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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) March 15, 2015
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
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Featured Articles
Safety & Compliance
Member News
Event Calendar
Norco Upgrade Ensures Uptime and Safeguards Service 24/7

Remote Monitoring: Immediate Technical Support

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“Every business is trying to do things more efficiently, removing unnecessary resources from the company,” says Mark Raimy, third-generation CEO of the family-owned and operated Welders Supply Company. “Our opportunity is to make our customers more efficient and therefore more competitive. If we achieve that goal, we can truly partner with our client base.” Read how Welders Supply Company-Raimy Corporation stands up for its customers here.

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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

St. Patrick’s Day Is a Good Day for the Gas Industry
With the upcoming Food Safety and Modernization Act causing CO2 and nitrogen suppliers to evaluate their delivery processes for FDA regulatory compliance, as St. Patrick’s Day nears, here is another side to the business of beverage gases.

Buy Two SMC Registrations, Get One Free
Value-packed business sessions on industrial distribution, leadership, sales strategies, as well as the Contact Booth Program and the President’s Welcome Reception hosted at the memorable Mardi Gras World make this SMC a must-attend event on your calendar. Registration and hotel information here.

Safety & Compliance

CVSA Publishes New Edition of Inspection Handbook
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has published a new edition of its North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook. Read more here...

FMCSA Pushes Back Target Dates for Rulemakings
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pushed back the target dates for several of its most important pending rulemakings. Every month, DOT lists the status of the "significant" rulemakings (generally defined as having an effect of over $100M on the regulated entities) for each modal administration. The February list for the FMCSA contains these changes. Read more here...

Member News

Coastal Welding Supply Expands Sales Division Roles


Mike Weller to Retire after 34 years

FasTest Adds Marketing Manager


ILMO Products Co. Named to 2015 Industrial Distribution Watch List

IWDC Hires Hardgoods Product Manager

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Upcoming Events
March 29 - 30 GAWDA Southeast Regional Meeting Birmingham, AL
March 31 - April 2 Professional Compliance Seminar Ball Ground, GA
May 3 - 5 GAWDA Spring Management Conference New Orleans, LA
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