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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) June 1, 2015
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
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CO2 It's What We Do
At Carbonic Systems, Inc. employees learn how to work smarter, not harder, a practice that is paying off for the company, particularly when it comes to truck drivers. Read how they do it 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

GAWDA History to Become Part of Smithsonian's Industrial Exhibition •
To celebrate its 70th Anniversary, GAWDA is showcasing its history and the history of various GAWDA members who continue to fuel the growth of our industry and help to move GAWDA into the future. The "Road From Dayton" will tell our collective story. It will tell the story from the beginning, through the good times and the challenging times, and it will include member stories without which no GAWDA story could exist. This historic book will become part of The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.'s Museum of American History, in its industrial exhibit. If you have a story to tell or photos to share, please contact GAWDA Media Editor Carole Jesiolowski or GAWDA Publisher Judy Flanagan via email or phone at 315-445-2347.

A Primer on Food Safety • If you dispense food and beverage gases, you are no longer an industrial gas producer. You are a food processing plant. And there are consequences if you don't know the rules. Know the rules. Read them here.

Mr. and Ms. President • In GAWDA's 70-year history, 68 people have served the association in the office of President. Good times. Growing Times. Challenging Times, they started with nothing but a passion for the industry and maintaining their businesses. These individuals guided our association through regulatory challenges, manufacturer/distributor struggles, consolidation issues, training needs and more. Meet them here.

Made in the U.S.A. is Hot Again • The number of manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S.—or coming to the U.S. for the first time—from overseas has hit a record level. 60,000 manufacturing jobs were added in the U.S. in 2014, versus 12,000 in 2003, either through so-called reshoring, in which American companies bring jobs back to the U.S., or foreign direct investment, in which foreign companies move production to the U.S. In contrast, as many as 50,000 jobs were "offshored" last year, a decline from about 150,000 in 2003. Read more...

Safety & Compliance

Sherwood Safety Alert
Sherwood recently sent out an alert regarding a batch of safety devices (the cap style) that go on high pressure valves. These safeties were marked 3000 psig but inadvertently produced with 3775 discs inside and were shipped from August 27, 2014 until April 17, 2015. The affected lot number 1N109 is marked on the side of the safety. The notice provides the details and some pictures to help you identify the problem safeties.

Member News

CPV Manufacturing Adds VP of Sales

Taylor-Wharton and Ratermann Form Distribution Partnership

Hands-On Innovation at Awisco Annual Trade Show

Air Liquide Begins Operations at New CO2 Liquefaction Facility

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News from GAWDA

At the Spring Management Conference, GAWDA President Thomas Biedermann welcomed 638 attendees, including 244 Distributors and 394 Suppliers. Photos of the event are here.

Look for the 2015 GAWDA Membership Directory, which was mailed to members on May 28. This 2015 edition contains names, titles, addresses, phone and fax numbers and websites for GAWDA Distributors and Suppliers.

Upcoming Events
June 15 - 17 GAWDA Regional Meeting Seven Springs, PA
July 15 - 17 GAWDA Regional Meeting Bellevue, WA
July 22 - 23 GAWDA Regional Meeting East Lansing, MI
October 11 - 14 2015 Annual Convention Scottsdale, AZ
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