Baird/gasworld Survey: Weather impacts growth in 2019 first quarter


Welding distributor growth was lower sequentially in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, according to the Baird/gasworld Q1 2019 Welding and Industrial Gas Survey, Metal Fabricator Channel Checks.

The survey got the opinions of 28 executives at industrial, scientific and welding gas/hardgoods distributors generating aggregate annualized revenues of >$1 billion, as well 13 executives at companies that provide metal fabrication services.

Growth slowed sequentially – the same as last quarter – but remains positive in Q1 2019.

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