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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) October 8, 2012
GAWDA Home Executive Dialogue Links Comments Contact Us Welding & Gases Today
A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  Top Technicians
•  Service Department Debate
•  Distributor Rebrands
•  Convention Photos
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PSGP University

Advanced Gravimetric Mixture Filling, October 29 – 31 • This course is designed for specialty gas mixture personnel who are already comfortable making gravimetric mixtures and who need advanced training. It is a 2.5-day lecture with hands-on lab exercises. Read more...

Safety & Compliance

Food Gas Re-registration Postponed

FDA's re-registration period for food production and warehousing facilities will not begin on October 1 as originally planned. Read more...

5 Wiki Terms
GAWDA wiki 1. Final current
2. Superfluid
3. Warehouse management system
4. Air cap
5. Chain clamp
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Executive Dialogue
e-dialogue"When you talk to the American welder about buying a machine that’s not American- made, you really have to sell your tail off to convince him that the value is truly there.”
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2012 GAWDA Convention Photos

Snapshots from Colorado.
Featured Articles
Meet GAWDA's Top Service Techs

GAWDA members submitted the names of the industry’s top service technicians. Welding & Gases Today interviewed 10 techs to find out what drives them and what makes them so successful at keeping customers happy. Read more...

Service Department Showdown
Service Department Showdown

There are many challenges that come along with a service department, from profitability to finding and training great service technicians. Distributors debate the pros and cons of having a service department. Read more...

Welding Machine Orders Rise
Welding Machine Orders Rise

Manufacturing technology orders year to date are up 5.4% over the same period last year, according to the latest data from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Read more...

Member News

Kevin Johnston

Bruce Chantry
  Rockford Industrial Changes Name to Encompass

Worthington Cylinders Acquires Westerman
Melo’s Gas & Gear Adds Sales Manager

Atlas Welding Supply Remodels Showroom
  AWISCO Holds Grand Opening
  Maine Oxy Implements Cylinder Tracking System

Lincoln Electric Promotes Chantry

Chicago ASU Planned for Airgas

Linde Plant Certified
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Upcoming Events
  Regional Meeting, Gettysburg, PA  •  October 9 - 10
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Thank You, Convention Sponsors

GAWDA thanks the many suppliers that sponsored events for this year’s Annual Convention in Colorado Springs.  Read more...

GAWDA Distributors Receive CGA Safety Awards

The Compressed Gas Association recognized five GAWDA distributors for exemplary safety and safety improvement at the Annual Convention in Colorado Springs. Read more...

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