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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) August 15, 2014
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
MembersOnly Buyers Directory
Safety & Compliance
Industry News
Upcoming Events
Register today for the October Spec Gas Session.
Precision University

Become certified in Advanced Gravimetric Mixture Filling and Advanced Gas Chromatography in October and start mixing specialty gases. Read more...

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Metal 3D printing processes, such as Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition, are welding processes. A one-inch cube of metal produced on a laser powder bed fusion machine can contain over five miles of weld. Read more about 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

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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
GAWDA Directories

GAWDA's MembersOnly Buyers Directory14 Now Available • The MembersOnly Buyers Directory14 was mailed to GAWDA members this week. It contains contact and product information for every GAWDA manufacturer, supplier and service provider, sorted by company name, geographic location, product category and other information. Coupled with the 2014 GAWDA Membership Directory, which was mailed to members in July, the Directory is a single reference source for essential information regarding the business GAWDA members do every day. The GAWDA MembersOnly Buyers Directory14 is also available online to members on GAWDA's website.

Early Bird Convention Registration Extended • Early Bird Registration for the Annual Convention has been extended to Friday, August 22. To register online now, go to and log in to your account. Enter your own GAWDA account number and passcode, and then select Annual Convention Registration. To register via fax or mail, visit the Annual Convention homepage and download the Attendee Registration form. Send completed forms to Headquarters.

Safety & Compliance

PHMSA Proposes Rule for Hazmat Reverse Logistics • The proposal would establish a new section in the Hazardous Materials Regulations to provide an exception for materials that are transported in a manner that meets the definition of reverse logistics. Read more...

PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Failure to Pay Fines • The final rule prohibits a person who fails to pay a civil penalty as ordered, or fails to abide by a payment agreement, from performing activities regulated by the HMRs until payment is made. Read more...

Industry News

Acme Names New CEO and President


Air Products to Increase Prices

Cyl-Tec Names East Regional Sales Manager


Worthington Acquires Cryogenic Transport Trailer Maker

Anthony Welded Products Adds Fourth-Generation


ESAB to Relocate Plasma and Gas Product Lines

Lincoln Electric Appoints Vice President, Deputy General Counsel


US Senators Unveil Bill to Make Propane Pricing More Transparent

CWS Goes to the Races


NAW Deals with Health Care Issues

WestAir Management Changes and New Hires

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News from GAWDA

Meet GAWDA's New Membership Director • Stephen Hill was recently hired as GAWDA's membership director. He previously served for 11 years as membership director of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors. A native of New York, a Vietnam veteran and a graduate of Syracuse University, he has lived in South Florida since 1983 where he is active in several community service organizations. He enjoys deep sea fishing, snorkeling and trying to play golf.

Since Last We Met • GAWDA Headquarters seeks your help in honoring those we have lost over the past year. Please forward any information for the "In Memoriam" section of "Since Last We Met," a retrospective that plays during the Opening General Business Session, to Natasha Alexis at

Upcoming Events
September 2 - 3 Regional Gettysburg, PA
September 20 - 23 Convention San Diego, CA
October 6 - 7 Regional Kansas City, MO
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