The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has set a new record for its members’ annual spending.

The IWDC members last month surpassed the previous record of $278.8m set in 2019.

Frank Kasnick, President and CEO said, “Our previous annual record was $278.8m, and we broke that after our second business day in December – we should easily eclipse $300m for full-year 2021. This is a testament to the strength and resilience of the independents in our welding and gas industry and reflects the strong support from our vendor partners.”

IWDC, which has headquarters in Indianapolis, is a cooperative which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America