All Distributor Zone articles – Page 2

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    Features

    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.

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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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    Sustainable freight transportation

    2019-02-04T15:01:00Z

    Cars and light duty vehicles lead the pack of polluters, but trucking is the second leading source of transportation end-use sector emissions, writes Agnes H. Baker.

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    Lighter is better

    2019-02-04T14:49:00Z

    Luxfer-GTM Technologies is well placed for the hydrogen revolution at its Berkeley headquarters and its portable products – an alternative to six and 12 steel cylinder bundles – are proving popular around California while also providing a solution, of sorts, to a driver shortage, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    Steel tariffs: taking its toll?

    2019-02-04T14:37:00Z

    Fears are growing that US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will contribute to an economic downturn this year, writes Nick Parkinson. 

  • Laboratory technician chemistry
    Features

    Chemistry and the Economy: 2019 outlook

    2019-02-04T14:28:00Z

    Every six months, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) does a survey of the chemical industry. Resident economist Paul Hodges, Chairman of International eChem, and Bill Carroll of Carroll Applied Sciences, recently presented their semi-annual look at the factors impacting global markets, with a focus on chemicals, writes Agnes H. Baker. ...

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    Features

    Introducing… Absolute Air

    2019-02-04T14:12:00Z

    A new venture in the Minneapolis area plans to make its own gases after it announced plans to build an air separation plant (ASP) and have it on-stream by 2020, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    News

    Abydee Butler Moore named Butler Gas President

    2019-01-08T21:35:00Z

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Butler Gas Products Company has named Abydee Butler Moore as its new President, becoming the company’s third-generation president in its 71-year history.

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    Features

    IWDC sets up online program to train next generation

    2019-01-04T16:23:00Z

    The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has launched an online training program for its members. 

  • Welding gas mixes
    Features

    Argon: Jostling for position

    2019-01-04T14:18:00Z

    Argon’s growing demand is leading to concerns among US distributors of a tightening in demand, writes Nick Parkinson.

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    Features

    Driver shortage

    2018-12-03T08:00:00Z

    Warren Arenz, of Linde Gas LLC, and Jeff Tucker, of Tucker Co., on the challenges of recruiting truck drivers.

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    Features

    IT challenges and solutions

    2018-12-03T08:00:00Z

    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 gas and welding distributors.

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    Features

    AWG targets growth in microbulk for 2019

    2018-12-03T08:00:00Z

    American Welding Gas, Inc. (AWG), an independent gas and welding supplies distributor with facilities in 18 states, aims to grow its microbulk business in 2019.

  • weldship-mini-co2-trailer
    Features

    Weldship introduces mini CO2 trailer

    2018-12-03T08:00:00Z

    Weldship Corporation has unveiled its latest design in carbon dioxide (CO2) gas storage: the 2,500-gallon tank trailer.

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    Driver shortage

    2018-11-01T16:15:00Z

    Driver shortage is a problem being felt across the US economy and it is at “near crisis point” in the industrial gases business, according to KAG Merchant Gas’ Vern Ingham.

  • Telematics and digitisation
    Features

    A unique approach to software development

    2018-11-01T16:12:00Z

    A review of the 34 th Annual Computers Unlimited Users Group Conference, by Agnes H. Baker.

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    Features

    Remodeling distribution

    2018-10-01T06:00:00Z

    AgoNow is a pure industrial wholesaler and channel solutions provider that partners with distributors/resellers and manufacturers to grow their businesses profitably. With headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company sells exclusively to distributors/resellers, including independent gases and welding companies.

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    Features

    Everything you need to know about CGACB

    2018-10-01T06:00:00Z

    The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has formed a new entity, the CGA Certification Board LLC (CGACB), to offer certification services for industrial and medical gases industry personnel.