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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) December 1, 2013
GAWDA Home Executive Dialogue Links Comments Contact Us Welding & Gases Today
A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
Hydrogen Update
Member News
Member Renewal
2014 Meeting Dates
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Distributors New Role
How did you do? At the start of 2013, Distributors recognized that they could no longer sell "product." They had to offer solutions, stay innovative, and do whatever it takes to help their customers, who want answers, solutions and help. Read the 2013 Distributor Forecast to see if the projections met up with reality.

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Held an open house? Hired a new employee? Share your events, employee promotions, new or renovated facilities and other company news with GAWDA members. Submit your news here.

Featured Articles
Hydrogen Update

Hydrogen UpdateAt this month's auto shows on two continents, three automakers are promising an uptick in production of hydrogen-powered vehicles. At the Tokyo Motor Show last week, Toyota vowed a fuel cell model by 2015. At the Los Angeles Show, Honda showcased its next-generation fuel cell technology, the first to fit entirely within a traditional engine bay. Most surprising of all, Hyundai promised to roll out a mass-produced, hydrogen-powered Tucson SUV, another first for the industry.

Filling stations are the snag. The California Air Resources Board says 9 are currently open to the public in the state, and stations across the U.S. are few and far-between. Could this be a market for gas distributors? Read the pros as well as the cons and what the future may hold.

Member News

Uniweld's Founder Celebrates 95 Years

Lincoln Electric Celebrates Grand Opening of Brazil Automation Facility

Dave Colwell Joins Weldcote Metals

Sherwood Valve Opens West Coast Operations

Robotic Arc Welding Systems Provider, Robolution, to be Acquired

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News from GAWDA
Renew Now and Save

Remember to renew your GAWDA membership before December 31 to save 10%. Sign in to the Members Only site to renew today.

School of Industrial Distribution

The 2014 University of Industrial Distribution schedule is now available online. Visit our website for more information about programs and dates.

Upcoming Events
2014 GAWDA Events
February 12-13

Regional Meeting, Palm Springs, CA

March 9-10

Regional Meeting, Birmingham, AL

March 24-25

Regional Meeting, Houston, TX

March 31-April 2

Spring Management Conference, Chicago, IL

April 16-17

Regional Meeting, Biloxi, MS

May 8-9

Regional Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ

June 4-5

Regional Meeting, Seven Springs, PA

July 15-16

Regional Meeting, Oregon, OH

July 23-25

Regional Meeting, Big Sky, MT

August 11-12

Regional Meeting, N. Stonington, CT

September 2-3

Regional Meeting, Gettysburg, PA

September 21-24

Annual Convention, San Diego, CA

October 6-7

Regional Meeting, Kansas City, MO

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