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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 »

GAWDA’s 2021 Scholarship Winners

Since 2013, GAWDA has awarded $226,000 in scholarships HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has once again awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to 15 students from across the U.S. who are planning to study programs applicable to careers in the industry. The award presentations were made at the Association’s in-person Spring… Read more »

GAWDA’s 2021 NW Regional Meeting

HOLLYWOOD, Florida  —  GAWDA’s 2021 Northwest Regional Meeting will be taking place July 21-23 at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon. We are excited to hold this meeting given the fact that we are starting to come out of COVID-19 protocols; we are hosting in Oregon which has some strict restrictions in regards to COVID-19. The… Read more »

Save the Date for the 2021 Young & Emerging Professionals Summit

HOLLYWOOD, Florida  —  Last year, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases & Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) partnered to host the industry’s first Young & Emerging Professionals Summit, which provided technical education to over 2,000 attendees. This event will return in August 2021 with multiple web-based sessions offered across a 4-week span. The 2021 Young… Read more »

Safety at GAWDA SMC 2021: Nashville to Reduce Restrictions

Nashville Mayor Announces Expanded Hours and Capacity Guidelines as Vaccinations Increase in Davidson County HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ As GAWDA Members prepare to meet face-to-face again safety in Nashville, TN for the GAWDA 2021 Spring Management Conference (SMC), we continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation. Last week, Nashville Mayor John Cooper spoke with a group of… Read more »

Truck Freight and the US Economy

A GAWDA/AEA Webinar Wednesday, March 24th  @ 3PM Eastern HOLLYWOOD, FL – Join GAWDA and the Association Education Alliance (aea) on Wednesday, March 24th at 3PM Eastern for a special event on how North American freight transportation data can inform your business about the current and future US Economy.  Delivered by, this presentation will focus on how the… Read more »