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Inside GAWDA Archive

  • Feb. 15 Supplier Connections

    Supplier Connections What’s hot in the 2018 marketplace? What new products and services have GAWDA suppliers and manufacturers got to help gases and welding supplies distributors boost 2018 business levels? Check out the new products and initiatives GAWDA suppliers and manufacturers have this year, and read how their newest offerings can give distributors a leg up on [...]

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  • Feb 1. Member News

    MEMBER NEWS IWDC Sets All-Time Annual Spend Record The annual spend of Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative, Inc., (IWDC) member companies through their co-op exceeded $216 million in 2017, smashing a prior record established in 2014 by more than $12 million, the co-op reports. Frank Kasnick, president and CEO, says the IWDC also set six separate all-time monthly records [...]

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  • Jan. 1 Supplier Connections

    Supplier Connections What’s ‘hot’? What have they got? Check out these suggestions for new products and services that can help you get a leg up on business in the New Year. What’s hot for 2018’s marketplace? What new things have suppliers and manufacturers got on hand to help gases and welding supplies distributors make money or save [...]

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  • Dec. 15, 2017 Member News

    In Memoriam Airgas Co-Founder Thomas Mason Airgas co-founder Thomas Mason, of Malvern, Pa., passed away on November 26 at the age of 84. He was born in Somerville, N.J. and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in industrial engineering. While at RPI he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Navy ROTC and he played [...]

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  • Director’s Desk

    Welcome Back to the Big Apple By John Ospina It’s been six years since we last hosted our Annual Convention in New York City. There are tons of things to do and places to see in the “City That Never Sleeps.” As a destination, this is one of the best locations in the country to visit. New [...]

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  • President’s View

    A Busy Year; An Enduring Message By Mark Raimy It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and my term as 2016-2017 president is at an end. This year, my goals were to use technology to improve communication in order to bring the value of GAWDA to our members and to strengthen the value when members [...]

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  • ‘GAWDA Gives Back’

    Tops $2 Million The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) and its member businesses will again this fall present sizeable monetary gifts to two organizations whose good works help hundreds of others meet daily needs and long-term life goals. Significantly this year, after 17 years of conducting its fund-raising initiative, GAWDA Gives Back contributions have [...]

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  • Technology, Changes Helping to Make GAWDA Even Better

    New Communications, Technologies Creating Added Value for Members By Mark Raimy When the year began, we talked about making changes and utilizing technology to make GAWDA membership even better. A fair amount of what we discussed was on display leading up to and during the Spring Management Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. We tried out new channels of [...]

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  • Evaluating and Innovating To Improve Member Experience

    By John Ospina Over the past few years technology has played a large part in how GAWDA, as an association, communicates with its members and how our members communicate and network with each other. Not long ago, social media was new to many of our members. Now, it’s fairly common to see members tweeting, [...]

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  • An Exciting SMC and Other Special Treats Are Now Just Around The Corner

    By Mark Raimy GAWDA’s meeting season is in full swing. This is the most exciting time of the year, as we offer many ways for you to engage, receive valuable content and get some quality networking time with industry members. The regional meetings are underway and the schedule this year is as great as it has ever [...]

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