Overcoming supply chain challenges


Oxygen is critical to the care of Covid-19 patients. Getting medical oxygen to hospitals, EMTs, and home-bound patients is an important role in the industrial gas industry. As we hit the one year mark in the coronavirus pandemic, and infection spikes continue to pop up, gasworld checked in with US suppliers and distributors of medical oxygen to see how they were coping. 

Long lead times

“The demand/supply for medical cylinders is just crazy now,” reported Rich Mansmann, Vice-President of Gas Programs for the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC), an organisation that leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America.

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