View in Browser
August 8, 2011
A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  Social Media Success
•  Special Permits Clarified
•  Kissler Named Influential
•  Convention Registration
Simplify and Save
Banks do it. Utility companies do it. Your cable companies do it. And most of the companies you do business with do it. So why can’t you? What are we talking about?
Safety & Compliance

Special Permits Clarification

PHMSA responded to appeals of a January 5 final rule amending the application procedures for special permits and provided additional clarity on the application requirements. Read more...
5 Wiki Terms
1. Radiography
2. Film brazing
3. Ceiling arm
4. Schaeffler diagram
5. Zone valve
Add your term at
Executive Dialogue
“We saw positive results in the key areas of focus for of our continuous improvement plan. The tricky part is going to be maintaining the momentum as our focus turns to other areas of need.”
– Jay Brant, Indiana Oxygen
Join the e-Dialogue
Most Viewed Content — July 15-31

What To Do When The Sky Is Falling
As customers came looking for acetylene this spring, distributors went into action. Were they ready to handle this unexpected situation? What did they learn from it? What’s next? Ten distributors share their stories. Read more...
Featured Articles

While companies across all industries spend large amounts of money in hopes of convincing customers to buy their products, several gases and welding distributors are using social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube to aid in acquiring sales leads. Some executives think social networking sites are only useful for getting back in touch with old friends, but these platforms are a veritable gold mine for businesses. Five GAWDA members’ social media successes are highlighted in the Summer 2011 issue of Welding & Gases Today. Read more...

GAWDA Petition Denied

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration denied a petition for rulemaking on special permit fitness standards filed by GAWDA and more than two dozen other hazmat shipper and carrier trade associations. Read more...

GAWDA Sets Up NYC Tours

GAWDA has partnered with a premier NYC destination management company to offer members the ultimate New York City experience. Several tours and activities are available to convention goers. Read more...

Member News

  Gas and Supply Names President

DWC Expands Marketing Team

Airgas Supports Operation Homefront
  Kissler Named CEO of Influence
  Air Liquide Completes Plant

Weld Tooling Corp Hires Two

CryoVation Opens Online Store
New Hires at Abbott
Upcoming Events
  Southern Pines, NC, Regional Meeting  •  August 14-15
  N. Stonington, CT, Regional Meeting  •  August 17-18
  Fort Wayne, IN, Regional Meeting  •  August 18
  Kansas City, MO, Regional Meeting  •  August 22-23
  Professional Compliance Seminar  •  September  7-9
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Register for Convention Online

Registration for the 2011 Annual Convention in New York City is now open. Early bird registration ends August 26. Visit the 2011 Annual Convention homepage for more details.

Clearinghouse Updated

New items have been added to the excess inventory list on the GAWDA Clearinghouse Online.
Subscribe / Unsubscribe Update Email Address Print Version

The GAWDA Connection is distributed on the 8th and 23rd of each month to all GAWDA members as a membership service of GAWDA, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association, 550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126. Neither GAWDA nor Data Key Communications, their officers, directors, members and staff are responsible for contents or opinions other than those concerning Association activities. Copyright © 2011 Data Key Communications. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this newsletter may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher.