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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) June 15, 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
Member News
News from GAWDA
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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How a small company became a large company that acts like a small company. Read how Central Welding Supply does it.

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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
From the Convention

From the Convention Floor…GAWDA Members on the Value of Attending Convention • Over and over, you hear it again: "If you didn't attend this convention, you missed out." As you make your plans for the next few months, be sure to include GAWDA's Annual Convention to be held in beautiful San Diego, California. If you're still not sure, watch the video and understand why this is a Must Attend Event. Industry Colleagues. Basketball Legend & Entrepreneur Magic Johnson. Networking. Qualcomm's Dan Novak. Torrey Pines. Economist Barry Asmus. San Diego Bay. Multi-Generational Workplace Experts Meagan & Larry Johnson. Party and Surfing on the Beach. Dude, if you need more reasons to get amped for September 21-23, the video explains it all.

Just Ask • If you had the chance to sit across from your supplier or distributor and could ask anything you want, anything at all, what would it be? What are the burning questions you have about how they do business, why they do things certain ways, what the future holds. Here's your chance. Send your question to The questions will remain confidential, but you must identify yourself as a distributor or supplier member.

White House Identifies 12 "Manufacturing Regions" • Twelve regions of the United States will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies looking for a place to set up operations, provide a boost to the U.S. manufacturing industry and create jobs. Learn more.

Member News

Dave Mahoney Finally Gets One

Airgas Announces Pricing Actions


Praxair Starts Up Air Separation Unit in Tennessee

Haun Takes Boy Scout Motto to Heart: Get Prepared


IWDC Raises Over $20K in Celebration of 20th Anniversary

WestAir Announces Executive Assignments


Middlesex Gases & Technologies Introduces New Website


Direct Wire & Cable Named Finalist for Pennsylvania Governor's Award

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News from GAWDA

Pittsburgh Regional Holds New Attendance Record • The Pittsburgh Area Regional Meeting was held June 4-5 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort with 235 people in attendance. The meeting held true to its theme of "Business Content at Every Turn" with speakers Jim Earlbeck from Earlbeck Gases and Technologies, Bob Ewing from Red Ball Oxygen, Chris Mapes from Lincoln Electric, and Praxair's Scott Kaltrider. New this year was a Professional Selling Workshop. GAWDA President Ned Pontious welcomed attendees, and Board Member Mark Raimy provided an update on GAWDA activities. The ever-popular Mountain BBQ, Golf Tournament and Sporting Clays Event proved once again that GAWDA members in the Pittsburgh area know how to work hard and play hard.

Central Regional Meeting Date Change • Just in time for "Waikiki Wednesday," the new dates for the meeting to be held in Oregon, OH at the Maumee Bay Lodge are Wednesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 17. The agenda and registration form can be found here.

Upcoming Events
July 16 - 17 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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