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    Computers Unlimited Users Group recap

    2021-11-01T09:03:00Z

    Computers Unlimited (CU), developers of TIMS Software, recently hosted their annual Users Group Conference delivering both live and virtual experiences. The hybrid conferences created the opportunity for TIMS users to discuss the newest capabilities to the current software, new product development, and user led forums for planning of future developments.

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    GAWDA Annual Convention recap

    2021-11-01T09:03:00Z

    The contagious atmosphere of the Spring Management Conference (SMC) continued among distributors and suppliers where friendships and relationships were renewed in person at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Annual Convention (AC) at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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    Ratermann Manufacturing, Wise Telemetry forge new distribution partnership

    2021-10-04T11:23:00Z

    Wise Telemetry offers the most complete and affordable telemetry solution in the industrial gas market, and it will now be offered through Ratermann’s reliable service under a new partnership.

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    Tapping into the latest IT solutions makes life easier

    2021-10-04T11:29:00Z

    We all rely on the IT departments of the world for a variety of situations in our day to day business – everything from handling a system crash, installing a new VOIP phone system, to supplying workstations. The other day I received an email from a customer that was intended ...

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    Supply chain and inventory strategies

    2021-10-04T11:45:00Z

    Rafael Arvelo, General Manager of EQUIGAS, has been busy attending trade shows and events this year after an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a break for Rafael traveling, gasworld US caught up with him to check out the latest trends in equipment and the latest developments at ...

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    Exclusive: An interview with Ratermann Manufacturing

    2021-08-11T14:30:00Z

    In this exclusive interview with Marie Ratermann, Director of Business Development at Ratermann Manufacturing, gasworld looks back at some of Ratermann’s stand out moments, what it is currently focused on, the launch of the Ratermann Women’s Roundtable and the returun of industry events. 

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    Take your packaged gas offerings online

    2021-08-02T10:45:00Z

    With a need to manage hundreds of customer accounts from one platform with real-time updates for inventory and account details, coupled with a shift in online expectations from customers, General Distributing Company had to make a change.

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    Second quarter sees sharp uptick in revenues

    2021-08-02T10:36:00Z

    Conditions continue to improve with hardgoods and gas revenues showing a clear sequential uptick, according to the Baird/gasworld second quarter (Q2) 2021 Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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    2021 IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention recap

    2021-08-02T10:56:00Z

    ’The Magic is back!’ was the theme of this year’s Sales and Purchasing Convention and it could not have been more aptly named. After a year and a half of working remotely due to the pandemic, the IWDC Members and Vendor Partners were finally able to meet face to face ...

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    Entering the disposable cylinder market

    2021-07-05T10:32:00Z

    The disposable cylinder market can be a niche market to get into as part of the Specialty and Calibration Gas cylinder business. Not all applications require a large cylinder or volume of the gas or mixture. In many cases, the end-user requires the cylinder to be portable. For instance, having ...

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    Simplifying complex cylinder label changes

    2021-07-05T10:59:00Z

    As most of our gas consumers recover to 100% productivity again, ‘go-to production’ timelines become more challenging when supplies do not arrive in time before they have already scheduled their production runs. And as gas consumers and manufacturers scale up production again, knowing supplier lead-times become much more crucial. Relying ...

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    CO2 sensors for healthcare, life sciences

    2021-05-04T13:53:00Z

    Over the last 15 years, CO2Meter has worked closely with customers and partners in laboratories, life sciences, and healthcare industries to design and manufacture devices that meet strict standards and criteria. Recognised as a leader in providing carbon dioxide (CO2) sensing technologies and gas detection solutions, CO2Meter continues to innovate ...

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    One point for creativity, two points for plagiarism

    2021-05-04T11:00:00Z

    It is not unusual for an atmospheric/industrial gas supplier to provide bulk, microbulk or packaged medical grade oxygen to the healthcare industry. Successively, many independent gas distributors supplying medical oxygen have experienced a demand surge with the pandemic.

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    PIM project update, Las Vegas beckons

    2021-05-04T11:11:00Z

    I’m pleased to report that we are well on our way with our goal to supply our participating co-op Members product content to support their digital strategies. We are funding our Product Information Management (PIM) project primarily from Member early adopters buying into the programme and have exceeded our plan ...

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    Momentum gathers in Q1

    2021-05-04T13:15:00Z

    Medical customers and food delivery continued to drive business for distributors during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the 2021 first quarter (Q1) findings from the latest Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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    Considering women-owned business alternatives for aging gas distributor owners

    2021-05-04T14:41:00Z

    As more and more compressed gas distributor owners get closer to retirement age, they are faced with the decision to either pass ownership of their business to their children, relatives, or consider selling it.

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    Living up to the promise of asset management

    2021-04-01T13:47:00Z

    Within the packaged gas industry, distributors have been conditioned to regard asset management as the method for uniquely identifying cylinders (bar code label or RF tag) for these two specific purposes: clarity for detailed customer billing/collections, and enhancing cylinder fleet utilisation.

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    Growing demand for CO2 supply

    2021-04-01T13:51:00Z

    A new carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) supply challenge has emerged and Weldcoa is quickly becoming a beneficial solution to a new group of active, growing industries in need of a large volume supply of CO 2 to their equipment. These include, but are not limited to, controlled atmosphere ...

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    Growth expected to gain momentum in first quarter

    2021-03-01T15:11:00Z

    Welding hardgoods and industrial gas revenues improved in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 and growth is expected to pick up in Q1 this year, according to the latest results of the Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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    Help for your digital strategy

    2021-03-01T15:21:00Z

    In follow up to our article in the January edition, gasworld checked back in with Frank Kasnick, IWDC President and CEO, to see how their launch went and to get an update on this strategic project. As a reminder: IWDC’s Product Information Management (PIM) system is designed to supply IWDC ...