IWDC’s annual convention held from the 23rd-25th May in Las Vegas, was attended by 111 member companies and 97 vendor partners totaling over 550 participants.

The event, inclusive of opening reception, closing dinner and awards ceremony, was held at South Point Casino, in keeping with the conventions popular gambling theme.

Members gained valuable product knowledge and growth strategies from vendor sponsored presentations and member led workshops. Relationships were strengthened during numerous networking events and IWDC’s traditional Vendor Show Specials brought significant savings to members and multi-millions in sales to participating Vendors – a true ‘win-win’!

The IWDC is a cooperative, formed in 1994, which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor Members across North America. IWDC Member companies collectively represent over $2.2bn in sales, serving a wide range of industries. The common denominator is that these industries look to them for industrial, specialty, and medical gases as well as related equipment, welding hard goods, and consumables.