Current Issue

C O V E R   S T O R Y

Business Forecast 2016
Distributors Plan to Find Efficiencies, Add Products,
Carve New Markets

Distributors discuss their innovative plans for weathering the year’s up, down and middle-ground business environments.

Facing Mixed Markets, Suppliers Look for New Niches
and Innovations to Achieve Growth

Industry investing, training and building for growth now and down the road.


MEMBER PROFILE

Cee Kay Supply Uses Hardgoods Expertise to Gain Gas Sales

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet Your 2015-2016 GAWDA Board of Directors
Directors describe their goals and talk about their objectives for the Association and for their businesses (in 140 characters or less).

SPRING MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Conference Overview
A look at the speakers and events highlighting GAWDA’s 2016 Spring Management Conference, scheduled for Savannah, GA April 3-5

MONEY MATTERS

Taking It To The Street
The effect of passing lower supplier prices to your customers. Are you passing along price reductions routinely based on strategic or operational reasons?
By Albert D. Bates, Ph.D.

Credit Card Chargebacks
Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated, but there are red flags that can help you prevent credit card chargeback fraud.
By Tony Hopkins

DEPARTMENTS

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Disruptions, Threats and Opportunities
By William Visintainer

DIRECTOR’S DESK

Investing In Our Future
By John Ospina

EDITOR’S NOTES

What A Ride!
By Carole Jesiolowski

CONSULTANT CORNER

Four Cylinder-Filling Tips
By Michael Dodd

Top Six Questions About Food and Beverage Gases
By Thomas L. Badstubner

DOT Issues New Rules For Special Permits and Approvals
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 Editors – Diane Stirling and Charles McChesney
Contributing Editors – Carole Jesiolowski and Natasha Alexis
Design – Robin Turk