James C. Dawes Company
One of the founding companies of NWSA, 74-year-old James C. Dawes Company celebrates its past with a laser-like focus on its future.
Selling Stock vs. Selling Assets
How much is your business worth, who will buy it, and how much will you be left with once all of the taxes are paid?
By Bart Basi, Ph.D. and Marcus Renwick
Does Your Business Bleed Blue And Yellow?
GAWDA’s Member Services Committee has big plans for 2014.
By Abydee Butler
Distributors find themselves stretched and challenged as never before as they find ways to adjust, adapt and invest to stay competitive.
By Pete Fehrenbach
Distributor Has Success Vending Hardgoods
Mississippi Welders Supply Company in Winona, Minnesota, began offering vending machines to customers in 2010 to maintain a competitive edge. Four years in, MWS has learned some interesting things about the market.
Distributor Team Develops Semi-Automatic Root-Pass System
Given a free reign, employees change a long-standing manual process to a semi-automatic one and in the process shave hours off a process. Lampton Welding Supply gives team members the freedom to dream big for its customers.
Keeping a safe operation must be paramount for every gases and welding business. There are resources available to make this critical mission a bit easier.
By Michael B.Tiller
The Changing World Of Strategic Partnerships
Everything begins and ends with the end-user.
By Jonda Vance
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet The 2013-14 GAWDA Board of Directors
GAWDA’s leaders talk about spending money, the daily glamour, and other hot topics.
Meet Ned Pontious, GAWDA’s 2013-14 President
Ned Pontious: chemical engineer, Norco president, woodworker, grandfather, boat builder, savvy businessman. How this 52-year-old Renaissance Man sees his role as the new president of GAWDA.
From Bar Room To Board Room
Bill Visintainer, president of Atlas Welding Supply Co., joins the Executive Committee and prepares for his upcoming role as association president.
SPRING MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Staying Relevant in Changing Times
This is one Spring Management Conference you don’t want to miss.
Building For The Long-Term
By Ned Pontious
Avoiding Information Overload
By John Ospina
Five Important Truths About Our Industry
By Carole Jesiolowski
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 • Cecilia Barbier
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