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  • GAWDA Gives Back Donations and Books August 18, 2021 - 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 June 8, 2021 - 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 June 2, 2021 - 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 April 26, 2021 - 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 April 19, 2021 - 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 March 18, 2021 - 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 March 11, 2021 - 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 Truckstop.com, this presentation will focus on how the... Read more »
  • Meeting Again Safely – GAWDA SMC 2021 March 10, 2021 - Registration is Open for the GAWDA Spring Management Conference HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ Join us in Nashville, TN as we meet face-to-face again safely for the GAWDA 2021 Spring Management Conference (SMC).  The meeting will be held on Monday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Visit the SMC website at www.gawda.org/spring-management-conference/ to view the agenda... Read more »
  • GAWDA Scholarship Program is Open for the 2021-2022 Academic Year February 8, 2021 - HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Scholarship Program is open for the 2021-2022 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 the... Read more »
  • GAWDA Spring Management Conference Dates Changed from March to May 2021 December 18, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – In mid-November, GAWDA reached out to our members asking for feedback on the March 29-31, 2021 SMC. The feedback indicated that many members felt that late March was too soon for travel, considering the ongoing outbreaks and restrictions. In response to their feedback, we went back to renegotiate with the Gaylord Opryland Resort... Read more »
  • Renew Your GAWDA Membership for 2021 October 19, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL — 2021 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’ve come to expect and rely on. With your support we... Read more »
  • GAWDA awards $30,000 in 2020 Scholarships October 1, 2020 - Since 2013, GAWDA has awarded $196,000 in scholarships HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) 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 announcement of the awards was made at the Association’s virtual Annual Convention, held... Read more »
  • Managing in an Uncertain Economy September 21, 2020 - There is no crystal ball, but forecasting is the next best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future. HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA is excited to announce our monthly interview-style presentation series designed to help our Members plan during these unpredictable times. This six-month series launches on Wednesday, October 14th @ 3pm Eastern. GAWDA... Read more »
  • GAWDA Member Sales Training is Available “On Demand” August 28, 2020 - GAWDA’s highly-successful 3-part series — Driving Sales Success in the New Normal — is available to view “on demand” HOLLYWOOD, FL –  GAWDA has partnered with our Member Venator Sales Group to offer our Members the chance to learn from sales success best practices, as we all navigate through today’s “new normal”.  This 3-part series will... Read more »
  • Registration is Now Open for the GAWDA 2020 Virtual Annual Convention – Business Session August 14, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL –  We are pleased to announce that registration is officially open for the GAWDA 2020 Virtual Annual Convention – Business Session.  The virtual event will be taking place on Friday, September 25th from 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern. Join your peers and industry leaders on this hour and a half virtual session as we connect and... Read more »