IWDC had a record attendance of 121 member companies and 111 vendor partners, totalling over 560 participants, who came together to support IWDC’s Annual Convention held from 15-17th May in Indianapolis, Indiana.

IWDC has reported that this year’s ‘Together We Grow’ theme was a hit from the Tuesday evening opening reception at the Hyatt Regency downtown Indianapolis, to Thursday’s closing dinner and awards ceremony.

Members gained valuable product knowledge from vendor sponsored presentations and workshops. A new “Focus on Gases” day delivered informative gas application and growth segment content. Member-vendor 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.

Frank Kasnick, CEO of IWDC, stated, “As a result of our continued member-vendor relationships, we are happy to report that May 2018 is new record as IWDC member companies’ spend through their co-op of $24.9m.”

Keith Werkley, IWDC Director of Sales & Vendor Management, commented, “We thank our vendor partners for their support and we look forward to raising the bar higher.”