Welding hardgoods and industrial gas revenues improved in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 and growth is expected to pick up in Q1 this year, according to the latest results of the Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.
Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey, Q2 2020
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