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  • GAWDA awards $26,000 in 2019 Scholarships May 9, 2019 - Since 2013, GAWDA has awarded $166,000 in scholarships HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) awarded $26,000 in college scholarships to 13 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, attract, and... Read more »
  • 9 Important Reasons to Download the GAWDA Mobile App April 22, 2019 - Hollywood, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association’s (GAWDA) annual Spring Management Conference (SMC) is being held May 4-6, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. Registration is still available on the SMC event site. For those who have already registered for the SMC, we encourage you to download the GAWDA Mobile App so you can: 1. ... Read more »
  • E-Learning with GAWDA and CGA March 25, 2019 - Hollywood, Fla. —  We are excited to announce that as of March 2019, GAWDA Distributor Members who have our CGA subscription will now have access to CGA’s E-Learning modules.  These E-Learning modules are video-based and available online. Current topics include safety related to compressed gases, acetylene cylinders, and cryogenic liquids. CGA is actively working with GAWDA... Read more »
  • Mark Your Calendars for GAWDA’s 2019 Annual Meeting March 12, 2019 - Annual Convention is September 28-October 1 in Washington, DC Hollywood, Fla. — Save the date for the upcoming Annual Convention of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA), which takes place in September 28th  – October 1st, 2019 in Washington, DC. The event is being hosted at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC with the theme... Read more »
  • GAWDA Foundation Scholarship Program is Open for the 2019-2020 Academic Year February 26, 2019 - HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Foundation Scholarship Program is open for the 2019-2020 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... Read more »
  • “It’s All About Service” February 22, 2019 - GAWDA Spring Management Conference — Have you registered yet? The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has scheduled its annual spring conference of distributor and supplier members for May 4-6 in Minneapolis. Don’t miss your chance to attend GAWDA’s 2019 Spring Management Conference (SMC). Register early and save! For complete details, you can view the... Read more »
  • 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 »