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  • April 1 Member News

    MEMBER NEWS Lincoln Electric officials, along with guests, cut a Lincoln-red red ribbon to officially open the company’s $30 million, 130,000 sq. ft. technology and training center at its headquarters in Cleveland. Lincoln Electric Celebrates Welding Tech & Training Center Opening Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. held an open house and ribbon cutting March 21 to mark the [...]

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  • March 1 Member News

    IWDC Makes Staff Appointments The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has announced several organizational changes and staff appointments in alignment with its strategic direction. The organization announced that Keith Werkley has assumed new responsibilities as director, sales and vendor management. His area includes regional sales management, Weldmark hardgoods product management and vendor program support. Werkley will [...]

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  • Feb. 15 Member News

    Brazing Seminar Scheduled in May GAWDA supplier member Lucas-Milhaupt, Inc., a Handy & Harman Company, is hosting the first of its popular “Fundamentals of Brazing” regional training programs Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3 at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport in Irvine, Cal. The seminar offers in-depth information on the latest brazing techniques taught by Lucas- Milhaupt’s brazing experts. [...]

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  • Jan. 15, 2018 Member News

    Mitchell Becomes Regional Sales Manager for IWDC Barry Mitchell has joined the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC), as regional sales manager. Reporting to Keith Werkley, Mitchell is responsible for promoting IWDC’s value proposition to the membership as well as helping drive profitable growth for vendor partner brands and the Weldmark brand. Mitchell’s career began in Ireland as general [...]

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  • Jan. 15th 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 money [...]

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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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  • Dec. 1 Member News

    Joe Armentano, CEO of Paraco, with Christina Armentano, Paraco VP/Business Development, center, surrounded by Bay Gas field employees. Paraco Acquires Long Island’s Bay Gas Company Paraco, of Rye Brook, N.Y., has acquired Bay Gas, a family-owned propane company based in Shirley, N.Y. This is the second business acquisition for Paraco in 2017 and its 47th overall. Paraco has [...]

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  • Nov. 15, 2017 Member News

    AWS Names Miller as New CEO The American Welding Society’s current chief operating officer, Matt Miller, has been named by the organization’s Board of Directors to succeed Ray Shook as executive director and chief executive officer. Miller will officially begin his new role in January 2018 and Shook, who retires at the end of 2017, will transition [...]

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  • Nov. 1, 2017 Member News

    Techniweld Acquires American Filler Techniweld USA, of Atlanta, has acquired Houston-based American Filler Metals, according to Hunter Johnson, Techniweld’s executive vice president. Techniweld plans to move its existing Houston facility into American Filler Metal’s Houston location at 6015 Murphy St., South East Houston, in early December. The move will allow the company to quadruple its level of [...]

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