Test Drive Membership

Test Drive Distributor Membership

GAWDA Test Drive Members — New GAWDA Distributor Members sponsored by approved buying groups (currently AIWD, IWDC, and MDG) are eligible for GAWDA Membership – with limited member benefits* – at no charge thru December 31st.

This program is in effect for new members joining thru an approved buying group during the 2nd half of the calendar year.**

Special Test Drive Benefits include:

  • Access to GAWDA Consultants
  • Monthly Safety Bulletin
  • GAWDA Connection Newsletter
  • Welding & Gases Today Magazine (Quarterly publication)
  • Access to GAWDA Consultant & Member Roundtables
  • Greatest Networking of the Industry at GAWDA Regional Meetings, Spring Management Conference, and Annual Convention
  • BONUS: One Full Delegate for one Annual Event  (either AC or SMC) at no charge. (Valued up to $950.)***
*    Test Drive Membership value up to $11,000.
**   After application is submitted, final membership approval is required by GAWDA.
*** Bonus to be redeemed upon full GAWDA membership.

To learn more about full GAWDA Distributor Membership and benefits, click here.

For more information, or assistance with your application, please contact Andrea Levy, Director Member Services & Programs, alevy@gawda.org.

Please complete the form below to apply for your GAWDA Test Drive Membership.

Test Drive Application for Distributor Membership - AIWD, IWDC, MDG

This application is for Distributors joining GAWDA as part of the special "Test Drive" program. 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.

  • Please click on the Buying Group who is sponsoring your GAWDA Test Drive membership. (The group name will then appear in bold.)
  • Used in Distributor Member Company Listing in Annual Membership Directory. Please click on all that pertain to your company. (Once you click on a product code it will appear in bold.)
  • If your company also represents manufacturers, please list them here.
  • If you wish to add a more detailed description of what your company does, please do so here.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.