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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) October 23, 2012
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
In This Issue
•  Hazmat Fees
•  ITW Acting CEO
•  PSP Screening
•  Speaker Lineup
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2012 GAWDA Convention Photos

781 distributors and suppliers met up for education and networking opportunities in Colorado Springs, CO, for GAWDA’s 68th Annual Convention. Read more...
Featured Articles
GAWDA Meets With PHMSA Re Hazmat Fees

Representatives of GAWDA and several other distributor trade associations met on October 15 with officials of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to discuss the agency’s mechanism for assessing annual registration fees on hazmat shippers and carriers. Read more...

FMCSA Expands Reach of Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently made driver safety information available to more motor carriers under the agency’s Pre-Employment Screening Program. Read more...

Member News

Wayne Geraci

Eleet Moves Into New Manufacturing Plant

Noble Gas Solutions Enhances Staff

Linde CO2 Plants Achieve Food Safety Certification

ITW Names Scott Santi Acting CEO
  AWISCO West Orange Vendor Day
  ESAB Assigned Patent
Eleet Moves Into New Manufacturing Plant
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Upcoming Events
  FABTECH 2012  •  November 12 - 14
News From GAWDA Headquarters

Food Gas Roundtable on November 2

The FDA Food Gas Re-Registration system opened on October 22. All food gas production and warehousing facilities must re-register between October 1 and December 31. GAWDA members can access an online Food Gas Roundtable to be held on November 2 at 2:00 pm EDT to review instructions for registration and re-registration.

More information about this workshop can be found here.

Survey Shows: Success

Members who attended the Annual Convention in Colorado Springs gave high marks to the speakers, networking events, and opportunities for learning. GAWDA President Craig Wood and his planning committees are already at work to make the 2013 Spring Management Conference in San Antonio, TX, and the 2013 Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, another not-to-miss association event. Economist Alan Beaulieu is already signed for the SMC. Watch for more information as speakers are signed on.

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2013 Spring Management Conference: April 14-16, San Antonio, TX
2013 Annual Convention: September 15-18, Orlando, FL

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