlet acetylene valve, and new master distributors, including Ratermann Manufacturing, and a new Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturing plant, all serve to enhance their relationships with GAWDA distributors.

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Superior Products
Cleveland, OH — Superior Products is a manufacturer of compressed gas fittings and gas management systems. The company will be promoting its High-Flow Mighty-Max Manifold System for laser applications and a Push 2 Fill quick connector for filling high-pressure cylinders.

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Taylor-Wharton International
Mechanicsburg, PA — Founded in 1742, Taylor Wharton (T-W) is the oldest, continuously operated metal working company in the U.S. The company produces a comprehensive range of bulk and portable cryogenic storage products, including liquid cylinders, beverage carbonation cylinders, micro-bulk, liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks and storage tanks, and cryogenic freezers and dewars for the Life Sciences markets.

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Techniweld
Atlanta, GA — Techniweld, a wholesaler to distributors, provides Techniweld-brand, as well as other popular, industry-brand named filler metals, cutting equipment, welding accessories, consumable parts, cable and hose. Techniweld quality is the result of the company’s long-term relationships with their manufacturing partners and demonstrated by the technical support provided by the company’s team of experienced, sales professionals.

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TECSYS
Montreal, QC, Canada — TECSYS is a provider of distribution and logistics software solutions for the packaged gas and welding supplies industry. TECSYS software solutions facilitate accurate and efficient management of inventory, distribution, transportation, finance and accounting activities for customers.

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Thermacut
Claremont, NH — Thermacut is a worldwide provider of advanced cutting and welding consumables, offering a full line of plasma and oxy-fuel cutting tips, MIG and TIG welding consumables and torch heads. Thermacut is rapidly expanding its traditional lines of distribution throughout North America.

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Thermadyne Industries
St. Louis, MO — Thermadyne, a global manufacturer and supplier of metal cutting and welding hardgoods, is proud to support the skilled professions of the welding, metalworking and fabrication trades. Victor, Thermal Dynamics, Thermal Arc, Arcair, Tweco, TurboTorch, Stoody and Cigweld are among the Thermadyne family of brands.

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Titan Industries
Alexandria, PA — Titan Industries continues to supply the industry with quality nitrogen, oxygen and argon tanks. Titan CO2 is fast becoming an industry leader in the bulk CO2 tank rehab business. Titan offers its own rehabbed CO2 tanks and rehabs customer-owned vessels.

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TOMCO2 Equipment Company
Loganville, GA — A supplier of CO2 storage and applications equipment for over 40 years, TOMCO2 Equipment Company offers turnkey installation of CO2 equipment to worldwide and regional gas companies, welding distributors and end-users in the beverage, meat/poultry and fire protection industries. TOMCO2 can design and manufacture custom-made products for specific project requirements. Certified parts and service technicians are
available 24/7.

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TrackAbout
Pittsburgh, PA — TrackAbout provides software-as-a-
service for tracking and optimizing the use of portable physical assets. Web-based and mobile computing technologies meet the challenges of managing shared assets. Smart logic effectively filters and corrects data so only accurate tracking information is entered into enterprise business systems.

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Trendex Information Systems
St. Laurent, QC, Canada — Trendex is a software developer and service organization that specializes in software for the welding supplies distributor. Gastrend Graphical software consists of accounting, order/invoice entry, cylinder rental/lease invoicing, inventory control, sales analysis, hazmat charge, counter sales, quotation, bar coding,
an email and faxing module, and mobile computers for
online invoicing.

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United Abrasives/SAIT
Willimantic, CT — United Abrasives manufactures grinding, cutting and cup wheels, cones, plugs and similar bonded products. Also manufactured are sanding sheets, belts, rolls, flap discs, fiber and PSA discs. Wire brushes, non-woven abrasives, precision diamond-cut tungsten
carbide burs, diamond wheels and a full line of accessories are available. New offering: metal-cutting carbide blades.

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Uniweld Products
Fort Lauderdale, FL — Uniweld produces American-made flame tools, gas control equipment and accessories for gas cutting, welding, heating and brazing applications featuring designs suited for welding professionals, DIY, railroads, power plants, shipbuilding, M&R, jewelry, refrigeration, plumbing, HVAC and construction. For flame processes and industrial gases, Uniweld strives for “quality tools that go to work with you.”

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US Tank & Cryogenic Equipment, Inc.
Lewisburg, TN — US Tank & Cryogenic Equipment, Inc. is a leading provider of parts and repair services for cryogenic equipment, including industrial and beverage carbonation cylinders, bulk tanks, on-site medical oxygen piping installations, home medical tanks, manifolds and control panels, and a variety of other gas-containment products.

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Veite Cryogenic Equipment and Service
North Ridgeville, OH — Veite Cryogenic Equipment (VCE) designs, manufactures and installs cryogenic and high-pressure gas delivery systems. VCE installs turnkey compressed gas distributor fill plants for industrial and medical gas users, as well as high-purity specialty gas production plants for today’s high-tech research and laser applications. The company also has orbital welding capabilities.

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Walter Surface Technologies
Windsor, CT — Walter Surface Technologies develops and provides solutions for professionals who work with metal components and surfaces in all industries worldwide. Solutions range from surface conditioning, shaping and preparation to surface finishing, cleaning and protection. The technologies include abrasive systems, chemical cleaners, lubricants and biotechnology.

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Washington Alloy Co.
Charlotte, NC – Washington Alloy is a full-spectrum brand of welding filler metals and accessories. Our products are available exclusively through distributors and backed by unmatched customer service, technical assistance and inventory. Washington Alloy has four convenient and strategically located warehouses across the U.S.

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WDPG Business Insurance/The Horton Group
Nashville, TN — Serving welding supply distributors since 1987, the company provides business insurance solutions, as well as welding fumes coverage. WDPG/The Horton Group serves distributors coast to coast.

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WEH Technologies
Katy, TX — WEH offers a wide range of standard and customer-tailored quick connectors for pressure and function testing, filling (several media) and plugging of almost any kind of application. WEH Technologies was established in 2008 as a sales, distribution and service company for all WEH connector solutions.

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Weldcoa
Aurora, IL — Weldcoa manufactures gas cylinder handling and filling equipment. The largest independently owned manufacturer of palletized trucks, trailers and filling equipment in the world, most of Weldcoa’s products were developed through close association with customers and continue to evolve as the work environment and government regulations change.

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Welding Material Sales
Geneva, IL — Welding Material Sales (WMS) is a wholesaler/manufacturer of welding filler metals and related consumables to the welding industry. In addition to a complete alloy line, WMS also provides value-adds such as customer service, private label at no charge, no order minimums, same-day shipments, spooling, cutting and flagtagging services.

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Weldship Corporation
Bethlehem, PA — Weldship and Texas Trailer supply tube trailers, gas and liquid ISO containers, ground storage assemblies and CO2 transports to industrial gas manufacturers, independent distributors and specialty chemical producers. Products are available for lease and sale. Complete retest and rehab capabilities are available at both locations. The Weldship team will be on hand to discuss solutions which help the distributor to meet their customers’ short-and long-term bulk gas requirements.

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Western Enterprises
Westlake, OH — Western Enterprises manufactures products for the compressed gas industry, including basic hose fittings to flash arrestors, regulators and complex manifold systems and other produce used for the control, storage and transmission of high pressure gases in the medical, industrial and specialty gas marketplace.

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WITT Gas Controls
Alpharetta, GA — WITT delivers high-quality gas control and gas safety equipment to many industries, such as metal fabrication, food packaging and alternative energy. Their products include: gas mixers, gas analyzers, leak detection systems, flashback arrestors, safety relief valves, non-return valves, pressure regulators and equipment for the safe and efficient use of compressed gases.

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Worthington Cylinder Corporation
Columbus, OH — Worthington Cylinders is a global supplier of pressure cylinders. Worthington’s line of pressure cylinders includes liquefied petroleum, refrigerant and industrial gas cylinders, air brake tanks, hand torches, alternative fuel cylinders and consumer products.

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The following companies are also exhibiting:

Air Liquide
Advance Specialty Gas Equipment
American Cap Company
Ceodeux
CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels
Cramer Decker Industries
Cryogas International
Cryogenic Industries Service Companies
Direct Wire and Cable, Inc.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders
M.K. Morse Company
Mercer Abrasives
Progressive Plastics
Revco industries, Inc.
Rexarc
Sandvik Materials Technology
Sawyer MFG CO
Sellstrom Manufacturing Co.
Trafimet USA
Western International Gas & Cylinders Inc.

Note: The Compressed Gas Association will be located at the GAWDA Consultants booth, where GAWDA members can sign up to access CGA publications through the recently established GAWDA/CGA partnership.

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