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GAWDA Membership is open to Distributors, Suppliers, and Manufacturer’s Representatives in the gases and welding industry. We also offer a special individual membership to industry retirees (see below.)   Membership category details and applications can be found on this page.

Visit the GAWDA Member Benefits section for more information on the benefits you’ll have as a GAWDA Member. If you’d like to connect with us to find out more, please contact Stephen Hill, Manager, Membership Services, at 954-367-7728 or shill@gawda.org

DISTRIBUTOR MEMBERSHIP

A GAWDA Distributor Member is any individual, partnership, or corporation engaged in retail distribution of gases, equipment or supplies for use in welding, industrial applications, health care or research.  For purposes of this provision, “retail distribution” means sales to end users.

Distributor Membership gives you access to GAWDA Consultants, Annual Conventions, Spring Management Conferences, Regional Meetings, and GAWDA Publications, including Welding & Gases Today and the GAWDA Connection e-newsletter, as well as many other valuable benefits. (Visit the GAWDA Member Benefits page for more details.)

Apply Online Now for Distributor Membership
or
Download Application Here

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR MEMBERSHIP

An International Distributor Member is any individual, partnership, or corporation engaged in retail distribution of gases, equipment or supplies for use in welding, industrial applications, health care or research, and whose principal place of business is outside the United States. For purposes of this provision, “retail distribution” means sales to end users.

Distributor Membership gives you access to GAWDA Consultants, Annual Conventions, Spring Management Conferences, Regional Meetings, and GAWDA Publications, including Welding & Gases Today and the GAWDA Connection e-newsletter, as well as many other valuable benefits.   (Visit the GAWDA Benefits section for more details.)

Apply Online Now for International Distributor Membership
or
Download Application Here

SUPPLIER MEMBERSHIP

A GAWDA Supplier Member is any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in (1) manufacturing or wholesale distribution of gases, equipment or supplies for use in welding, industrial applications, health care or research, or (2) providing products or services to Active members. For purposes of this provision, “wholesale distribution” means sales of products intended for resale.

Supplier Membership gives you access to GAWDA Consultants, Annual Conventions, Spring Management Conferences, Regional Meetings, GAWDA Publications, including Welding & Gases Today and the GAWDA Connection e-newsletter, as well as many other valuable benefits. (Visit the GAWDA Benefits section of the web page for more details.)

NOTE: If an applicant for membership is engaged in both retail and wholesale distribution, the appropriate membership classification shall be determined by the applicant’s primary function. An applicant’s primary function shall be determined by comparing the applicant’s gross dollar sales volume attributable to retail and wholesale distribution. An applicant primarily engaged in selling products that it manufactured, even to end users, shall be classified as an Associate member.

Apply Online Now for Supplier Membership
or
Download Application Here

MANUFACTURER’S REPRESENTATIVE MEMBERSHIP

This category has limited benefits but will give you access to attend the GAWDA Annual Conventions, the Spring Management Conferences, and the Regional Meetings (all of which require separate fees for attendance). You will also receive our e-newsletter (the GAWDA Connection) as well as regular updates. You are entitled to one copy of our industry leading magazine “Welding & Gases Today”.  Please fill out your information below and submit with your payment to complete your application for membership.

Apply Online Now for Manufacturer’s Representative Membership
or
Download Application Here

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

This category is for individuals who have retired from the welding industry after at least 10 years as an active or associate member of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association when they no longer earn a living from the welding supply business.

Individual membership has limited benefits but will give you access to attend the GAWDA Annual Conventions, the Spring Management Conferences and the Regional Meetings. You will receive GAWDA’s e-newsletter (the GAWDA Connection) and regular updates, as well as our industry leading magazine “Welding & Gases Today”.

To apply, please send your completed application to Stephen Hill via fax 954-367-7790 or email shill@gawda.org for approval/processing.

Download Individual Membership Application Here