More than 600 customers attended the trade show held by AWISCO, a Linde North America Platinum distributor. The show was at AWISCO’s headquarters in Maspeth, New York.

AWISCO, which has been serving the New York Metropolitan area since 1979, is a leading distributor of compressed gases, welding, safety and industrial equipment and supplies.

Each year, AWISCO sponsors an exhibition for about 60 of its partner vendors to showcase the latest in welding, cutting, safety and industrial technology.

Lloyd Robinson, president of AWISCO, said, “Our customers eagerly look forward to this day every year. Where else could they witness a display of products and processes important to their businesses – all in one day?”

Linde personnel were on hand to demonstrate the properties of liquid nitrogen which, at minus 321ºF, is used in a variety of cooling and cryogenic applications.

Steve Brady, distributor sales manager for Linde LLC, said, “We are always pleased with the turn-out for the show. Year after year, the show provides Linde with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a large number of companies in a broad spectrum of industries.”

Also in attendance at the trade show were more than 100 welding students and staff from the School of Cooperative Technical Education of New York, Western Suffolk Boces, Sussex County Technical School and Morris County Technical School. “AWISCO is committed to developing young welding talent and helping to fill the void in welding professionals that our country is experiencing,” said Robinson. “Working with local technical schools and supporting the AWS Foundation are just two of the ways that distributors can contribute to the next generation of welders who will also be the next generation of customers,” Robinson said.