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July 23, 2011
A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  Convention Registration Open
•  ADA Changes Name
•  Gas and Supply in Top 40
•  Welcome New Members
High Performance Fuel Gas
Acetylene supply issues? No problem!  Introducing the most comprehensive fuel gas product line available only at Worthington Cylinders. Read more...
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1. Faying surface
2. Medical gas adaptor
3. Exothermic
4. Cylinder wrench
5. Eddy current testing
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Executive Dialogue
“I have used LinkedIn many times when trying to set up account managers on cold calls. A couple of times, it has provided me with a ‘bridge contact’ so the cold call is not so cold.”
– Colleen Mahoney, Noble Gas Solutions
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Most Viewed Content — July 1-14

What Your Customers Really Want From the perspective of an end-user, what makes a good distributor? When their money is down on the table, what expectations do end-users have about their supplier and the products they are buying? Read more...

Featured Articles

When the supply of calcium carbide unexpectedly came under strain this spring, distributors were put to the test. Were they ready? What did they learn from the situation? Ten acetylene plant operators shared their stories in “What To Do When The Sky Is Falling.” Through everything, distributors acknowledged Carbide Industries for continuing to take care of its customers. Even as CI faced challenges of its own, a letter from the company shows that distributors were always a priority: “Working closely with customers to meet their specific needs is an important part of our efforts.” View the full letter online. Read more...

Convention Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2011 Annual Convention in New York City is now open. Sign in to using the account number and password used to register for SMC or click the link to retrieve your password.

Meet a Convention Speaker

Harry Paul, aka Harry the Fish Guy, has over 30 years of experience in business, running all aspects of a management training and consulting company, including sales, distribution, product development and international operations. Read more...

Member News

  Hypertherm Named Business of the Year

Gas and Supply Named Top 40 Distributor

Norris Cylinder Adds Palzes
  Top Branches Honored by Airgas
  New Digs for DuPuy
  ADA Buying Group Changes Name

Worthington Acquires Torch Manufacturer

ILMO Adds Division, New Positions

Air Products Wins Innovation Award

Noble Hires Sales Manager
Upcoming Events
  Seven Springs, PA, Regional Meeting  •  July 27-28
  Itasca, IL, Regional Meeting  •  August 2-4
  Southern Pines, NC, Regional Meeting  • August 14-15
  N. Stonington, CT, Regional Meeting  • August 17-18
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Welcome New Members

We are pleased to welcome distributor member Electronic Fluorocarbons, of Hopkinton, MA, and supplier member Weld Tooling Corporation, of Canonsburg, PA.

Clearinghouse Updated

New items have been added to the excess inventory list on the GAWDA Clearinghouse Online. To post items on GAWDA’s Clearinghouse, contact Cecilia Barbier at or 877-382-6440.
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