Current Issue

C O V E R S T O R Y

Managing The Front Lines
Nine guys on the front line of our companies show how it’s done.

Branch Manager Fundamentals
Five fundamental skills the branch manager must have to be successful.
By Jim Ambrose


MEMBER PROFILE

Central Welding Supply
From small start-up to the largest independent distributor in the Northwest, Central Welding Supply continues its focus on family-owned, small company values.

WELDING AUTOMATION

Arc Welding Automation Projects
Insider secrets to help your customer determine the best system for their requirements.
By Dan Allford

SPRING MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Staying Relevant in Changing Times
SMC Schedule

Schedule of activities, speakers and events

Suppliers Showcase Solutions
SMC Exhibitors are ready, willing and able to provide you with their best.

Tim PawlentySMC Speaker
Tim Pawlenty On Government, Business And Running The Race

After a long career as an elected politician, T-Paw now sits on the other side of the street to advocate for the interests of big business.

BUYING GROUPS

Show Me The Money
Members of buying groups and cooperatives understand the buying power inherent in cooperation.
A look at IWDC, LDA and AIWD.

Suppliers And Their Buying Groups
Three Suppliers explain why they participate.

Buyers Bliss
Three distributors give reason to believe.

MONEY MATTERS

Aaron BuchkoChanging Channels: Sales And Distribution For The Future
Changes in traditional sales and marketing functions will continue to place greater demands on systems that are probably out of phase with the future.
By Aaron A. Buchko, Ph.D.

Alan BeaulieuHeadwinds
A look at 2014’s trends in industrial gas production and wholesale trade of chemical and allied products.
By Alan Beaulieu

HUMAN RESOURCES

Mikki WilliamsTwelve Ways To Power
Networking is the contact sport of the millennium.
By Mikki Williams

DEPARTMENTS

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Staying Relevant In The Big Game Every Day
By Ned Pontious

DIRECTOR’S DESK

Keeping Up With Change
By John Ospina

EDITOR’S NOTES

20 Steps From Stardom
By Carole Jesiolowski

CONSULTANT CORNER

FMCSA Issues Relief On Short-Haul Exemption From 30-Minute Break Rule
By Michael Dodd

The Business Owner’s FDA Checklist
By Thomas L. Badstubner

Legislative Priorities Regarding Hazardous Materials
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 AlexisCecilia Barbier
Design – WRKDesigns • Production Editor – Maureen Paige