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...