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  • Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. elects new President February 1, 2019 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rockville, Maryland Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc. a distributor of compressed gases and welding supplies headquartered in Rockville, Maryland with 48 East Coast locations from Pennsylvania to Florida has elected Will Roberts as president effective February 1, 2019. Will succeeds his father, Bob Roberts, and his grandfather, Bill Roberts, as the third generation... Read more »
  • GAWDA Membership Renewal for 2019 January 23, 2019 - Don’t let your member benefits expire   HOLLYWOOD, FL — GAWDA 2019 membership runs from January 1st -December 31st.  Renewals are being accepted through February 28th. After that date, unless your membership is renewed, your company’s benefits will be concluded. If you’d like to pay your dues online click here for our updated online payment... Read more »
  • Spring Management Conference Registration Open January 17, 2019 - Registration Now Open for GAWDA’s SMC, Contact Booth Program SMC is May 4-6 in Minneapolis HOLLYWOOD, FL — Registration is now open for the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members for May 4-6, 2019.   GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference (SMC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis,... Read more »
  • University of Innovative Distribution Early Bird Special Ending Soon January 3, 2019 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA members are invited to attend this concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry.  Known worldwide for excellence in education, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) is sponsored by leading industrial distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology, Leadership and Innovation of Purdue... Read more »
  • GAWDA Holiday Hours December 17, 2018 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) joins our members and their families in celebrating the holiday season. GAWDA headquarters will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24th-25th. We will also be closed on December 31st and January 1st in honor of the New Year. Regular business hours will... Read more »
  • Mark Your Calendars for GAWDA’s 2019 Spring Management Conference (May 4-6) November 20, 2018 - HOLLYWOOD, Florida – The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has scheduled its annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members for May 4-6, 2019. GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference (SMC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Designed to target the needs of management and operations decision makers, the SMC serves as an... Read more »
  • Annual Meeting Registration Open July 17, 2017 - Registration Now Open for GAWDA’s Fall Convention, Contact Booth Program Annual Conference is Oct. 1-4 in New York; Hall of Famer Coach Lou Holtz is Speaking Hollywood, Fla. — Registration is open for the next national meeting of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), which takes place in October 1-4 in New York City.... Read more »
  • Record registrants for GAWDA Spring Management Conference April 5, 2017 - GAWDA’s 2017 Spring Conference Bigger, Better, More Mobile Than Ever HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The yearly Spring Management Conference (SMC) of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) is bigger and better – and this year, more mobile – than ever before. Registration for the May event, with more than a month to go, is at a... Read more »
  • Registration Open for GAWDA’s Spring Management Conference (May 11-13) March 1, 2017 - The Association’s Annual Spring Convention is May 11-13 in Boca Raton HOLLYWOOD, Florida – The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has scheduled its annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members for May 11-13, and registration for the event now is open. The Spring Management Conference (SMC) is being held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club,... Read more »
  • GAWDA hires ITR Economics Beaulieu – January 4, 2017 January 4, 2017 - GAWDA Begins Quarterly Economic Forecasts; Adds ITR Economics as Consultant Hollywood, Fla. – The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) now is offering its members industry-specific quarterly economic forecasts and market analysis reports provided by eminent firm ITR Economics. The association also has named ITR Economics’ principal and president, Dr. Alan Beaulieu, as GAWDA’s chief economist, and he joins several other industry... Read more »
  • Mike Huckabee, Former Governor and Presidential Candidate – and Now 2016 GOP Convention Speaker ‒ Keynoting GAWDA Annual Convention July 14, 2016 - Mike Huckabee, Former Governor and Presidential Candidate – and Now 2016 GOP Convention Speaker ‒ Keynoting GAWDA Annual Conference Hollywood, FLA — Mike Huckabee — former Arkansas governor, two-time presidential candidate and now an announced speaker at next week’s Republican National Convention — will be a keynote speaker for the 72nd annual convention of the... Read more »
  • GAWDA awards $20,000 to 10 college bound students April 20, 2016 - Since 2013, GAWDA has awarded $94,000 in scholarships HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to 10 high school students from across the U.S. who are planning to study programs applicable to careers in the industry. GAWDA annually awards the scholarships as a way to help educate,... Read more »
  • GAWDA to Implement Self-Management Plan February 14, 2013 - MIAMI, Fla., February 14, 2013 – The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) and the American Welding Society (AWS) are pleased to jointly announce a plan by GAWDA to become self-managed by the end of 2014. AWS has helped manage GAWDA business affairs since 2010, when GAWDA opted to part with its previous management firm.... Read more »
  • GAWDA Donates Over $200,000 to NYC Charities October 17, 2011 - Miami, Fla., October 17, 2011 – The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) donated over $200,000 to two New York City charities on Monday, October 12, putting the non-profit organization over the $1 million mark in charitable contributions through its GAWDA Gives Back campaign. Over the past 12 years, GAWDA Gives Back has donated $1,177,803... Read more »
  • GAWDA Members to Have Free Access to CGA Electronic Safety Standards October 3, 2011 - Miami, FLA., October 31, 2011 – A new agreement between the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA ) and the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) will soon allow GAWDA members free access to CGA’s electronic safety standards. This new benefit for GAWDA members was announced by Bryan Keen, GAWDA’s 2012 President and Michael Tiller, President and... Read more »