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    Weather impacts growth in 2019 first quarter

    2019-06-03T15:27:00Z

    Weather impacts growth in 2019 first quarter, but 5.4% increase in industrial gas sales in Q1, writes US Editor Nick Parkinson.

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    GAWDA 2019 Seven Springs preview

    2019-06-03T13:58:00Z

    The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) will return to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 17th-19th June (2019) to host the annual Seven Springs event.

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    Maine Oxy celebrates 90 years

    2019-06-03T13:57:00Z

    Founded in 1929 in Auburn as Maine Gas Services, Maine Oxy has been supplying industrial gases, specialty gases and welding materials for 90 years.

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    The AWISCO Trade Show

    2019-05-06T05:00:00Z

    One of New York State’s leading industrial gas and welding supply distributors believes in the power of demonstration.

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    An innovative way to move molecules more efficiently

    2019-05-06T06:00:00Z

    What do you do when you see an inefficient operation? If you are Dan Schneider, Mike Schutte, and Brett Schutte, you invent a better system and then develop an entire company around it.

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    GAWDA Spring Management Conference preview

    2019-04-01T06:00:00Z

    Celebrated blind athlete Craig MacFarlane, who has won over 100 gold medals in multiple sports, will be one of the speakers at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Spring Management Conference (SMC) in Minneapolis on May 4–6.

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    A perfect match

    2019-04-01T06:00:00Z

    Acme Cryogenics is 50 years old this year but is still showing plenty of energy as a cutting edge, full-line supply chain company.

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    IWDC celebrates 25th anniversary

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    In April 1994, the IWDC was formed by the Independent Welding Distributors Association (IWDA), a western geography buying group. Less than a year later, the Key Distribution Group (KDG), an eastern geography buying group, merged with IWDC to almost double its size.

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    IT challenges and solutions

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    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 gases and welding distributors.

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    Baird/gasworld Survey: Slower growth expected in second half of 2019

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    Last year stands out as a great one for our industry and we enter into the first quarter of 2019 with optimism across both gases and welding equipment, but with many erring on the side of caution later on in the year.

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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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    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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    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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    Sustainable freight transportation

    2019-02-04T15:01:00Z

    Cars and light duty vehicles lead the pack of polluters, but trucking is the second leading source of transportation end-use sector emissions, writes Agnes H. Baker.

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    Going to the next level

    2019-02-04T15:19:00Z

    Q A with Luke Bradshaw, President of TOMCO2, and Tim Miller, President of Taylor-Wharton, explain how their transportation and distribution businesses are developing since the reorganization.

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    How to tackle the skills shortage in 2019

    2019-02-04T15:27:00Z

    A skills shortage is one of the biggest concerns for the US economy this year and is particularly being felt in the manufacturing sector, 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. 

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    Microbulk is bulking up

    2019-02-04T15:38:00Z

    Chart Industries has been there since the birth of microbulk and expects its baby to keep on growing, with larger tanks and larger Orca™ MicroBulk Delivery Systems, 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.