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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) November 23, 2011
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  Give Thanks for Helium
•  Jackson Changes Name
•  Membership Renewal Savings
Keys To Selling Robotic Welding Equipment
Robotic Welding Equipment
The keys to selling any ABICOR Binzel product are simple: Have passion for the product. Have knowledge of the product and whom you’re selling it to. Lastly, build and retain strong customer relationships. Read more...
5 Wiki Terms
GAWDA wiki 1. Reactive metal
2. Substrate
3. Undercutting
4. Air feed
5. Oxygen paste
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Safety & Compliance

DOT Proposes Registration, Insurance Program

FMCSA proposed a new rule to revise its system for registering motor carriers. Further, all existing private motor carriers that transport hazardous materials in interstate commerce would be required to maintain and file evidence of financial responsibility with the FMCSA. Read more...
Executive Dialogue
e-dialogue“Is sales a science that can be mastered? A new study revealed that when salespeople subtly mimicked customer behavior, 78.8 percent of those customers made a purchase. These customers were also more complimentary of the business.”
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Most Viewed Content — Nov. 1-14

Propane Cylinder Fire
- By Michael Dodd
A recent lawsuit arose from the death of 59-year-old high school teacher Jim Albini, who was injured when propane leaking from a cylinder ignited. Read more...

Featured Articles

The GAWDA Member Services Committee organized an exhibit at FABTECH designed to showcase the value of GAWDA services to non-members visiting the show. GAWDA’s Executive Committee also attended the show in Chicago. While there, President Bryan Keen, First Past President Lloyd Robinson and President-Elect Craig Wood met with AWS Foundation Executive Director Sam Gentry to discuss plans for the newly formed GAWDA Foundation. These initial discussions will pave the way for the GAWDA Foundation Committee, which will be appointed by President Keen. Read more...

Thnksgiving Parade
Give Thanks for Helium

Believe it or not, Macy’s is the world’s second largest consumer of helium behind the U.S. government. Since 1928, helium has been a vital part of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, keeping the parade’s iconic balloons afloat. Read more...

PHMSA Admits Applications Delays

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a list of applications for new, modified or renewed special permits, or for party status thereto, that have not been processed within the 180-day deadline required by law. Read more...

Member News
Liberty Celebrates 25 Years

Kroll Named IOMA President
  Jackson Changes Name, Acquires Irish

Liberty Celebrates 25 Years

American Gas Group Acquired by Praxair
  CGW Expands U.S. Headquarters

Air Liquide Adds Fleet Safety Measures
  nexAir Earns Hypertherm Award
Kroll Named IOMA President
  Air Products Names Merchant Gases VP
  Baker’s Gas Unveils Website
  GAWDA Remembers Hil Bax
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Upcoming Events
  GAWDA SMC  •  April 28 – May 1, 2012
  GAWDA’s 68th Annual Convention  •  September 9-12, 2012
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Dues Reduced Until December 31

GAWDA members who renew their membership by December 31, 2011 will receive a 25% early-bird discount on their dues. Pay online or by mail to take advantage of the offer before the year is over. Read more...

GAWDA Members on Twitter

Twitter is abuzz with networking among GAWDA members. Get in on the conversation by connecting with fellow GAWDA distributors and suppliers on Twitter. Get your company listed by sending a message on Twitter to @GasWeldEdge or @WeldGasToday.
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