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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) May 23, 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
•  Four Ideas
•  Member News
•  New Members
•  Upcoming Events
Weldcoa Gas Packs have been moving cylinders safely for over 45 years.

From the most basic to the most demanding, we have the products that will support you and your customer’s needs. Read More »

Weldcoa Gas Packs
Safety & Compliance
•  FMCSA to Hold Webinar on Crash Data
•  PHMSA Reminds Registrants of Revised Hazmat Fees
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From new technology to a new product and a request from the government to help out, distributors share one big idea that made a mark on their bottom line and, in some cases, changed the course of their company’s direction. Read Big Ideas Big Results

Featured Articles
Think Big!

Booths at Earlbeck’s training facility accommodate daytime and evening classes.

Four Ideas With a Big Return

Adding a new technology, teaching new skills, communicating differently with customers, and fixing up the place make a mark on the bottom line. Simple changes made a big difference for four distributors. Read more.

GAWDA Mourns Loss of Three Industry Leaders

The gases and welding industry lost three leaders in the past two months. Former NWSA Consultant Bob Ackerman; Chuck Mueller, owner of Welders Supply Company; and Jerry O’Brien, owner of Island Supply Welding Company, kept our industry to a high standard. They will be sorely missed. Read about these three magnificent men…

U.S. Senate Receives GAWDA Statement on Helium Situation

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on May 7 to consider S. 783, the Helium Stewardship Act. GAWDA Consultant Rick Schweitzer, Esq. presented a statement on behalf of GAWDA. Read it here

US District Court of Appeals Invalidates Notice-Posting Rule

The US Circuit Court for the District of Columbia struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rule that would have required about 6 million businesses to post a Notice of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act. In a statement, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), which works to protect employees’ rights to make informed, coercion-free decisions about association in the workplace, stated that the posted notices amounted to little more than advertisements for union membership. Read the decision here.

Member News

Member News
Acme Cryogenics Acquires Unlimited Specialties
ITW Makes Fortune 500 List
Cee Kay Supply Creates Trash Art and Cleans Up
Maine Oxy Adds Sales Rep for Naugatuck Store
O.E. Meyer Co. Makes Staff Changes
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Welcome New Members

Welcome to new Distributor Member R & R Medical & Welding Supply located in Nassau, The Bahamas, and returning Distributor Member American Cylinder Gas Inc. in Butler, WI.


Upcoming Events
May 13-14

Biloxi, MS Regional Meeting

May 29-30

Atlantic City, NJ Regional Meeting

June 12-13

Seven Springs, PA Regional Meeting

July 10-11

Oregon, OH Regional Meeting

July 24-26

Cle Elum, WA Regional Meeting

August 1

Chicago, IL Regional Meeting

August 13

N. Stonington, CT Regional Meeting

August 27-28

Gettysburg, PA Regional Meeting

Sept 15-18

GAWDA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL

Sept 30-Oct 1

Kansas City, MO Regional Meeting

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