History: The IWDC Today

 

The IWDC Today

Recognizing the growth of Members geographically throughout the United States and the need for a more centralized location, the IWDC moved its headquarters and warehouse to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1995. Today’s facility includes approximately 10,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of warehouse space in Indianapolis and a second warehouse operation in Reno, Nevada.

With the substantial membership growth throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the IWDC was realigned into five geographical areas:

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

Area 5

Alaska

California

Arkansas

Alabama

Connecticut

Arizona

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Delaware

Colorado

Nevada

Iowa

Kentucky

Florida

Idaho

Mexico

Kansas

Michigan

Georgia

Montana

 

Louisiana

Mississippi

Maine

New Mexico

 

Minnesota

Ohio

Maryland

Oregon

 

Missouri

Tennessee

Massachusetts

Utah

 

Nebraska

West Virginia

New Hampshire

Washington

 

North Dakota

 

New Jersey

Wyoming

 

Oklahoma

 

New York

Canada

 

South Dakota

 

North Carolina

 

 

Texas

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

Wisconsin

 

Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

South Carolina

 

 

 

 

Vermont

 

 

 

 

Virginia

The IWDC is guided by a nine-member Board of Directors, all of whom are owners of Member distributors and represent the five geographic areas. The basic criteria still prevail: a Member must be totally independent and in the gases and welding supply business.

Today, the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative is headed by President and Chief Executive Officer, Frank Kasnick, Vice President of Gases, Rich Mansmann and Director of Marketing & Vendor Management, Keith Werkley.

We would like to note our appreciation of W.V. Raymond who, with editing assistance from R.F. Balaam, prepared the IWDC history from 1948 through 1968, and of L.M. Willett, who prepared the history from 1968 through 1994.

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