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Winning the War for Talent

Proven Strategies to Attract, Hire and Retain Your Most Valuable Asset HOLLYWOOD, FL – Join GAWDA and the Association Education Alliance (aea) for a special series for GAWDA members launching this February. The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this… Read more »

GAWDA’s Scholarship Program is Open for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Scholarship Program is open for the 2022-2023 academic year. “GAWDA annually awards scholarships to help educate, attract, and keep quality individuals in the welding and gases distribution industry,” said John Ospina, GAWDA Executive Director. The awards will be announced at the Association’s annual Spring Management… Read more »

Registration is Now Open for GAWDA’s 2022 SMC

Working Together to Tame the Chaos HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ Join us in Indianapolis, IN as we meet face-to-face for the GAWDA 2022 Spring Management Conference (SMC).  The meeting will be held Sunday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 5 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. With the theme of “Working Together to Tame the Chaos”, the Spring Management… Read more »

GAWDA’s Annual Industry Analysis Webinar is December 9th

Hollywood, FL — Registration is now open for this year’s GAWDA’s Annual Industry Analysis Webinar.   This free members-only webinar will take place on Thursday, December, 2021 at 10AM Eastern and will be hosted by ITR Economics  Senior Economist and Economic Manager Eric Post. As one of ITR Economics’ senior economists, Eric manages the Reports Team and… Read more »

Special Presentation: The New Normal for Freight Transportation

A GAWDA/AEA Webinar Wednesday, December 15th @ 3PM Eastern HOLLYWOOD, FL – Join GAWDA and the Association Education Alliance (aea) on Wednesday, December 15th at 3PM Eastern for a special presentation focusing on how the trillion-dollar US Freight Transportation Marketplace impacts the Global Supply Chain, the US Economy and US consumer Delivered by, the presentation will also outline… Read more »

University of Innovative Distribution 2022 to be held In-Person March 21-24

Distribute Innovation: Influence, Implement, and Integrate HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA members are invited to attend this concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. Association Education Alliance (AEA), in cooperation with Purdue University’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, is hosting its annual University of Innovative Distribution (UID) March… Read more »

Your GAWDA 2022 Membership

HOLLYWOOD, FL —2022 GAWDA Membership renewal notices were mailed to GAWDA Member companies this week. As you renew your GAWDA Membership, please know that your dues are key to the association’s success. Your dues help us bring you all the information and resources that you have come to expect and rely on. With your support… Read more »

Children’s Literacy Center receives $126,960 from GAWDA Gives Back

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (October 7, 2021) — GAWDA President Abydee Butler Moore, her husband, Ryan, and their two daughters, Ivy and Coda, were joined by GAWDA Executive Director John Ospina to present a check for $126,960 to the Children’s Literacy Center (CLC) at GAWDA’s 2021 Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, CO. CLC works with families… Read more »

GAWDA Gives Back Donations and Books

HOLLYWOOD, FL  — The GAWDA Gives Back program says something revealing and special about the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA). Now in its 21st  year, GAWDA Gives Back was conceived by Past President Dave Mahoney and his wife Donna as way of honoring and thanking GAWDA’s Annual Convention host community by tapping into the… Read more »

Registration is Open for the 2021 Young & Emerging Professionals Summit

HOLLYWOOD, Florida  —  Registration is now open for the 2021 Young & Emerging Professionals Summit.  Hosted by the Compressed Gas Association and GAWDA, this 4-week webinar series is a unique opportunity for our industry’s young and emerging professionals to learn from subject matter experts. This year’s Summit will feature one topic per week: acetylene and liquefied petroleum gas,… Read more »