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May
08
2017
JW Welding Supply Joins IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce that JW Welding Supply has joined the IWDC.
May
08
2017
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Again Named in top 100 “Best Places to Work”
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Company, the oldest gas and welding distributor in the country, has been named one of the...
Apr
17
2017
IWDC Sets All-Time March Monthly Record!
IWDC Member Companies’ spend through their co-op exceeded $19 million in March, smashing their prior record by over $800,000.
Mar
08
2017
SGD Inc. Announces the Addition of Mike Lee to the Position of Business Development Manager
Mr. Lee has joined SGD after 30 very successful years with Middlesex Gases & Technologies as their specialty gas and equipment specialist.
Feb
08
2017
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces Two Acquisitions and New Store Locations
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, CT is proud to announce that it has made (2) acquisitions: Gasco Affiliates LLC of Oldsmar, FL, with a branch location in Pasadena, TX and Gas & Arc Supply, Inc., Located in Denver, CO.
Jan
30
2017
Airweld Industrial Gases & Supplies Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce that Airweld Industrial Gases & Supplies has joined the IWDC membership.   
Jan
23
2017
CK WORLDWIDE: THE STANDARD IN TIG WELDING FOR 50 YEARS
AUBURN, Wash. Jan. 16, 2017 – CK Worldwide Inc. is celebrating 50 years of developing innovative technology and products for the welding industry.
Jan
18
2017
Revco Industries, Inc. Announces Steve Hwang as President; Edward Chu Transitions to CEO and Chairman of the Board
Santa Fe Springs, CA – Revco Industries, Inc. announced today that Steve Hwang has been named as its new President, effective January 1, 2017.
Jan
16
2017
Core Industrial Gas, Inc. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce Core Industrial Gas, Inc as a new addition to our membership roster
Nov
21
2016
IWDC Member Maine Oxy and Lynox Welding Supply & Cleaning Systems Form Partnership
IWDC Member Maine Oxy, headquartered in Auburn, Maine, and Lynox Welding Supply & Cleaning Systems, based in Presque Isle, announce their newly formed partnership, effective November 1, 2016.  
Nov
21
2016
IWDC’s PurityPlus Specialty Gas Group to Exhibit at PITTCON Chicago
PurityPlus Gases will exhibit at the Pittsburgh Conference, the scientific community’s largest technical meeting and tradeshow.
Nov
02
2016
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires JW Goodliffe & Son
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired the local distribution assets of JW Goodliffe & Son, a gas and welding supply distributor servicing manufacturing and construction industries in and around Linden, NJ.
Oct
24
2016
Joe Greco Wins IWDC’s Top Award
In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding Pittsburgh, PA community, Joe Greco was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at IWDC’s October 11 - 14 Owners’ Meeting in Dana Point, California.
Oct
17
2016
IWDC Member DeLille Oxygen Acquires NyeCo Gas Inc.

IWDC Member DeLille Oxygen Company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio is proud to announce that it has acquired NyeCo Gas, Inc. of Tiffin, Ohio effective September 1, 2016.

Oct
05
2016
IWDC Vendor CTR Inc. Wins GAWDA and CGA’s Distributor Safety Award
During GAWDA’s annual convention, hosted in Maui, Hawaii, CTR Inc. was presented with the CGA & GAWDA Distributor Safety Award. 
Oct
03
2016
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces Acquisition and New Store Locations
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired Liquid Technology Corporation of Apopka, FL, along with a second location in Pasadena, TX. 
Sep
29
2016
CRIOGAS, S.A. de C.V. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective October 1, 2016. 
Aug
29
2016
IWDC Member WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. Announces Two New Store Locations
IWDC Member WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. is proud to announce their two new store location in Fontana and Long Beach, CA. 
Aug
18
2016
IWDC Vendor Acme Cryogenics Appoints Industry Veteran as CEO
IWDC Vendor Acme Cryogenics is pleased to announce the appointment of David Fritz as Chief Executive Officer.
Aug
16
2016
Jemal Norwood Joins the WestAir Operations Team
IWDC Member WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. announced as of today, Jemal Norwood, has joined the team as Plant Manager out of Anaheim, CA. In this role, Norwood will be responsible managing all of the plant and distribution in the L.A. Basin region.
Aug
15
2016
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Company Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Company is proud to announce their new store location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
Aug
10
2016
Eric Schwamberger joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective August 15, Eric Schwamberger will join the IWDC as Distribution Center Operations Manager. In this role, Eric will be responsible for Installing supply chain best practices to drive service level, efficiency and productivity gains in our Indianapolis, Indiana and Reno, Nevada distribution centers.  
Aug
01
2016
IWDC Member Holston Gases Acquires Welding Equipment & Supply
Today Holston Gases completed the acquisition of Welders Supply & Equipment, Inc. which operates in Nashville and Gallatin, TN.  
Jul
27
2016
IWDC Vendor Chart Industries names William C. Johnson President and Chief Operating Officer
Chart Industries, Inc. today announced that William C. Johnson has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company.
Jul
25
2016
IWDC Member A-Ox Welding Supply Opens New Location
A-OX Welding Supply is excited to announce the opening of our newest location in Fargo, North Dakota! 
Jul
19
2016
IWDC Member Haun Welding Supply Acquires Two Firms in Western New York
Haun Welding Supply Inc., of Syracuse, N.Y., has purchased Danes Welding Supplies of Ontario, N.Y., and in a separate transaction, Johnson Welding Supply of Batavia, N.Y.
Jul
08
2016
IWDC Member American Welding & Gas Acquires Norton Welding Supply
American Welding & Gas, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent manufacturers and distributors of industrial, medical, specialty gases and welding supplies, announced today that it has acquired Norton Welding Supply, Inc., of Augusta, GA.
Jul
06
2016
IWDC Member GTW Welding Supply Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member GTW Welding Supply is proud to announce their new store location in Big Rapids, MI.
Jun
27
2016
IWDC Member Welder Supplies LTD Employs Its 4th Generation
May 2nd, 2016 was a special day at IWDC Member Welders Supplies in Winnipeg, Canada.
Jun
06
2016
Welder Service Company, Inc. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce that Welder Service Company, Inc. has joined the IWDC effective June 6, 2016.
Jun
06
2016
Western Enterprises - OxyTOTE Update
Learn about some updates and information about the status of Western's OxyTOTE product line.
May
25
2016
IWDC's 2016 S&P Convention A Home-Run!
The 2016 IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention was held in Indianapolis, IN. Over 500 participants worked hard and played hard during the annual convention held May 17 - May 19th.
Apr
26
2016
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Company to Expand
Indiana Oxygen Company is excited to announce the expansion of its business to the Fort Wayne, Indiana market in the near future.
Apr
22
2016
IWDC Member Vern Lewis Welding Supply Inc. Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Vern Lewis Welding Supply Inc. is proud to announce their new store location in Peoria, AZ as well as relocation of Corporate to that new location.
Apr
07
2016
AllTex Welding Supply, Inc. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective Friday, April 8, 2016.
Apr
06
2016
Wilson Products Compressed Gas Company, Inc. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce Wilson Products Compressed Gas Company, Inc., based in Easton, Pa, has joined the IWDC effective Friday April 8, 2016.
Apr
04
2016
Compressed Gas Association Plans Cylinder Requalification Operations Safety Seminar
The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Cylinder Requalification Operations Safety Seminar on Tuesday, May 10 – Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris Hotel, Columbus Ohio. 
Mar
31
2016
IWDC Vendor Dewalt Tools Outfits Lone Survivor Foundation
Wounded service members and their family members who participate in future Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF) healing retreats on the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas facility will have access to a fully equipped, wood working shop donated by DEWALT Tools. 
Mar
22
2016
Keith Werkley Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective March 31, Keith Werkley will join the IWDC as Director, Vendor Management & Supply Chain. 
Mar
01
2016
Taylor-Wharton and Ratermann Inc. Partnership
Air Water Inc., has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement and acquired 100% of the shares of Taylor-Wharton Malaysia SBN BHD on February 17, 2016.
Feb
16
2016
NetBraze is now a part of Worthington Industries
IWDC Vendor Worthington Industries has purchased NetBraze, LLC, an Ohio based manufacturer. Founded in 2011 by brazing and soldering industry leader Joseph W. Harris, NetBraze offers standard BCuP brazing alloys, BAg silver brazing filler metals, solders, fluxes and low fuming bronzes as well as innovative, patented technologies.
Feb
08
2016
IWDC Member Sidney Lee Welding Supply, Inc. Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Sidney Lee Welding Supply, Inc. is proud to announce their new store location in Doraville, GA. 
Jan
28
2016
Benton's Welding Supply Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective January 28, 2016. 
Jan
28
2016
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires Hereford Welding Supply of Hereford, TX
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired Hereford Welding Supply of Hereford, TX. 
Jan
19
2016
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires Ravena Welding Supply, Inc.
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired Ravena Welding Supply, Inc. of Ravena, NY. 
Jan
05
2016
IWDC Member Vern Lewis Receives Lifetime Membership to The American Welding Society
After 35 years of service to the welding industry, Vern Lewis has received a lifetime membership to The American Welding Society.
Jan
05
2016
IWDC Member Norco, Inc. Offers ESOP Program
IWDC Member Norco, Inc. has announced that as of December 23, 2015 a new qualified retirement plan was formed to benefit their employees.
Jan
04
2016
IWDC Member Alloy Welding Supply Changes Name
On March 11, 2011 IWDC Member Alloy Welding Supply Inc. was fully acquired by IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply. Both businesses were operating independently of each other, until now. 
Dec
29
2015
Butler Gas Products Company joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective January 1, 2016.
Dec
08
2015
Flexovit USA Begins Reconstruction of Manufacturing Facility in Angola, NY
Industrial abrasives manufacturer Flexovit USA, Inc. has formally announced that rebuilding of their manufacturing and warehouse facilities will begin in mid-December of this year at their current Angola, New York, location.
Nov
24
2015
Worthington to Acquire Taylor Wharton CryoScience Business
Worthington Industries, Inc. Announced that its Cryogenic business in the Pressure Cylinders segment is purchasing the assets of the global CryoScience business of Taylor Wharton.
Nov
02
2015
Erica Jones Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that Erica Jones has joined the IWDC as PurityPlus® Marketing Director.
Oct
29
2015
Indiana Oxygen Company Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective November 1, 2015.
Oct
27
2015
IWDC Member Advanced Welding Supply Company, Inc. Opens New Store
IWDC Member Advanced Welding Supply Company, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of their second store location in West Allis, Wisconsin effective October 26, 2015.
Oct
19
2015
Pat Garten Wins IWDC’s Top Award

In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding Indianapolis community, Pat Garten was presented the Memorial Bob Jackson Award at IWDC’s September 22 - 25 Owners’ Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.

Oct
07
2015
IWDC Member Coastal Welding Supply Presents Check to The 100 Club of Southeast Texas
Members of the 100 Club of Southeast Texas, along with Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Chief Anne Huff and Beaumont Police Chief Jimmy Singletary, were presented a check for a $5,000 Lifetime Membership to the 100 Club by Coastal Welding Supply at their corporate office in Beaumont in September.
Oct
01
2015
IWDC Member Jackson Welding & Gas Products Acquires Delo Welding & Industrial Supply Corp.
Jackson Welding & Gas Products (Jackson) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Delo Welding & Industrial Supply Corp. (Delo).
Sep
30
2015
Ivey Industries, Inc. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of Ivey Industries, Inc. to the Membership.
Sep
28
2015
IWDC Member ILMO Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

You’re invited to ILMO’s gas filling plant in Jacksonville, IL, from 10a-12pm, Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Sep
28
2015
Thunderbird LLC Acquires Assets of Worthington Industries New Albany, Miss. Facility
Thunderbird LLC announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of the New Albany, Miss., impact extruding facility of Worthington Industries.
Sep
22
2015
IWDC Member ILMO Medical Gases announces new position and promotion
ILMO Medical Gases announces new position and promotion of Medical Gas Specialist
Sep
09
2015
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires Dallas, TX Based Gas & Alloy Supply Co. (GASCO)
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired Dallas, TX based Gas & Alloy Supply Co. (“GASCO”). 
Aug
24
2015
IWDC Member A-Ox Welding Supply to host Grand Opening of New Facility
You are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new facility at A-OX Welding Supply.
Aug
17
2015
IWDC Member Mississippi Welders Supply (MWS) Opens New Location
Mississippi Welders Supply (MWS) has relocated their Portage, WI branch operation to Madison, WI. 
Aug
05
2015
IWDC Member Holston Gases Acquires Welding Equipment and Supply Co.
IWDC Member Holston Gases, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of Welding Equipment and Supply Co. in Rome GA.
Aug
04
2015
IWDC Vendor Gas Innovations leads charge on rapidly emerging refrigerant market growth
IWDC Vendor Gas Innovations leads charge on rapidly emerging refrigerant market growth
Aug
04
2015
Sidney Lee Welding Supply, Inc. Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective August 1, 2015.  
Jul
07
2015
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires L&M Welding Supply, Inc.
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired Mobile, AL based L&M Welding Supply, Inc. (“L&M”). 
Jun
08
2015
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces Aquistion
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired Geneva Gas & Supply located in North Hollywood, CA. 
May
26
2015
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces Acquisition and New Store Location
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that effective today it has acquired Prest-O-Sales & Service, Inc. and Prest-O-Peconic, Inc.
May
12
2015
IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply Receives CGA/GAWDA Award
This year IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply was awarded the CGA/GAWDA Distributor Safety Award.
Apr
16
2015
IWDC Member WestAir Announces Leadership Assignment
Tim Van Linge was appointed Chief Financial Officer, based in San Diego. 
Apr
13
2015
IWDC Member B&J Welding Supply Opens New Location
B&J Welding Supply is proud to announce the opening of their new Midland Texas location geared to cover the Permian Basin oil fields.
Apr
07
2015
IWDC Vendor Weiler Donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity
Weiler Donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, Co-Workers Help with Build-A-Thon
51 Weiler co-workers travel to New Orleans to participate in build, donate product
Apr
06
2015
IWDC Member James C. Dawes Co., Inc. Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member James C. Dawes Co., Inc. is proud to announce a new store location of James C. Dawes Co., Inc. in Cadiz, OH  effective March 20, 2015. 
Apr
06
2015
IWDC Member Coastal Welding Supply Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Coastal Welding Supply  is proud to announce a new 28,000 Square Foot Filling Plant and Retail Location Freeport, Texas effective, March 20, 2015.
Mar
20
2015
IWDC Member Wilson Supply Company Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Wilson Supply Company is proud to announce a new store location of Wilson Supply Company in Morgantown, WV. effective March 19, 2015. 
Mar
19
2015
IWDC Member WestAir Announces Leadership Assignment
WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce a new leadership assignment.
Mar
17
2015
Encore Welding and Industrial Supply LLC joins IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of Encore Welding and Industrial Supply LLC to our membership roster effective March 17, 2015.
Mar
13
2015
IWDC Member Western Gasco Cylinders Ltd. is Proud to Announce a New Store Location
IWDC Member Western Gasco Cylinders Ltd. is proud to announce a new store location of Western Gasco Cylinders Ltd. of Kelowna, British Columbia effective March 9, 2015
Mar
13
2015
IWDC Member WestAir celebrates 45 Years In Business
WestAir is proud to announce that 2015 marks 45 years of business for the WestAir family. 
Mar
05
2015
IWDC Member ILMO named to 2015 Watch List for Industrial Distributors
ILMO Products Company was named to Industrial Distribution magazine’s 2015 Watch List, a national recognition.
Feb
24
2015
IWDC Member Noble Gas Solutions Named Among Top 100 Small Businesses In America
Winners of 2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards honored for success, innovation and contribution to economic growth
Feb
24
2015
Sean Norton Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that Sean Norton has joined the IWDC as Hardgoods Product Manager. 
Jan
29
2015
IWDC Member Weld Specialty Gas & Equipment Announces Acquisition of Repair Alloy Inc.
IWDC Member Weld Specialty Gas & Equipment, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of Repair Alloy of Waukesha, Wisconsin effective January 29, 2015.
Jan
20
2015
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires McGinnis Welding Supply
Tech Air is pleased to announce the acquisition of McGinnis Welding Supply.
Jan
12
2015
IWDC Member Mississippi Welders Supply Acquires Denzer CO2 & Service
Mississippi Welders Supply Company acquired the gas and cylinder distribution assets of Denzer CO2 & Service of Madison, WI, effective January 1, 2015.
Jan
12
2015
IWDC Member WestAir Announces Leadership Assignment
WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce a new leadership assignment. Victor Flores was appointed Area Manager for the Central Valley region.
Jan
06
2015
IWDC Member WestAir Announces New Website
WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. is proud to announce our new website.

The new website is designed to create a web presence that tells the story of our growth, showcase the different aspects of the company and share valuable information.
Dec
18
2014
IWDC Member WestAir Announces National City Plant Going Solar
WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. is proud to announce their National City Plant going solar powered.
Dec
11
2014
Ramsey Welding Supply, Inc. and Allied Gases & Welding, Inc Announce Strategic Combination
Ramsey Welding Supply, Inc. announced it is joining forces with Allied Gases & Welding, Inc to deliver even greater customer service to customers in Metropolitan Phoenix area.
Oct
28
2014
IWDC Member, Joe Winkle, Wins IWDC's Top Award
Joe Winkle from Weldstar Company was honored at the annual IWDC Owners Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Oct
22
2014
Scott-Gross Company, Inc and American Welding & Gas, Inc. Announce Strategic Combination
Scott-Gross Company, Inc. announced it is joining forces with American Welding & Gas, Inc. to create one of the largest independently owned Industrial, Medical, Specialty Gas and Welding Supply distributors in the U.S. 
Oct
20
2014
IWDC Member WestAir Gases and Equipment Inc. featured in San Diego Business Journal
IWDC Member WestAir Gases and Equipment Inc. interviewed about business growth.
Oct
09
2014
IWDC Member WestAir Announces Two New Locations
WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. announced the opening of two new store locations.
Oct
07
2014
IWDC Member American Welding & Gas, Inc Acquires Arc Welding Supply Company
American Welding & Gas, Inc is proud to announce the acquisition of Arc Welding Supply Company of Vincennes, Indiana and the opening of a greenfield location in Merrillville, Indiana effective October 1, 2014.
Sep
11
2014
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, is proud to announce that it has acquired Specialty Air Technologies, Long Beach, CA.
Sep
03
2014
IWDC Member Earlbeck Gases & Technologies Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Earlbeck Gases & Technologies, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is proud to announce that it has opened a NEW location in York, Pennsylvania.
Sep
02
2014
IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply, Inc. Opens a NEW location
IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply, Inc., headquartered in Wichita, Kansas is proud to announce that it has opened a NEW location in North Kansas City. 
Aug
28
2014
IWDC Member Welders Supplies Limited Using Innovation as a Competitive Advantage
The Innovair Group featured in special report. Article shown as originally published in CryoGas International.
Aug
18
2014
IWDC Member WestAir Management Changes and New Hires
WestAir Gases & Equipment made several management changes.
Aug
18
2014
Quality Air Products joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective July 30, 2014.
Aug
06
2014
IWDC Member Welders Services, Inc. Plans Open House
IWDC Member Welders Services, Inc. based in Fort Wayne, IN is going to hold an open house Sept.18th.
Aug
04
2014
IWDC Member Tech Air has acquired US Oxygen Supply, Arlington, Texas
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has acquired US Oxygen Supply, Arlington, Texas.
Jul
29
2014
IWDC Member Huber Supply Moves to New Location
Huber Supply has outgrown their current location and is in the process of moving into a newly renovated facility.
Jul
03
2014
Colts players trick Hoosier veteran to say ‘thanks’
Wish for our Heroes own Erich Orrick spent 21 years in the U.S. Army before retiring. He has a purple heart, a bronze star and now spends his spare time volunteering to help other veterans.
Jul
02
2014
Liquid Nitrogen Gas and Supply has joined IWDC Member Metro Welding Supply
Please be advised that Liquid Nitrogen Gas and Supply has joined the Metro Welding Supply family of businesses. 
Jun
24
2014
IWDC Member Vern Lewis Welding Supply Moves To New Location
IWDC Member, Vern Lewis Welding Supply found a need for a larger sales floor as their inventory expanded. So the company relocated their central Phoenix location to a larger facility.
Jun
24
2014
IWDC Raises Over $20K for a Great Cause in Celebration of 20th Anniversary
In recognition of our March 1994 incorporation as a cooperative and consistent with a key cooperative principle:
Jun
12
2014
IWDC Hits New Record with Largest Month Ever as Cooperative!
Congratulations to our Members and Vendor Partners for breaking our previous record for total purchases, set in May 2008.
Jun
10
2014
Arc Weld Inc. has joined the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of Arc Weld Inc to its membership.
Jun
10
2014
Advanced Gases & Equipment Inc. joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of Advanced Gases & Equipment Inc to the membership.
Jun
10
2014
GTW Welding Supply has joined the IWDC as its Newest Member
The IWDC announces GTW Welding Supply has joined its membership.
May
29
2014
IWDC Raises Over $20K for Wish For Our Heroes Foundation in Celebration of 20th Anniversary
Indianapolis, IN – May 29, 2014 – In recognition of its March 1994 incorporation as a cooperative and consistent with a key cooperative principle: Concern for Community, IWDC’s Member Owners and Vendor Partners topped their fund drive goal during their May 13-15 Sales & Purchasing Convention.
Apr
07
2014
IWDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Supporting Military Foundation
In recognition of its March 1994 incorporation as a cooperative and consistent with a key cooperative principle: Concern for Community, IWDC is organizing a fund drive for The Wish For Our Heroes Foundation.
Apr
02
2014
IWDC Member WESCO Gas & Welding Supply is Expanding
IWDC Member WESCO Gas & Welding Supply Co., headquartered in Prichard, Alabama is proud to announce that it has opened two NEW locations.
Mar
31
2014
IWDC - PurityPlus Specialty Gas Program Annual Meeting: Another Success!
Once again PurityPlus specialty gas producers and several other I.W.D.C. members evaluating the program journeyed to Orlando, Florida for two days of presentations, committee meetings and networking.
Mar
24
2014
Kirco Welding Supply, Inc Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of Kirco Welding Supply, Inc to its membership.
Mar
19
2014
IWDC Member Welders Supplies Limited is Manitoba's Family Enterprise of the Year!
The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Manitoba is pleased to announce Welders Supplies Limited as the 2014 Manitoba Family Enterprise of the Year, at a gala event held at the Norwood Hotel last evening.
Mar
11
2014
IWDC Vendor - Revco Celebrates 40 years
In 1974, Revco sought to bring a whole new level of personal protection to industrial markets.
Feb
25
2014
IWDC Member Barnes Welding Supply Opens New Store
IWDC Member Barnes Welding Supply is proud to announce the opening of it's eleventh store location. The newest store will open in Salinas, California.
Feb
17
2014
Label Solutions Prepares For Global Harmonization (GHS)
Many of you have been hearing about the Global Harmonization System(GHS) that becomes effective June, 2015.
Feb
12
2014
Youngstown Oxygen & Welding Supply, Inc. joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster effective February 12, 2014.
Feb
03
2014
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces Opening of New Store Location
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has added a New Location in Johnson City, New York.
Jan
29
2014
IWDC Member Norco, Inc. Expands
Norco, Inc. expands with acquisition in Southeastern Washington.
Jan
22
2014
Jenne Schwartz joins the IWDC
Jenne Schwartz joins the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative effective January 27, 2014.
Jan
16
2014
IWDC Member WestAir Announces Acquisition of Melo’s Gas & Gear
IWDC Member WestAir, headquartered in San Diego, California, announces that it has acquired Melo’s Gas & Gear of Bakersfield, CA.
Jan
15
2014
IWDC Member Four Corners Welding & Gas Supply Co. Announces Grand Opening
IWDC Member Four Corners Welding & Gas Supply Co. Announces Grand Opening
Jan
10
2014
IWDC Member WestAir Makes Acquisition
WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. announced it has acquired the assets of North Texas Welders Supply.
Jan
09
2014
IWDC Member Weldstar Announces Opening of New Location
IWDC Member Weldstar, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is proud to announce that it has added a New Location in Machesney Park, Illinois.
Dec
17
2013
IWDC Member Tech Air announces opening of NEW STORE location
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut is proud to announce that it has added a New Location in Augusta, Georgia.
Nov
18
2013
2013 IWDC Owners' Meeting a Success!
IWDC Owners and staff had another very successful Owners’ Meeting engaging 204 member attendees from all over North America.
Oct
02
2013
Arcet and Machine & Welding Announce Strategic Combination
Merger creates new entity–Arc3 Gases ensuring continued family ownership of two leading southeast independents.
Oct
01
2013
McKinney Welding Supply Co. Inc. joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of McKinney Welding Supply Co. Inc. to its membership.
Sep
24
2013
IWDC Member, ILMO 100th Anniversary: Employee Celebration week a success
ILMO Products Company continued its year-long 100th Anniversary celebration with an Employee Appreciation party on September 13-14, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.
Sep
16
2013
United States Welding, Inc. joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of United States Welding, Inc. to its membership.
Sep
11
2013
Ed Holmes joins the IWDC
Ed Holmes joins the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative effective September 5, 2013
Sep
03
2013
Hundreds turn out to see new welding school
Hundreds turn out to see new welding school
Aug
29
2013
Holston Gases joins the IWDC
Holston Gases joins the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative effective September 1, 2013
Aug
23
2013
Kirkland Welding Supplies, Inc. is the newest member of the IWDC

Kirkland Welding Supplies, Inc. is the newest member of the IWDC

Aug
07
2013
Advanced Welding Supply joins the IWDC
Advanced Welding Supply joins the IWDC
Jul
25
2013
IWDC Member Fresno Oxygen / Barnes Welding Supply has opened a New Store Location
IWDC Member Fresno Oxygen / Barnes Welding Supply headquartered in Fresno, California has opened a New Store Location in Citrus Heights, California.
Jul
24
2013
IWDC Member, All Gas Welding Supply Co., Inc Opens New Location
IWDC Member, All Gas Welding Supply Co., Inc Opens New Store in New Hampton, NY
Jul
24
2013
IWDC Member, Scott-Gross Company Announces Opening of New Store Location
IWDC Member, Scott-Gross Company opens a new store in Liberty, Kentucky.
Jul
24
2013
IWDC Member, General Distributing Company has opened a New Store Location
IWDC Member General Distributing Company has opened a New Store Location in Glendive, Montana.
Jul
23
2013
IWDC Member, Western Gasco Cylinders Limited announces opening of new store location
IWDC Member, Western Gasco Cylinders Limited now in Prince George!
May
31
2013
2013 IWDC Sales & Purchasing Convention Recap!
The 2013 IWDC Sales & Purchasing Convention held in San Antonio, TX was another success!
May
17
2013
CamCarb Compressed Gases and Welding Supplies joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of CamCarb Compressed Gases and Welding Supplies to its membership.
Mar
29
2013
I.W.D.C.’s PurityPlus® Specialty Gas Program Exhibits at Pittcon
Philadelphia Declaration of Independents!
Feb
21
2013
An Opportunity To Own Something Special
As consolidation continues, IWDC provides a valuable and unique option for independents committed to private ownership.
Dec
23
2012
IWDC Helps Members Affected by Hurricane Sandy
GAWDA NEWS- IWDC Helps Two Members in Sandy's Path
Dec
21
2012
Maine Oxy Opens 14th Location in Naugatuck, CT
Maine Oxy opens 14th store in Naugatuck Connecticut.
Dec
10
2012
All Gas Welding Supply Co. Opens New Location
All Gas Welding Supply Co. opens a new location in Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Nov
29
2012
Mississippi Welders Supply Opens New Location
Mississippi Welders Supply opens a new location in Mankato, Minnesota.
Nov
01
2012
Rockford Industrial Changes Name
Rockford Industrial Welding Supply changes their company name to The Encompass Gas Group, Inc.
Oct
17
2012
Industrial Source Joins the Douglas County Community
Industrial Source is excited to announce the opening of a new store in Roseburg. The new location, at 325 East Happy Valley Road in the old United Pipe building, features a 10,000 square foot retail welding, safety, fire suppression, gas supply storefront. The Roseburg store opened for business on Monday, October 1st. Says Brent Laing, Industrial Source owner, "We are excited to provide customers in Douglas County with an extensive offering of high quality products, excellent service and the newest technologies in the industry."
Oct
16
2012
B&R Welder Repair Service, Inc. Changes Name
B&R Welder Repair Service, Inc., changes name to Oxygen Supply Company, Inc.
Oct
01
2012
The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative
The Industrial Gas Industry is comprised of many types of companies, groups, and associations — from large multinational corporations to small independent family-owned businesses. CryoGas International profiles these companies and associations on a regular basis. This month, for the first time, we present a profile of a Purchasing cooperative, a group made up of many small to large distributors of welding equipment and gases.
Sep
15
2012
IWDC’s PurityPlus® Specialty Gases
In just the recent past, “Specialty Gases,” to the Independent Gas and Welding Distributor, were considered mysterious and novel. They were to be purchased from and sold as directed by the major gas companies. Independents regarded these gases as too exotic. The common attitude was “we can never compete with our supplier,” and that mindset persisted for many years.
Sep
14
2012
Buying Groups Provide Purchasing Power and More
Prior to World War II, gases and supplies were sold directly from manufacturers to end-users. Following the war, however, large gas manufacturers tried to alleviate the cost and burden of selling directly to smaller customers, and wanted these customers to buy from warehouses and other suppliers. This allowed the major distributor to cut the cost incurred by servicing smaller accounts and focus on the larger, more profitable ones.
Sep
01
2009
Independents Supporting Independents
CryoGas International profiles the IWDC.
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