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    Eight years of FSMA

    2019-10-01T05:00:00Z

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services, was given more authority to regulate food production, distribution and recalls. 

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    Keen celebrates centenary

    2019-10-01T05:00:00Z

    In 1919, when Stanley Keen started out his small business in Wilmington, Delaware he probably never envisioned it growing into the establishment it is today.

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    2020 Vision

    2019-10-01T05:00:00Z

    gasworld News Journalist Molly Burgess speaks to Abydee Butler Moore to discuss her new tenure as GAWDA President. 

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    CGA launches new publication delivery system

    2019-09-02T05:00:00Z

    The Compressed Gas Association, Inc. (CGA) has launched a new publication delivery system that provides enhanced access capabilities and an array of tools designed to support user interaction with CGA’s library of more than 340 industry safety publications.

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    Distributors capitalizing on emerging end markets

    2019-09-02T05:00:00Z

    Nearly half of the industrial gas distributors who responded to the Baird/gasworld Industrial Second Quarter (Q2) 2019 Welding and Industrial Gas Survey supply CO2 for legalized cannabis/CBD oil production.

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    GAWDA Annual Convention preview

    2019-09-02T05:00:00Z

    This year’s Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Annual Convention will see members gather for the four-day event themed “It’s All About Service” at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC, on September 28 – October 1.

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    A pattern of expansion

    2019-08-01T06:00:00Z

    Eighty years ago, at the age of 22, Harry W. Bennear founded Dale Oxygen, Inc. Located in the Dale section of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the company began as a shop that sold and delivered oxygen and acetylene gas cylinders and related equipment for welding and cutting applications. Having expanded several times ...

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    Earlbeck celebrates 100 years in business

    2019-08-01T06:00:00Z

    Earlbeck Gases Technologies, a family orientated Baltimore-based gas and welding supplier, is celebrating a milestone achievement of 100 years in business. Since its formation in 1919, the company has drastically grown through multiple market developments and facility expansions, which has help drive its great success.

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    A bridge to the future

    2019-06-26T14:59:00Z

    During May 14 – 16, 2019 over 500 attendees spanning 112 Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) member companies and 95 IWDC vendor partners joined together in the “City of Bridges”, Pittsburgh, PA, for the IWDC’s annual Sales and Purchasing Convention.

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    Weather impacts growth in 2019 first quarter

    2019-06-03T15:27:00Z

    Weather impacts growth in 2019 first quarter, but 5.4% increase in industrial gas sales in Q1, writes US Editor Nick Parkinson.

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    GAWDA 2019 Seven Springs preview

    2019-06-03T13:58:00Z

    The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) will return to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 17th-19th June (2019) to host the annual Seven Springs event.

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    Maine Oxy celebrates 90 years

    2019-06-03T13:57:00Z

    Founded in 1929 in Auburn as Maine Gas Services, Maine Oxy has been supplying industrial gases, specialty gases and welding materials for 90 years.

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    An innovative way to move molecules more efficiently

    2019-05-06T06:00:00Z

    What do you do when you see an inefficient operation? If you are Dan Schneider, Mike Schutte, and Brett Schutte, you invent a better system and then develop an entire company around it.

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    The AWISCO Trade Show

    2019-05-06T05:00:00Z

    One of New York State’s leading industrial gas and welding supply distributors believes in the power of demonstration.

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    A perfect match

    2019-04-01T06:00:00Z

    Acme Cryogenics is 50 years old this year but is still showing plenty of energy as a cutting edge, full-line supply chain company.

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    GAWDA Spring Management Conference preview

    2019-04-01T06:00:00Z

    Celebrated blind athlete Craig MacFarlane, who has won over 100 gold medals in multiple sports, will be one of the speakers at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Spring Management Conference (SMC) in Minneapolis on May 4–6.

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    IT challenges and solutions

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    Keeping up with information technology, both in terms of software and hardware, is one of the great challenges of our time and can be particularly daunting for independent gases and welding distributors.

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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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    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.