All Distributor Zone articles – Page 4

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


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

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    The cost of digital automation is always approaching zero


    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 ...

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    Carbon dioxide and the US distributor network


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    5 Steps to cylinder handling safety


    Jemima Owen-Jones looks at five steps to cylinder handling safety, with insight from Harris Industrial Gases and Norris Cylinder Company.

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    Available resources


    Resources are available to help guide independent gases and welding distributors through these disruptive times. We asked Ken Thompson, as gas world contributor and person having experienced nearly five decades of supply chain changes, disruptions, and challenges, to share his thoughts on current circumstances, and just where the next evolution ...

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    STEM: Education for future leadership


    “The history of industrial gases is a story that starts at the dawn of science and continues to today’s huge global industry, which plays a role in almost every area of life,” wrote historian Ebbe Almqvist.*

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    New products for cylinders improve profitably


    For this month’s packaged gases issue, gas world US reached out to industry technology and equipment makers to learn about innovations that are helping to create greater efficiencies along the supply chain.

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    Safety: DOT compliance and loading dock safety


    Daily, thousands of compressed and liquefied gas cylinders are transported on specialized delivery vehicles all across the US and delivered to a wide diversity of private and public enterprises such as fabrication shops, job sites, manufacturing, retail, restaurants, R D, and medical facilities.

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    Maximizing efficiency and safety through asset tracking and monitoring


    So much of a distributor’s company’s value is tied up in cylinders, so you don’t want to be losing them!” expressed Eric Wise, CEO, Wise Telemetry.

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    10 minutes with...Roy G. Nichols


    Take 10 minutes out with Roy G. Nichols, Project Manager at the Gas Equipment Company, as he discusses the company’s roots, its main activities, and where GEC is currently investing its time and money.

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    10 minutes with...Steve Tarrant


    Take 10 minutes out with Steve Tarrant, Bulk and Specialty Gas Manager at Weldstar, as he discusses the company’s role in the gases industry, observations on emerging markets, and the importance of custom solutions.

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    Controlling costs with vending solutions


    Companies are always looking for ways to be more efficient. Carefully controlling inventory is one very good way to do that.

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    Managing periods of quiet


    Cryostar USA talks market lulls in distribution equipment and opportunities for realignment.

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    Generant develops Cryosauna controls


    For more than 75 years, Generant has been synonymous with the design and manufacture of innovative, high quality product solutions for pressure and flow control devices for liquids and gases. 

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    Tight helium/argon supply, reports Baird survey


    Economic activity has been good, demand is up across the board, and pricing improvements are helping returns, were some of the snapshots from the first quarter 2018 Baird Industrial Gas Survey.

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    Linde Distributor Association to celebrate 25th year


    The Linde Distributor Association (LDA) will be celebrating its 25 th year at the LDA’s 25 th Annual Buyers Meeting and Membership Forum, from the 3 rd -6 th June at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.

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    New FDA regulations and enforcement


    Tom Badstubner, President and Medical, Food and Specialty Gas Consultant at Asterisk, LLC in Lewisville, provides a thorough overview of the latest proposed modernizations to medical gas regulations that will be more appropriate and should eradicate confusion. 

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    Five things that keep distributors awake at night...


    Running a business, no matter how big or small, comes with a multitude of challenges that can push your stress limits and keep you awake at night.