All Distributor Zone articles – Page 3

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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
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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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.

  • linde-trucks-us-edited
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    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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    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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    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
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    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.

  • kag-mgg-braddock-team
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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.

  • larry-davis
    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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    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.

  • george-new-headshot
    Features

    There is a new way to deliver high-pressure gas cylinders

    2018-09-03T10:55:00Z

    An interview with George Ratermann, by Jemima Owen-Jones.

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    The cost of digital automation is always approaching zero

    2018-09-03T10:51:00Z

    Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the effect of increased automation is to push costs down via greater efficiencies. With digital automation that combines economies of scale, advanced software and the information distribution power of the internet – per unit or per transaction costs are on a trajectory approaching ...

  • truck-co2
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    Carbon dioxide and the US distributor network

    2018-09-03T10:46:00Z

    For those who have been in the gases business for some years now, it is a fact of life that ever-fewer independent carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and gases distributors exist today than years ago; or for that matter much fewer than decades ago.

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    The distributor’s distributor

    2018-09-03T10:35:00Z

    Behind every successful independent industrial gas and welding distributor are other great distributors who provide the reliable supply of the vast range of goods and services required by industrial gas markets.

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    A spirit of participation

    2018-09-03T09:54:00Z

    Jack Butler, President and CEO of Butler Gas Products Co. Inc., has assumed the position of Chair for the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). In an exclusive interview, Jack Butler shares with gas world his business and safety philosophies and discusses how he plans to assist the industrial gas industry maintain ...