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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) February 23, 2012
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  SMC Speaker Lineup
•  Distributor Promotions
•  CGA Safety Documents
•  Welcome New Members
There Is Now An Option
There Is Now An Option
The choice is yours for high-capacity aluminum cylinders. Catalina Cylinders' new I265 is the largest-all aluminum cylinder specifically for the specialty gas and industrial gas marketplace. The 265 cu. ft. / 46.4 L cylinder is manufactured in the U.S. in Garden Grove, CA. The cylinder is manufactured ready for service with short lead times. Read more...
5 Wiki Terms
GAWDA wiki 1. Degradation
2. Selective block sequence
3. Backing gas
4. Cohesion
5. Oxidant
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Executive Dialogue
e-dialogue“Eventually, we will get to the point where the U.S. is no longer the world’s largest exporter of helium, and we’ll have to start importing. Helium’s going to become harder to procure, and it’s no doubt going to get more expensive.”
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Most Viewed Content — Feb. 1-15

Norco Inc.

Norco Inc.
At the nation’s largest independent distributor, reinvestment in the business is a continuous cycle and a driver of efficiency. The company’s 24,000 sq. ft. central warehouse houses six carousels that deliver merchandise directly to pickers stationed at either end. Read more...

Featured Articles
Networking And Education In Baltimore

The schedule for GAWDA’s 2012 Spring Management Conference offers a wealth of educational and networking events over three days beginning April 29 in Baltimore, MD. Speakers for the SMC include political analyst Juan Williams, economist Andy Bauer and strategy consultant Karl Meinhardt. Other staples include the contact booth program, president’s welcome reception and a technology panel discussion with Meinhardt and GAWDA’s Management Information Committee. It’s all happening at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront overlooking the Inner Harbor in the heart of downtown Baltimore. Read more...

Update Your Member Listing
Update Your Member Listing
In preparation for the 2012 GAWDA Member Directory, distributors and suppliers can now update their member directory listing online. To simplify the process of verifying company information, GAWDA has created an online updating process. Read more...
Shale Opens Doors for Distributors
Shale Opens Doors for Distributors

Shale gas production has a positive economic impact not only on the oil and gas industry, but also on indirect and induced suppliers. For gases and welding distributors, this means a new and expanding market. Read more...

Member News

Roberto Lizano

Ricardo Malfitano
  Minneapolis Oxygen Promotes Falconer

Three Move Up at Mississippi Welders

CGW Adds Product Manager
  Eleet Cryogenics Plans Expansion
  Noble Gas Lab Certified
  Lincoln to Revamp Headquarters

Weld Tooling Promotes Four
Praxair VPs Named; Malfitano Retires
  Air Liquide Starts Up Louisiana ASU
  Airgas to Create 130 Jobs
  GAWDA Remembers Margaret Marshall
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Upcoming Events
  Regional Meeting, Birmingham, AL  •  March 25 - 26
  Professional Compliance Seminar  •  March 27 - 29
  GAWDA SMC  •  April 28 - May 1
  Regional Meeting, Biloxi, MS  •  May 15 - 16
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Safety Documents for Distributors

Through GAWDA’s new partnership with CGA, GAWDA members can access CGA’s safety documents free of charge. Distributors gain eligibility by submitting their safety data. View an overview of the partnership and sign up here.

Welcome New Members

GAWDA is pleased to welcome supplier member Sawyer Manufacturing Co. of Tulsa, OK.

Membership Renewal Reminder

If you have not already renewed your Membership for 2012, time is running out! An online payment option has been provided, so payment is easy. Read more...
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