Member Benefits

Discover the PERKS of being a GAWDA Member!

  • Spring Management Conference
    Designed to target the needs of management and operations decision makers, the SMC serves as an ideal platform for tactical networking, process-oriented business education, and actionable take-home solutions. The next Conference is scheduled April 13-16, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
  • Annual Convention
    Formatted to attract business owners and the company's top decision makers, the AC addresses the market's opportunities and threats at the 'big picture' level and provides occasion for strategic networking with the Industry's leaders.
    The next Convention is scheduled for September 9-12, 2012, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Regional Meetings  are scheduled throughout the year.  See the Regional Meeting Schedule for times and locations near you.

    GAWDA U is an easy‐to‐use online training tool for your employees. The educational content of GAWDA U was developed to support GAWDA's primary mission of providing information to assist you in improving your company's safety and compliance.
  • Webinars
    Committee-sponsored webinars are scheduled periodically throughout the year and offer timely industry updates. Keep an eye on the GAWDA Calendar for specific dates and times.
  • Buyer's Guide with the GAWDA MembersOnly Buyers Directory distributor members can access your product offering and contact information whenever they wish, wherever they wish.
  • SOP Program
    SOP Manual and related company‐wide training for Oxygen USP, with modules for other medical gases.
  • Safety Organizers
    Monthly up-to-date information targeted to safety managers.
  • Safety Material
    Safety & Compliance Posters and Literature
  • Reference Manuals
    Annually updated manuals on FDA, DOT, HR, OSHA and EPA regulations and guidelines.
  • GAWDA Career Center
    With its focus on gases and welding distributors companies and professionals, the GAWDA Career Center offers members - and the industry at large - an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.
  • Welding and Gases Today
    GAWDA's acclaimed quarterly magazine
  • GAWDA Connection
    Bi-weekly e-newsletter with member, industry and association news.
  • GAWDA Wiki  is your top resource for terms and concepts relating to the gases and welding industry and your direct link to distributors, suppliers and end-users.
  • Consultants
    Expert Consultants in DOT and Homeland Security, FDA and Medical Gases, Government Affairs and HR, Group Life Insurance, OSHA and EPA, Welding Fume Litigation.
  • Life Insurance
    Low cost coverage for employees, spouses and dependents. 50+ year program insuring member companies through MetLife and administered by USI Affinity.
  • Member Directory
    Comprehensive reference guide to your partners in industry.

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