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GAWDA Consultant COVID-19 Roundtables

Join GAWDA for our next Members-Only  GAWDA Consultant COVID-19 Roundtable Wednesday, April 1st at 1PM Eastern HOLLYWOOD, FL — GAWDA is pleased to announce the next session of our GAWDA Consultant COVID-19 Roundtables will be taking place on Wednesday, April 1st. Join fellow members and your GAWDA Consultants weekly on Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, for… Read more »

GAWDA Spring Management Conference is cancelled due to the growing COVID-19 threat

HOLLYWOOD, FL – The GAWDA Spring Management Conference, which was scheduled to start on April 5th in Austin Texas, has been cancelled over COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic concerns. GAWDA has been monitoring the CDC, World Health Organization and John Hopkins websites for the past few weeks. During this time, we have been in communication with the facilities… Read more »

GAWDA Brings on a New Safety Consultant

HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA is pleased to announce the addition of Marilyn R. Dempsey to our roster of GAWDA Safety Consultants. GAWDA Consultants are key in GAWDA’s mission to promote the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment and supplies. They act as the first line of defense… Read more »

Industry Keynote Announced for GAWDA’s 2020 SMC

HOLLYWOOD, FL — We are excited to announce that Jens Luehring, President and CEO of Messer Americas, will be joining us at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members, being held April 5-7, 2020. GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference (SMC) will be held at the JW Marriott in… Read more »

2020 Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Study for GAWDA Distributor Members – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for participation has been extended until April 1, 2020. HOLLYWOOD, Florida  — The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) invites our Distributor Members to participate in the 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Survey. The 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation and Benefits Study provides you with a better understanding of how your company’s compensation levels and… Read more »

GAWDA Foundation Scholarship Program is Open for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Foundation Scholarship Program is open for the 2020-2021 academic year. “GAWDA annually awards the scholarships as a way 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… Read more »

Registration Now Open for GAWDA’s 2020 SMC

2020 Vision HOLLYWOOD, FL — Registration is now open for the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members, being held April 5-7, 2020.  GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference (SMC) will be held at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX.  With a theme of 2020 Vision, the SMC is designed to… Read more »

Spring 2020 GAWDA Professional Compliance Seminars

Attend 2020 GAWDA Professional Compliance Seminars HOLLYWOOD, FL — GAWDA’s Consultants are pleased to announce that they will be conducting TWO seminars in Spring 2020 with the same material presented each week. We sold out the seminar last year and had to turn people away. By having two seminars back to back, you will be… Read more »

GAWDA’s Early Bird Membership Renewal Special Pricing Ends Soon

HOLLYWOOD, FL — GAWDA Distributor and Supplier members who renew their membership by December 31, 2019 are eligible to save 5 percent on their 2020 Membership dues. To renew your GAWDA membership by credit card or check, log in to your account at gawda.org. Updated online payment information and step-by-step instructions, including how to apply… Read more »

University of Innovative Distribution 2020 Registration is Open

March 8-11, 2020 HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA members are invited to attend this concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is… Read more »