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    3 ways to win online in 2022

    2022-01-19T16:23:00Z

    Quality product content for company websites was the focus for Matt Christensen, President of Distributor Data Solutions (DDS) on gasworld’s latest showcase webinar.

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    Positioning for the long game

    2022-01-19T16:46:00Z

    IWDC’s decision to stand up a Product Information Management (PIM) system was accelerated by the pandemic. Our PIM exists to supply product content supporting our co-op members’ on-line digital strategies. Our members, who are gas and welding distributors, are seeing the need to provide a good on-line B2B shopping experience ...

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    Acquisitions are Central to growth

    2022-01-19T15:04:00Z

    Succession will continue to be on the minds of a lot of businesses owners in 2022 and is presenting companies like Central McGowan with growth opportunities. After three acquisitions in 2021, Central McGowan President/CEO Joe Francis is not ruling out more this year.

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    Supply chain becomes a traffic jam, long delays

    2021-12-13T16:38:00Z

    Equipment shortages, long lead times, price increases and shipping delays have presented challenges to the supply chain for most respondents in the Baird/gasworld third quarter (Q3) 2021 Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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    Looking in the mirror to see where you’re going

    2021-12-13T17:01:00Z

    For nearly a quarter century, I have had the good fortune to consult with independent gas distributors about their businesses. My employer provides enterprise software and services to the North American packaged gases industry, and as we have watched computing systems mature and grow, so have we watched the expectations ...

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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.