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  • December 15, 2014 – Member News

    All Gas Welding Supply Opens Fourth Store All Gas Welding Supply Co. opened a store at 6525 Route 209 in Kerhonkson, NY. The 2,000 sq. ft. store contains a welding supplies and propane heating appliance showroom, along with 60,000 gallons of propane gas storage. President Michael Taylor says the new facility will better service a growing [...]

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  • FMCSA Issues Advance NPRM on Minimum Financial Responsibility

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking indicating that the agency is considering raising the minimum financial responsibility levels for for-hire motor carriers, hazardous materials carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. 79 Fed. Reg. 70839 (November 28, 2014). The current minimum levels of liability coverage for personal injury and [...]

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  • December 1, 2014 – Member News

    New Fill Plant for General Distributing Company General Distributing Company added a new fill plant at its headquarters in Great Falls, MT. The new plant allows for upgraded argon, nitrogen and oxygen fill capacities. GDC President Glenn Bliss expects that the new plant will dramatically reduce product loss. Acme Names New President Joel Hansen was named president and [...]

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  • November 15, 2014 – Member News

    Select-Arc Opens Expanded Facility in Troy, Ohio Select-Arc commenced operations at its new facility in Troy, Ohio, located at 2015 West Stanfield Road. The 79,400 sq. ft. space is being utilized for manufacturing and support functions in conjunction with Select-Arc headquarters in Fort Loramie, OH. An important reason for the necessity to enlarge Select-Arc’s plant operations [...]

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  • November 15, 2014 – Safety & Compliance

    DOT Denies Industry Request to Take CSA Scores Offline In a letter dated October 30, 2014, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx denied a request from industry to remove all CSA scores from public view. The American Trucking Associations and a dozen other trade associations sent an August 22, 2014, request to Secretary Foxx to remove [...]

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  • October 1, 2014 – Member News

    nexAir Buys Atlanta Medical Gas Distributor Memphis-based nexAir has acquired Cal East Company, a distributor of medical gases and supplies based in Atlanta, GA. Cal East supplies dentists, veterinarians and other medical professionals with gases in the metro Atlanta area. nexAir CEO Kevin McEniry indicates that the niche customer base of Cal East will enhance product [...]

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  • September 15, 2014 – Member News

    Haun Takes the Challenge Eight branches of Haun Welding Supply participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS research. The first branch to participate was Syracuse, NY, which in turn nominated other branches and local companies to participate. They raised almost $2,000. Employees had a lot of fun, especially at the Buffalo branch where [...]

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  • September 1, 2014 – Member News

    Larry Vogel Retires from Norris Cylinder After more than 35 years, Larry Vogel, sales manager at Norris Cylinder, is retiring. Larry has provided exceptional service to Norris and its customers since he joined the Norris team in 1979. He looks forward to spending more time with his family, cheering on the Yankees and playing with his [...]

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  • A Personal Reflection

    For me, summer began on Memorial Day, a traditional time to remember our service men and women who have given their lives for our country. For my father, who was in the Army Air Corps in WWII (stationed on Tinian Island where he worked as a welder repairing airplanes in the Pacific Theater…yes, [...]

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  • August 1, 2014 – Member News

    Abbott Gas Products Sold to Airgas Airgas acquired Abbott Gas Products, headquartered in Olean, NY, with additional locations in Jamestown and Hornell, NY. The company was founded in 1875. “Joining the Airgas team is an exciting opportunity for all of us at Abbott and our customers,” says Mike Higgins, president of Abbott Gas Products. “We look [...]

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