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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) March 8, 2013
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
•  Featured Articles
•  Safety & Compliance
•  Headquarters
•  Member News
•  Upcoming Events
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Weldcoa Gas Packs

The Advanced Gravimetric Mixture Filling 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
•  After several years of consideration, USP is proposing to change the official monograph for Oxygen, USP and Medical Air. Read More »
5 Wiki Terms
GAWDA wiki 1. API Gravity
2. Autoignition Temperature
3. Elongation
4. Flux-cored Arc Welding
5. Octafluoropropane
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Suppliers who can provide the tools needed for increasingly automated workplaces will thrive and enjoy record sales?A look back at 2012?s plans

Featured Articles
Association Sets Stage for Independence Time Almost Up For SMC Savings

Early-bird savings for the SMC are about to end. Join the other 350 members who registered early and saved for GAWDA?s Spring Management Conference. Early registration ends on Friday, March 15. The Grand Hyatt San Antonio will honor the group rate until Monday, March 25. If you have not yet done so, make your hotel reservations for the upcoming meeting. Information on registration and reservations can be found here.

2013 Membership Directory

Development of the 2013 GAWDA Membership Directory is in full swing and we want to make sure your Company listing is correct. Please take a look at your listing online and make sure it is up to date. To update, log on to your company account (this is not the individual login; it is the corporate level login) and click on the link ?Update my Company/Directory Listing.? If you have any questions regarding your listing or your account access, contact Cecilia Barbier.

Health Reform Update

The requirement for employers to provide the Exchange Notice by March 1, 2013, under Health Care Reform has been delayeduntil the issuance of further guidance. Theguidance indicated it will be late summer or fall of 2013 before employers are required to provide this notice, and model notices or language will likely be forthcoming. An article about this guidance will be in the April issue of Welding & Gases Today.

Member News
Member News
Lincoln Electric Named One of 25 Best Companies in America
Bug-O Featured on Terry Bradshaw?s ?Viewpoints?
Hypertherm Opens 160,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing Facility
Sellstrom Announces New Director of Business Development
FIBA Awarded Renewal of KGS Manufacturing License
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Management Committee Survey

In order to better serve you, the GAWDA MI committee would like a better understanding of your expectations and needs. Please help the committee by completing a brief survey here.


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Upcoming Events
March 17-22

Pittcon Expo, New Orleans, LA

March 26

Professional Compliance Seminar

April 7-12

CGA 100th Anniversary Celebration, Scottsdale, AZ

April 15-17

GAWDA Spring Management Conference, San Antonio, TX

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