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    The evolution of a digital supply chain

    2022-05-02T09:00:00Z

    It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) really changed how businesses and their consumers operate. Almost overnight the world saw a complete shift towards the digital world, as stores, wholesalers and restaurants closed to protect humanity. With this came a real opportunity for corporations to get onboard the ...

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    Bulk gas technology foundations

    2022-04-11T09:00:00Z

    In today’s challenging economic environment, distributors need an arsenal of tools and technologies to automate and streamline their bulk gas business. It’s wishful thinking that a single technology alone can accomplish this. The answer is the confluence of several technologies that complement one another and collectively streamline bulk gas activities ...

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    PurityPlus Annual Meeting recap

    2022-03-03T12:11:00Z

    The IWDC’s annual PurityPlus Meeting hosted a record number of PurityPlus and IWDC members, industry experts, and vendor partners at the Gila River Resorts and Casinos in Chandler, Arizona in January.

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    Coming up for Air

    2022-03-03T12:19:00Z

    From semiconductors to steal and even molecules, the world has been dealing with pandemic-related product shortages for nearly two years now but for Absolute Air the end is in sight.

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    Warning: arriving late to e-commerce will cost you

    2022-03-03T12:23:00Z

    At the conclusion of GAWDA’s 2021 Annual Convention, the Association presented its most prestigious Award of Excellence to Ken Thompson, a 60-year veteran in the packaged gases industry. gasworld US caught up with Ken to ask him to reflect on the most meaningful disruptive changes he recalls, and what challenges ...

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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 ...