Current Issue

C O V E R   S T O R Y

Growing Others’ Skills Can Cultivate Your Own ROI
Distributors Tell How Their Welding Training Programs Are Differentiators, Force Multipliers And, Yes, Profit Centers
By Diane Stirling

Investing in Employee Training
It’s Got Bottom-Line and Employee-Retention Benefits
By Charles McChesney

Onboarding – Creating A Quality Employee Experience
Will They Love You or Leave You? Your New-Hire Orientation Could Be a Deciding Factor

Training and Educational Resources? GAWDA’s Got ‘Em! …and Scholarship Info, Too!
GAWDA, AWS and Other Industry Sources Offer Great Resources – and Greater Opportunities – for Skills Training and Academic Scholarships


ANNUAL CONVENTION PREVIEW

Here’s Your Guide to the 2016 AC

GAWDA GIVES BACK

From Seedling Idea to Nearly $2 Million in Funding

Boys and Girls Clubs Puts Maui Youth On Path to Success

Neighborhood Place Of Wailuku Offers Healing And Hope

ON THE EDGE

Think Channel Adaptation, Not Disintermediation
By Rick Wilson

MEMBER PROFILE

DeLille Oxygen Company: Expanding Capabilities and Geography
Adding Capabilities, Expanding Beyond the Buckeye State
By Charles McChesney

WONDERS OF WELDING

High-in-the-Sky: L.A.’s Wilshire Grand Center

DEPARTMENTS

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Reflections on My Fast, Enjoyable Year as GAWDA President
By William Visintainer

DIRECTOR’S DESK

Goals Set, Met: More Useful Assistance Provided
for Members

By John Ospina

CONSULTANT CORNER

Labor Department Raises Salary Threshold
for Overtime Exemption

New Rules Are Effective December 1; Here Are the Tests That Must Be Met
By Richard P. Schweitzer, Esq.

Genetically Modified Organisms in Gases?
Here’s How to Handle GMO Requests
By Thomas Badstubner

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 Editors – Diane Stirling and Charles McChesney
Contributing Editors – Carole Jesiolowski and Natasha Alexis
Design – Robin Turk Sales and Marketing – Tim Hudson