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Gases and Welding Distibutors Association September 23, 2011
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  GAWDA Sales Hall of Fame
•  Lloyd Robinson Reflects
•  Corp Brothers Acquired
•  Welcome New Members
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Executive Dialogue
Exectutive Dialogue“Last week one of our customers claimed that we had sold him an empty tank. This customer had done this on 3 other occasions and seemed to be the only customer experiencing a problem with that particular product.”
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The Future of Welding in Manufacturing
A fragile economy coupled with a rapidly declining workforce of skilled welders has put a significant strain on manufacturers. Companies are struggling to find viable options to stay profitable, and slowly, these manufacturers are turning to robotic automation. Read more...

Robotic Welding
Featured Articles
2011 Sales Hall of Fame Superstars

The Fall 2011 issue of Welding & Gases Today highlights the salespeople and sales managers who are making a difference in today’s economy. Recommended by suppliers and manufacturers, these sales superstars epitomize the characteristics of a successful professional. They share what they think makes a top-of-the line sales rep, and they offer advice for those just beginning a career in the gases and welding industry. Discover the qualities that set these 17 salespeople apart in GAWDA’s Sales Hall of Fame.

Lloyd Robinson
GAWDA President Robinson Reflects On The Past Year

With the 67th Annual Convention around the corner, Lloyd Robinson looks back at his term as GAWDA President. A full and active year it has been for President Robinson, who guided the association through a critical period of transition and growth. Read more...

Britt Lovin
Board Members Conclude Term

GAWDA would like to thank the Board members whose terms expire this fall for their years of dedication and service: Second Past President Britt Lovin, of Andy Oxy Company, and Vice President Bryan Gentry, of GTS-Welco: A Praxair Joint Venture. Read more...

Member News
Tech Air, Corp Brothers Join Forces
Abydee Butler
Tech Air, Corp Brothers Join Forces

ESAB Parent Company Acquired By Colfax

Air Products Launches Pilot Facility
  Red Ball Enters Houston Market

Cee Kay Supply Adds Two
Butler Gas Names Third-Gen VP
  Industry Leaders Wright, Renouf Remembered
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Upcoming Events
  GAWDA’s 67th Annual Convention  •  October  9-12
  Professional Compliance Seminar  •  September  7-9
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Convention Highlights

With just over 2 weeks to go, more than 730 people are registered to attend the Annual Convention! To see who is attending and exhibiting, visit the Annual Convention page. Highlights of the meeting will include: Read more...

Deadline Nears for NYC Tours

Tours and activities have been arranged for convention goers, including visits to the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center tribute and two Broadway shows. The deadline to sign up for tours is September 30. Read more...

New Members

We are pleased to welcome new distributor member High Plains Welding Supply, of Englewood, CO, and supplier member Technical Gas Products, of North Haven, CT.

Don’t Forget: GAWDA Gives Back

GAWDA is about to break the $1 million mark in charitable contributions through the 2011 Gives Back campaign as we gear up to help worthy causes in New York City.

Regional Meeting Rescheduled

The South Lake Tahoe, CA, regional meeting, originally scheduled for September 22-24, 2011, has been tentatively rescheduled for 2012. Details will be posted on the regional meeting page as they become available.
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