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    Covid-19 causes major slowdown, 18% revenue dip in April

    2020-09-01T09:10:00Z

    Baird/ gas world Welding and Industrial Gas Survey, Q2 2020

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    PurityPlus® update

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    As IWDC’s specialty gas program enters its second decade, PurityPlus continues construction of a strong house resting on a well-planned and well-built foundation. More than 15 years ago, several influential IWDC (Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative) members and the staff organised a series of meetings to explore growth initiatives.

  • An eCommerce Strategy for Distributors
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    DIY marketing

    2020-08-03T05:00:00Z

    Marketing is often misunderstood. To many it looks like an insurmountable mountain to climb with every possible view increasing in size, depth, the manpower to accomplish it.

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    Seizing the moment: M&A exclusive with Clairvest

    2020-07-15T20:11:00Z

    The industrial gas industry is at a crossroads, battered by both the macroeconomic back drop and factors specific to the industry, writes Doug Horn of Clairvest in an M A and business insight exclusive for gasworld.

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    Major milestones

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    Longevity in the industrial gas industry allows companies to better serve their customer base and develop trust, while keeping up with trends in the market. To recognize some of those key players that have been serving the market throughout the years, gasworld takes a look at this year’s big birthdays. ...

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    The workforce is changing…

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and GenZ; are we all really as different as our own perceptions? Putting all of our ‘so called’ differences aside, each generation grew up with a different technology tool-set and a very different mind-set. It makes perfect sense then, that each generation learns in a ...

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    Welding hardgoods expect 10% sales decline in Q2

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    If business was bad in the first quarter (Q1) 2020, then expect figures to be worse in Q2, according to responses in the latest Baird/gasworld Q1 2020 Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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    Q&A: Bill Proctor, nexAir

    2020-05-01T05:00:00Z

    Founded in 1940, nexAir serves as one of the largest privately-owned suppliers of high-quality industrial, specialty, medical and bulk gases, dry ice, welding equipment, welding supplies, and medical equipment in the US.

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    A data centric approach to smarter routing and logistics

    2020-05-01T05:00:00Z

    Making smart logistical decisions requires the convergence of agile software platforms, rich sources of operational data, and use of smartphone mobile devices to maximize bottom line results.

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    Weldcoa expands training services

    2020-04-01T05:00:00Z

    Weldcoa is hosting a series of training events through 2020, which began with the opportunity to develop a skill sets in specialty gas filling through classroom and hands-on instruction earlier this month.

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    Weldcoa expands training services

    2020-03-02T09:34:00Z

    Weldcoa is hosting a series of training events through 2020, beginning with the opportunity to develop a skill sets in specialty gas filling through classroom and hands-on instruction.

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    How industry restructuring is impacting transportation

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    KAG Merchant Gas, formally comprised of Cryogenic Transportation LLC and Jack B. Kelley LLC, has the largest for-hire cryogenic trailer fleet in the industry. With its vast network of facilities and terminals throughout North America, the company is committed to meeting the transportation needs of its industrial gas (IG) industry ...

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    GAWDA Spring Management Conference preview

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    Over six hundred Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) members are expected to gather in Austin, Texas, next month for the 2020 Spring Management Conference (SMC).

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    Welding hardgoods and gases revenue expected to improve through 2020

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    Welding growth is expected to improve in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 with reacceleration this year, according to the latest Baird/gasworld Q4 2019 Welding and Industrial Gas Survey and Fabrication Channel Checks.

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    CGA 107th Annual Meeting preview

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) will hold our 107th Annual Meeting at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel in the heart of New Orleans’ vibrant and historic French Quarter on April 26-29. We invite all employees of CGA member companies to join us for this one-of-a-kind event.

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    California distributor changes name

    2020-02-06T10:39:00Z

    Encore Welding and Industrial Supply, LLC has renamed itself Encore Gas Supply as part of the California-based distributor’s “mission for the future”.

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    Improving efficiency, production and storage

    2020-02-03T13:09:00Z

    Solutionwerks offers advice for better operations at cryogenic and adsorption air separation plants, part 1. 

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    Making a HERO

    2020-02-03T11:57:00Z

    The Argon HERO – new to market in 2020 – is attracting interest in the industry with its claims to save costs by preventing the loss of argon during transfer from bulk tanks to microbulk delivery systems such as Chart’s Orca™.

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    Driver shortage: The white line as life line

    2020-02-03T11:52:00Z

    As Merle Haggard sings in Moving On, “The white line is the life line to a nation. And men like Will and Sonny make it move.” Today, over 70% of all freight tonnage in the US is transported over our nation’s highways making the ‘white line’ more important than ever. ...

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    Lincoln Electric to expand consumables range

    2020-01-29T09:33:00Z

    Lincoln Electric® has revealed it’s trying to ‘take the hard out of hardfacing’ with an expansion of its hardfacing consumables product line.