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  • University of Innovative Distribution 2022 to be held In-Person March 21-24 November 2, 2021 - 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 November 1, 2021 - 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 October 15, 2021 - 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 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 »