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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) October 8, 2011
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  Guide to GAWDA’s Convention
•  Special Permits Update
•  nexAir Adds Propane Plant
•  Southwest Regional Gives Back
Titan CO2, Inc. On Record Growth Trend
Titan CO2
We at Titan are experiencing a record growth over the last year. With the help of many GAWDA members, our reputation has spread throughout our industry. Titan CO2 is becoming recognized by our customers as the leading quality rehab go-to shop for all their CO2 tank rehabs. Read more...
Safety & Compliance

Public Meeting on Special Permits

PHMSA will announce a facilitated public meeting to explain current special permit/approval procedures and seek a “constructive dialogue” on whether the procedures might benefit from any changes. Read more...
5 Wiki Terms
GAWDA wiki 1. Odor test
2. Postweld interval
3. Fusion zone
4. Montreal_Protocol
5. Fill_stanchion
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Executive Dialogue
e-dialogue“Prior to today, in my mind, incentivize was synonymous with reward. How many so-called incentive plans have we seen where reward is paid out based on individual performance? No wonder we may find ourselves in me-centric environments.”
– Abydee Butler, Butler Gas Products
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Most Viewed Content — Sep. 15-30

GAWDA Sales Hall of Fame
On the following pages are stories about 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. Read more...

Featured Articles
Guide to GAWDAs Convention

GAWDA members are arriving in NYC for the 67th Annual Convention, October 9-12. After Sunday’s reception, it’s down to business with keynotes Peter McCausland, Airgas CEO and chairman, and Morgan Stanley’s James Upton. Then, there is no better place in 2011 to strengthen the bond between distributors and suppliers than at the Contact Booth Program on Day 3 of the Convention. Preview the new technologies and services that will be on display with the Guide to Exhibitors. Learn about the charities selected for GAWDA Gives Back. Wind down with author Harry the FISH! Guy and former FDNY commander Richard Picciotto before saying farewell from the deck of the USS Intrepid. See articles from all 4 speakers at Welding & Gases Today Online.

Lloyd Robinson
What GAWDA Insiders Love about NY

Looking for something to fill the downtime during the Annual Convention? We’ve got the inside scoop, straight from true New Yorkers. Read GAWDA President Lloyd Robinson’s favorite things to do in NYC, along with tips from local AWISCO employees. Plus share tips of your own. Read more...

Senate Committee Rejects Fees
After a vigorous industry lobbying campaign, the DOT appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2012 does not contain any authority for PHMSA to impose fees for applications for special permits or approvals. Read more...
Member News
Oxylance Expands with Warehouse
Lincoln Supports 'Olympics of Welding'
  nexAir Adds Propane Plant

Oxylance Grows with Warehouse

Central WS Expands Cylinder Maintenance
  Presidents Appointed at Airgas

Rail Carrier Honors Linde
Lincoln Supports ‘Olympics of Welding’
  ESAB Earns Service Award
  Matheson Adds to Marketing Team
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Upcoming Events
  GAWDA’s 67th Annual Convention  •  October  9-12
  Professional Compliance Seminar  •  October  18-20
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Convention Highlights

More than 800 people are registered to attend the Annual Convention! See who is attending and exhibiting. Highlights of the meeting include: Read more...

Convention Registration

Convention registration will be on the 5th Floor, 45th Street side of the building. Please visit registration to pick up your badges and other important information you will need during the convention.

Southwest Regional Gives Back

The Southwest regional meeting in Kansas City, MO, drew more than 80 attendees. With the support of distributor and supplier contributions, event coordinators David Hanchette and Ned Lane were pleased to report a donation of $750 for GAWDA Gives Back. Read more...
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