Current Issue

C O V E R S T O R Y

Food & Beverage Gas Safety The New Rules

A Primer on Food Safety
If you dispense food and beverage gases, you are no longer an industrial gas producer. You are a food processing plant. And there are consequences if you don’t know the rules.
By Bob Yeoman

Analysis Programs, Specifications, Compliance
Action steps to take now to comply with the requirements of the Food Safety and Modernization Act.
By Thomas L. Badstubner

Ask The Expert
GAWDA FDA & Medical Gases Consultant Tom Badstubner answers questions from GAWDA members about food and beverage grade gases.


SPRING MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

SMC Schedule
Schedule of activities, speakers and events

Guide to SMC Exhibitors
SMC Exhibitors are ready, willing and able to provide you with their best.

MEMBER PROFILE

Carbonic Systems, Inc.
“CO2….It’s What We Do”

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

Safety & Compliance Update
Regulatory news for our industry from federal agencies

LEADERSHIP

Leadership Playbook
Archie Manning on Sports, Leadership and Being a Wing Guy

BEST PRACTICES

Driving Competitiveness
To attract and retain skilled truck drivers, Noble Gas Solutions took a look at the basics – starting with their pay scale.
By J. David Mahoney

SALES & MARKETING

Three Seconds To Impact
There are four elements to building a website in 2015 that you cannot ignore
By Steven Alig

Five Steps To Building A Championship Sales Team
Most mid-sized organizations are only tracking their salespeople’s sales numbers. Their day-to-day prospecting activities tell a different story.
By Mark Wayshak

MONEY MATTERS

Is It Time To Pull The Trigger?
Sooner or later, some of your initiatives will fail. Will you know what to do next?
By Tim Connor

GAWDA TURNS 70

Top Guns
68 leaders brought the association to where it is today: Strong. Proud. Independent.

HUMAN RESOURCES

What High-Performing Salespeople Have That Others Don’t
Study suggest higher-performing salespeople perceive success differently than lower performers.
By Thomas E. DeCarlo, Ph.D.

2015 Regional Meetings
Looking To Do A Road Trip?
GAWDA’s Regional Meetings are held at nine locations throughout the United States during the Spring and Summer. Check out the venues, presentations and scheduled activities. Then gas up the car and go.

Letters to the Editor
Readers Talk Back
Readers respond to independent distribution, the breach of faith in the distributor-supplier partnership, and more.

GAWDA Gridiron Greats
Leadership lessons begin early.

DEPARTMENTS

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

First Times
By Thomas A. Biedermann

DIRECTOR’S DESK

Gearing Up For The SMC
By John Ospina

EDITOR’S NOTES

It Is All About The Deeds
By Carole Jesiolowski

CONSULTANT CORNER

Special Care Needed For Drivers With Sleep Apnea
A too stringent standard used to evaluate sleep disorders may serve to disqualify otherwise qualified drivers.
By Richard P. Schweitzer, Esq.

Risk
No matter how much out of compliance you may be, getting back on track is a lot easier than you think.
By Michael Dodd

Food Safety
Actions steps to take to comply with the Food Safety and Modernization Act.
By Thomas L. 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 Editor – Carole Jesiolowski
Contributing Editors – Natasha Alexis
Design – WRKDesigns • Production Editor – Maureen Paige