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    IWDC celebrates 25th anniversary

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    In April 1994, the IWDC was formed by the Independent Welding Distributors Association (IWDA), a western geography buying group. Less than a year later, the Key Distribution Group (KDG), an eastern geography buying group, merged with IWDC to almost double its size.

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    Baird/gasworld Survey: Slower growth expected in second half of 2019

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    Last year stands out as a great one for our industry and we enter into the first quarter of 2019 with optimism across both gases and welding equipment, but with many erring on the side of caution later on in the year.

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    Helium Shortage 3.0

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    As we enter March 2019, Helium Shortage 3.0, the third period of sustained helium shortage since 2006, has now persisted for over a year.

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    Microbulk is bulking up

    2019-02-04T15:38:00Z

    Chart Industries has been there since the birth of microbulk and expects its baby to keep on growing, with larger tanks and larger Orca™ MicroBulk Delivery Systems, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    10 minutes with...Matt Chasky

    2019-02-04T15:37:00Z

    Take 10 minutes out with Matt Chasky, Executive Vice-President for KAG Merchant Gas, as he discusses his new role, how KAG is dealing with the shortage of drivers and what the hot topics for the company are this year.

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    The Rocky Mountains report

    2019-02-04T15:27:00Z

    Our first US regional report of 2019 returns to the Rocky Mountains region, the smallest of the regional US markets but a robust and growing market with some notable developments chalked up over the last year.

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    How to tackle the skills shortage in 2019

    2019-02-04T15:27:00Z

    A skills shortage is one of the biggest concerns for the US economy this year and is particularly being felt in the manufacturing sector, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    Going to the next level

    2019-02-04T15:19:00Z

    Q A with Luke Bradshaw, President of TOMCO2, and Tim Miller, President of Taylor-Wharton, explain how their transportation and distribution businesses are developing since the reorganization.

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    Stabilis Energy: The industry is ripe for consolidation

    2019-02-04T15:17:00Z

    Stabilis Energy, Inc. plans to take its small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) to a bigger scale this year after the creation of a new production and distribution company.

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    Weldship innovates its way to success

    2019-02-04T15:06:00Z

    Weldship is a company that has continued to carve out and create new market opportunities since its inception in 1946.