Current Issue

C O V E R S T O R Y

Distributors and Suppliers Celebrate Anniversaries
GAWDA Members marking a milestone anniversary this year have a lot to celebrate. Together, they represent almost 2,000 years of industry experience! They share how they evolved and how they are tapping into new products, ideas and technologies to reinvest into their companies.


MEMBER PROFILE

Hartman Brothers Finds A Need And Fills It
Medical gases and equipment is the cornerstone of this Colorado company as it celebrates a 110-year entrepreneurial spirit.

INNOVATION

3D Printing And Additive Manufacturing
Metal 3-D printing has the potential to transform the manufacture of welding products.
By Shawn Kelly, Ph.D.

EVOLVING MARKETS

Liquefied Natural Gas
Growth-oriented gases and welding distributors want to know if natural gas is a market in which they can participate. The answer is a resounding “yes.”
By Tom Carey

EMERGING WORKFORCE

Meet Generation Z
Now entering the workforce, these new employees will present profound challenges to leaders, managers, supervisors, HR leaders and educators in every sector of the workforce.
By Bruce Tulgan

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE

GAWDA’s Young Professionals Committee Amps It Up
Whoever said “youth is wasted on the young” hasn’t met GAWDA’s young professionals.

CONVENTION PREVIEW

2014 Annual Convention Preview
Take a look at the speakers, events and activities scheduled for this year’s Annual Convention in San Diego on September 20-23.

GAWDA Gives Back

MONEY MATTERS

Loaning Money To Your Company
Some things to consider when loaning money to or taking a loan from your own corporation.
By Bart Basi, Ph.D.

DEPARTMENTS

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Achieving Above Average Sales Growth In This Economy
By Ned Pontious

DIRECTOR’S DESK

GAWDA Is Heating Up This Summer
By John Ospina

EDITOR’S NOTES

If I Could Turn Back Time
By Carole Jesiolowski

CONSULTANT CORNER

Cylinder Decal Changes Coming
By Michael Dodd

The Latest Medical Gas USP Monographs
By Thomas L. Badstubner

Electronic Logging Rule Allows Flexibility For Short-Haul Deliveries
By Richard P. Schweitzer, Esq.

Welding & Gases Today is published quarterly: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Non-member subscription rate is $195.00 per year. GAWDA members (key contacts and branch locations) receive the magazine as part of their dues. GAWDA members can order additional yearly subscriptions (4 issues) for $40.

Executive Editor – John Ospina Senior Editor – Carole Jesiolowski
Contributing Editors – Natasha Alexis
Design – WRKDesigns • Production Editor – Maureen Paige