• Magnum-Development-LLC

    Magnum Development

    2019-03-01T16:21:00+00:00By Phil Kornbluth

    Magnum Development, LLC is a Utah-based company that is developing multiple businesses utilizing the only known Gulf Coast-style salt dome in the western US.

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    Messer Americas enters US market


    Messer Americas has officially been launched after Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII recently announced the completion of the planned acquisition of certain businesses in North and South America from Linde plc.

  • Supply-and-demand

    Helium Shortage 3.0

    2019-03-01T06:00:00+00:00By Phil Kornbluth

    As we enter March 2019, Helium Shortage 3.0, the third period of sustained helium shortage since 2006, has now persisted for over a year.

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    IWDC celebrates 25th anniversary

    2019-03-01T06:00:00+00:00By Frank Kasnick

    In April 1994, the IWDC was formed by the Independent Welding Distributors Association (IWDA), a western geography buying group. Less than a year later, the Key Distribution Group (KDG), an eastern geography buying group, merged with IWDC to almost double its size.

  • Barcoding

    IT challenges and solutions

    2019-03-01T06:00:00+00:00By Agnes H. Baker

    Keeping up with information technology, both in terms of software and hardware, is one of the great challenges of our time and can be particularly daunting for independent gases and welding distributors.

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    Baird/gasworld Survey: Slower growth expected in second half of 2019


    Last year stands out as a great one for our industry and we enter into the first quarter of 2019 with optimism across both gases and welding equipment, but with many erring on the side of caution later on in the year.

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