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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) September 1, 2014
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
GAWDA Salutes our Labor Force
Safety & Compliance
Member News
Upcoming Events
Filling Quality and Accuracy Automation Keeps WestAir on Top of Biotech Market.

Recent years have seen U.S.-based WestAir Gases & Equipment invest mightily in new technology to fulfill its mission of providing quality products and exceptional service to their customers. 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
GAWDA Salutes Our Labor Force

Today, September 1, 2014, is Labor Day. More than a day to mark the end of summer or the start of football season (traditionally, NCAA plays the first games the week before; NFL plays the first game Thursday after), we honor the efforts and work of the men and women who keep our businesses intact and growing. Read about some of GAWDA' s finest : To the many salespeople, branch managers, gas specialists, drivers, warehouse workers, service technicians and administrative staff, thank you for a job well done.

8 Things to Know Before You Go to San Diego
If you're going to GAWDA's Annual Convention in San Diego (and why wouldn't you), here are some things to know...

Who's Coming to Convention?
Plan your time at the Annual Convention with Exhibitors and Colleagues. See who will be in attendance in San Diego.

Act Now
It's still not too late to register for GAWDA's Annual Convention in San Diego, CA, on September 20-23. Use this opportunity to meet with all of your major industry partners over a 4-day period. View the current lists of attendees and exhibitors here. Register for the convention here.

Safety & Compliance

PHMSA Publishes Proposal on Special Permit and Approval Procedures and Criteria • The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has published a proposed rule to revise the regulations to include the standard operating procedures and criteria used to evaluate applications for special permits and approvals. 79 Fed. Reg. 47047 (August 12, 2014). The rulemaking was mandated by Congress in MAP-21. Read more...

PHMSA Proposes Rule for Hazmat Reverse Logistics • The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has published a proposed rule on reverse logistics, i.e., the return of hazardous materials to the sender, by motor vehicle. 79 Fed. Reg. 46748 (August 11, 2014). Read more...

PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Failure to Pay Fines • The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has published a final rule on the consequences of failing to pay civil penalties for violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. 79 Fed. Reg. 46194 (August 7, 2014). Read more...

Member News

Larry Vogel Retires from Norris Cylinder


Veteran Welding Training Program

CWS Completes Third Opening in 2014


Mark Naglee Hired as Norris Regional Sales Manager

Ethane Fueled Carrier for Liquified Gas


Cyl-Tec Adds Staff

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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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