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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) June 1, 2014
GAWDA Home Executive Dialogue Links Comments Contact Us Welding & Gases Today
A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
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Featured Articles
Safety & Compliance
Industry News
Upcoming Events
Don't Miss the July & October Spec Gas Classes

Attend the July 28 – August 1 session for Basic Gravimetric Mixture Filling and Basic Gas Chromatography, then complete your training in October with the complimentary advanced sessions. Read more...

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"No Problem, No Worries"
How did the words "no problem" become the go-to response from service providers? How did it get to this point that the service provider uses words that make me feel like I, the customer, have done something wrong, created a "problem" and they are graciously telling me "not to worry about it"? Read more.

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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
Regional Meetings

Regional Meetings Draw Record Number of Attendees • GAWDA's Regional Meetings are heating up the Spring roster as record numbers of attendees participate in these informative sessions. Local members of various job descriptions are taking advantage of the networking, meeting time with suppliers, and guest speaker presentations. The meetings also offer an opportunity for attendees to hear about the national organization, the upcoming convention, and other member benefits. The two most recent Regionals were held in Atlantic City, NJ, and Biloxi, MS. You can read about these events here. See the calendar below for locations of upcoming meetings.

Annual Convention Schedule Posted • The schedule of events for the 2014 Annual Convention to be held September 21-23 in San Diego, California, is posted online. Look for a full preview of speakers, events, and GAWDA Gives Back charities in the June issue of Welding & Gases Today.

GAWDA Annual Convention 2014

Be Prepared for Roadside Checks on June 3-5 • The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 72-hour safety blitz is scheduled for June 3-5. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period. The event will be focusing on hazardous materials. Read more...

Safety & Compliance
Public Meetings Scheduled for Chemical Labelling and Hazardous Transport

OSHA will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, June 11 to discuss proposals in preparation for the 27th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held July 2-4 in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting.

The Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will also conduct a public meeting on June 11 to discuss proposals in preparation for the 45th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Both meetings will be held at DOT Headquarters Conference Center in Washington, DC. Meeting details can be found here.

Industry News

Chart Increases Base Pricing

Robert Mohr Gerry Joins Norco as EVP


Airgas to Build New Air Separation Unit in Calvert City, KY

Future Welders Attend AWISCO Trade Show 2014


Molecular Mixology Use is Growing


Propane Marketers Testify on Last Winter's Struggles

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Upcoming Events
June 4 - 5 Regional Seven Springs, PA
July 15 - 16 Regional Oregon, OH
July 23 - 25 Regional Big Sky, MT
August 11 - 12 Regional N. Stonington, CT
September 2 - 3 Regional Gettysburg, PA
September 21 - 23 Convention San Diego, CA
October 6 - 7 Regional Kansas City, MO
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