IWDC enjoyed record attendance as 121 member companies and 111 vendor partners totalling over 560 participants joined in support and commitment to growth at IWDC’s annual convention held from 15th- 17th in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The IWDC have 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.
“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 was $24.9m,” stated Frank Kasnick, CEO of IWDC.
“We thank our vendor partners for their support and we look forward to raising the bar higher,” commented Keith Werkley, IWDC Director of Sales & Vendor Management.
AWG, one of the largest independent gas and welding supplies distributors in the US, has opened its 75th store in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
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