The GAWDA mission is to promote the safe operation and economic vitality of distributors of industrial gases and related welding equipment and supplies.


  1. To PROVIDE high impact educational and training opportunities and meetings for the industry;
  2. To DEVELOP, publish and promote the broadest distribution of information for safety and environmentally responsible practices;
  3. To PARTNER with our manufacturer members;
  4. To ANTICIPATE and proactively influence federal government activities and issues of interest to the industry, provide analysis on current issues and disseminate relevant information to the membership;
  5. To MAINTAIN a strong and involved membership;
  6. To OFFER quality services tailored to meet the member company’s changing needs in a competitive environment;
  7. To ESTABLISH GAWDA as the authoritative source of the industry;
  8. To ADVANCE the growth and technological progress of the industry;
  9. To SERVE the current and future needs of our member companies so they may better serve their customers, employees and society;
  10. To STRIVE aggressively to build GAWDA’s position and image as the national voice for our industry.