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IWDC News

Jun
05
2024
IWDC Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Continues to Evolve as an Organization!

Indianapolis, IN – June 5, 2024 – Just over three decades ago the Independent Welding Distributors Association (I.W.D.A.) formed the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) and shortly afterwards merged with the Key Distribution Group (KDG).

Apr
03
2024
IWDC Staff Update - Jayna Goodrich
We are pleased to announce that effective Friday, March 1, Jayna Goodrich joined IWDC as Accounting Manager.
Apr
02
2024
IWDC Staff Update - Kayla Robinson
We are pleased to announce Kayla Robinson’s expanded role, effective Monday, April 1, as IWDC Accounting Supervisor.
Feb
27
2024
New IWDC Member - MJB Welding Supply

The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective March 1, 2024.

Feb
08
2024
IWDC Staff Update
The IWDC is pleased to announce Jessica Keck’s expanded role, effective February 12, 2024, to include leading our marketing department in addition to her current Vendor Engagement responsibilities.
Jan
08
2024
New PurityPlus® Member - Core Industrial Gases
I am pleased to announce our newest IWDC Member joining the PurityPlus program, Core Industrial Gases.
Jan
02
2024
New IWDC Member - Arc-1 Welding Supplies LTD
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Arc-1 Welding Supply LTD, Effective January 1, 2024.
Jan
02
2024
New PurityPlus® Producer - S.J. Smith
I am pleased to announce our newest IWDC Member joining the PurityPlus program, S.J. Smith Company.
Dec
05
2023
Passing of Andy Castiglione
With great sadness, we share the news of Andy Castiglione, Sr., has passed away at the age of 89.
Nov
30
2023
New Reporting Requirement Concerning Beneficial Ownership Commencing in 2024

In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act on a bipartisan basis. This law creates a new beneficial ownership information reporting requirement as part of the U.S.

Nov
29
2023
New IWDC Member - Oxygene Bois-Francs
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Oxygene Bois-Francs, effective December 1, 2023.
Nov
16
2023
Mark Haun Wins IWDC's Top Award
In recognition of his contributions to IWDC, the industrial gas and welding industry, and the surrounding greater Syracuse, New York community, Mark Haun, Haun Welding Supply Inc. was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award
Nov
15
2023
Butler Gas President and CEO, Abydee Butler Moore, Elected IOMA President
The IOMA (International Oxygen Manufacturers Association) 80th Annual Meeting, October 26-30, 2023, elected the 2024 slate of officers.
Oct
25
2023
New PurityPlus® Producer - Welders Supply of Louisville
We are pleased to announce our newest IWDC Member joining the PurityPlus® program, Welders Supply and Gases of Louisville.
Oct
17
2023
New PurityPlus® Producer - Holston Gases, Inc.
We are pleased to announce our newest IWDC Member joining the PurityPlus® program, Holston Gases, Inc.
Sep
22
2023
Holston Gases Announces Promotions
Holston Gases Inc, which just finished its 65th year in business, is proud to announce the following promotions as it heads into fiscal year 2023/2024.
Aug
05
2023
PurityPlus Exhibits at 2023 NAOSMM Conference
PurityPlus Exhibits at 2023 NAOSMM Conference
Aug
02
2023
IWDC Reno Distribution Center New Address
The IWDC Reno/Sparks Distribution Center will be moving 15 minutes from its current location to our partner's main facility.
Aug
01
2023
Holston Gases Acquires USA Gas Inc.
Today Holston Gases completed the acquisition of USA Gas Inc. with operations headquartered in Dalton, GA.
Aug
01
2023
Central Welding Supply Acquires Weldors Equipment Repair
Effective August 1, 2023, Central Welding Supply has purchased Weldors Equipment Repair.
Jul
13
2023
IWDC Announces Staff Promotion
The IWDC is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Springer to Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2023.
Jun
28
2023
IWDC’s 2023 Sales & Purchasing Convention Sets Attendance Record and Raises $25,500 for the Travis Mills Foundation!
IWDC's 2023 Sales & Purchasing Convention Sets Attendance Record and Raises $25,500 for the Travis Mills Foundation!
May
03
2023
IWDC Partners with DDS for Improved E-Commerce Product Content Offering
IWDC, the largest Member-owned purchasing and marketing cooperative serving the North American Industrial Gas and Welding industry, has announced a strategic partnership with DDS (Distributor Data Solutions), the wholesale distribution industry's leading product content solutions provider.
May
01
2023
WESCO Gas & Welding Supply, Inc. Joins PurityPlus® Program
I am pleased to announce our newest IWDC Member joining the PurityPlus program, WESCO Gas & Welding Supply, Inc.
May
01
2023
Holston Gases Acquires Superior Dry Ice
Today Holston Gases completed the acquisition of Superior Dry Ice which has operations in Cartersville, Georgia.
Apr
27
2023
Butler Gas Wins CGA Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award
In front of 400 industry technical leaders at the 2023 Compressed Gas Association (CGA) Annual Meeting, Butler Gas’s outstanding safety performance was recognized. The Butler Gas Family won the CGA Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award.
Apr
25
2023
IWDC New Hire - Karmen Delcamp
I am pleased to announce that effective Monday, April 3, Karmen Delcamp joined the IWDC as Purchasing Manager.
Apr
24
2023
CK Supply Inc. acquires Welds Supply Inc.
On April 14th, 2023, CK Supply Inc. successfully completed the acquisition of Welds Supply Inc., a Kansas City, MO-based supplier of welding supplies and compressed gases
Apr
13
2023
Jones Welding & Industrial Supply, Inc. Opens New Branch Location
On behalf of Jones Welding & Industrial Supply, Inc., we are pleased to announce that Jones Welding is operational at its new location in Orlando, FL, effective immediately.
Mar
27
2023
Welcome New Member - S.J. Smith Company
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, effective April 1, 2023.
Mar
09
2023
Reignite Hope Year End Total
Through our Members' and Vendors' generous donations we were able to generate OVER $280,000.00 in Cash and Product!
Mar
02
2023
IWDC and Maine Oxy are proud to announce our 2023 charity partners, Travis Mills Foundation
All of us at Maine Oxy wanted to thank those who stayed to introduce the Travis Mills Foundation as the Charity of the IWDC for 2023.
Feb
27
2023
AOC Opens New Branch Location in Brownsville, TX
On behalf of AOC MEXICO S.A. de C.V., we are pleased to announce that AOC is operational at its new location in Brownsville, TX, effective immediately.
Jan
26
2023
IWDC Announces Recent Vendor Additions
Indianapolis, IN – January 26, 2023
“A critical component of our success is securing programs with Vendor partners that are beneficial for them and our co-op Members,” stated Frank Kasnick, President & CEO. “Our Vendor Management staff is constantly engaging with prospective new Vendors and working through a Vendor approval process that includes review and input from Member representatives serving on key committees.”
Dec
14
2022
IWDC Announces Charity Contribution and Breaks All-time Annual Sales Record!
IWDC Announces Charity Contribution and Breaks All-time Annual Sales Record!
Nov
30
2022
Passing of Norbert Allen Newman
Norbert Allen Newman, 71, of Greenwood, IN passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2022.
Nov
10
2022
Jim Earlbeck Wins IWDC’s Top Award
Indianapolis, IN – Thursday, November 10, 2022 – In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding greater Baltimore, Maryland community, Jim Earlbeck, Earlbeck Gases & Technologies was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at IWDC’s November 2 - 4 Owners’ Meeting in Park City, Utah.
Oct
26
2022
Wright Brothers Global Gas Appoints New COO National Accounts
Greg Brown comes to Wright Brothers Global Gas after nearly ten years in the wireless technology industry.
Oct
14
2022
IWDC Announces Promotion
Jenne Schwartz has been promoted to the role of Manager – Events & Member Engagement.
Oct
11
2022
Earlbeck Gases & Technologies joins PurityPlus Program
We are pleased to announce that Earlbeck Gases & Technologies has joined the PurityPlus program.
Sep
30
2022
VS Carbonics, Inc. Announces Acquisition of InCryo Systems
VS Carbonics, Inc. – Florida's Largest Independent Distributor of Liquid Nitrogen Announces Acquisition of InCryo Systems Forming The Cryo Group LLC, InCryo LLC & Cryo Asset Management LLC
Sep
29
2022
Welcome New Member - A & M Fire and Safety Equipment
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective October 3, 2022.
Sep
28
2022
Welcome New Member - Albright Welding Supply
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective October 1, 2022. Please set up Albright Welding Supply Co., Inc. in your accounts as an IWDC Member and afford them all of the related discounts, terms, and rebates.
Sep
27
2022
Welcome New Member - Harris Industrial Gases
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective October 1, 2022. Please set up Harris Industrial Gases in your accounts as an IWDC Member and afford them all of the related discounts, terms, and rebates.
Aug
31
2022
IWDC Announces Promotion of Tom Missler

IWDC is pleased to announce Tom Missler has been promoted to the role of Creative Services Manager.

Aug
25
2022
Holston Gases Acquires Alpine Gas Company
Today Holston Gases completed the acquisition of Alpine Gas Company with operations headquartered in Carrolton, GA.
Aug
10
2022
Barnes Welding Supply Opens New Branch Location in Fresno, CA
Barnes Welding Supply is excited to announce that they are opening their newest store in Fresno, California.
Jul
29
2022
Mississippi Welders Supply Co. Opens New Branch Location in Appleton, WI

MWSCO (Mississippi Welders Supply Co.) is excited to announce that we are opening our newest store in Appleton, Wisconsin. Our new store location will be at 3900 N Providence Ave, Appleton, WI 54913, and is planned to open in August 2022.

Jul
18
2022
Welcome New IWDC Member - Gastec
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective July 20, 2022. Please set up Gastec in your accounts as an IWDC Member and afford them all of the related discounts, terms, and rebates.
Jul
18
2022
Welcome New IWDC Member - Hust Brothers Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective July 20, 2022. Please set up Hust Brothers, Inc.in your accounts as an IWDC Member and afford them all of the related discounts, terms, and rebates.
Jul
05
2022
Norco Announces New Executive Management
Norco, one of the nation’s largest family and employee-owned welding, safety, medical and gas suppliers, is pleased to announce that Larry Booth has been named Executive Vice President of its Industrial Division.
Jun
28
2022
Jeremy Ramage joins Wright Brothers, Inc., as CEO
Wright Brothers, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeremy Ramage has been named CEO.
Jun
24
2022
Oxygen Service Co. Opens New Branch Location in Appleton, WI
Oxygen Service Company is excited to announce they are officially opening in Appleton, Wisconsin. Their new store location will be 2932 N. Tempest Ct, Appleton, WI. 54913
May
17
2022
IWDC New Hire – Tim Springer
I am pleased to announce that effective Wednesday, May 11, Tim Springer joined IWDC as Senior Accounting Manager.
Apr
29
2022
F&M MAFCO Promotes Reggie Lawson to Vice President of Sales
Cincinnati, OH – April 28, 2022 – F&M MAFCO, a leading international supplier of tools and equipment rental, sales, and service programs, announced the promotion of Reggie Lawson to VP of Sales.
Mar
25
2022
New leadership at Koehler Welding Supply signifies its expansion of services and capabilities
MADISON, IN. (March 22, 2022) – Koehler Welding Supply announces new staff promotions. Todd Ungru has been named President, and Doug Ungru has been named Vice President effective immediately.
Mar
22
2022
Holston Gases Acquires Dixie Welding Supply
Holston Gases is proud to announce that they have signed a letter of intent to purchase Dixie Welding Supply effective May 2nd.
Mar
09
2022
Holston Gases Announces Management Changes
Holston Gases is proud to announce the following promotions.
Feb
15
2022
Staff Update
Please join me in congratulating Lara Robertson and welcoming Kathy Ahn to IWDC.
Jan
05
2022
Airco Gases Southwest Continues Expansion in DFW Metroplex
Airco Gases Southwest is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Welders Mart in Caddo Mills, TX effective January 1st 2022.
Jan
05
2022
Welcome New IWDC Member - Empresas de Soldaduras
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective January 7, 2022.
Dec
28
2021
IWDC Announces Charity Contribution and Breaks All-time Annual Sales Record!
IWDC Announces Charity Contribution and Breaks All-time Annual Sales Record!
Nov
29
2021
New IWDC Member, Gulf State Chemical and Welding Supply
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective December 1, 2021. Please welcome Gulf State Chemical and Welding Supply.
Nov
05
2021
ILMO Acquires Gano Welding Supplies
ILMO Products Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gano Welding Supplies, Inc., effective November 1, 2021
Nov
04
2021
2021 Winner of Bob Jackson Memorial Award
Indianapolis, IN – Thursday, November 4, 2021 – In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding greater Madison, Indiana community, Dave Ungru, Koehler Welding Supply, Inc was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at IWDC’s October 27 - 30 Owners’ Meeting in Reynolds, Georgia.
Nov
03
2021
Central McGowan Completes Third Acquisition for 2021

(November 1, 2021) – Central McGowan announced it has completed the acquisition of Preferred Welder Sales in Mankato, Minn.

Nov
01
2021
Passing the Torch to the Next Generation
Haun Welding Supply and Specialty Gases is thrilled to announce that Josh Haun and Erich Haun will be jointly stepping into the role of Co-President and officially making Haun a 4th generation owned and operated company.
Oct
05
2021
Butler Gas Names Third Generation CEO, Abydee Butler Moore

The Butler Gas Products Company Board of Directors voted in support of a new slate of officers effective October 1, 2021.

Sep
08
2021
IWDC Announces Staff Promotion - Keith Werkley

The IWDC is pleased to announce the promotion of Keith Werkley to Vice President of Sales & Vendor Management, effective September 1, 2021.

Sep
01
2021
Benton's Welding Supply Opening New Facility in Eatonton, GA
Benton’s Welding Supply Celebrates 75th By Announcing New Location
Aug
16
2021
IWDC Personnel Promotions
IWDC is pleased to announce advancements for several of our staff.
Jul
08
2021
IWDC Achieves Charity Goal and Sets New All-time June Sales Record!
Indianapolis, IN – July 8, 2021 – Coming off a highly successful Sales & Purchasing Convention, IWDC sets an all-time June monthly record with $26.6 million in Member’s spend.
Jun
28
2021
Ashley Bivins joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective Monday, June 28th, Ashley Bivins joined IWDC as Director of our PurityPlus® Specialty Gas program.
Jun
15
2021
Holston Gases Opens New Branch Locations
Holston Gases Opens New Branch Location in Lexington, SC. Greenwood, SC and McKenzie, TN Stores Opening Soon
Jun
15
2021
Welcome VS Carbonics Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective June 17, 2021.
May
31
2021
Holston Gases Acquires AG Propane Inc.
Today Holston Gases completed the acquisition of AG Propane Inc. with operations headquartered in Centralhatchee, GA.
May
20
2021
New IWDC Member, Alberta Welding Supplies Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, effective March 20, 2021.
May
04
2021
Holston Gases Opens New Branch Location in Birmingham, AL and Muscle Shoals, AL
Today Holston Gases announced that they opened new stores in Birmingham, AL and Muscle Shoals, AL.
May
04
2021
Texas Family Owned Welding Distributor Honored By International Manufacturer

J.C. “Chuck” Mazoch receives the Hypertherm Excellence In Distribution America’s Award 2020 at his corporate office in Beaumont, TX. April 2021.

Apr
15
2021
IWDC Sets All-Time Monthly Record in March!

Indianapolis, IN – April 15, 2021 – IWDC Member Companies’ spend through their co-op was $27.9 million in March, smashing the May 2019 record by one million dollars.

Mar
25
2021
Vic Wilson Promotion / Lance Flanagan Joins IWDC
I am pleased to announce the promotion of Vic Wilson to Director of Marketing & Gas Program. In this role, Vic will report to me and will be responsible for overall IWDC marketing initiatives and will also lead our gas program.
Mar
24
2021
Rich Mansmann Retirement
After a long and successful career in our industrial gas & welding industry Rich is moving to a new phase in his life and will be retiring from IWDC effective July 1, 2021.
Mar
12
2021
Noble Gas Solutions Expands to North Country, Opening New Facility in Glens Falls
Glens Falls, N.Y.- Noble Gas Solutions, a family-owned industrial gas and welding supply company that has been a staple in the Capital Region for more than 80 years, today announced its expansion to Glens Falls.
Mar
11
2021
New IWDC Member, County Specialty Gases, LLC
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, effective March 11, 2021.
Mar
05
2021
F&M MAFCO OPENS EXPANSIVE FACILITY IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
IWDC Member, F&M MAFCO, INC headquartered in Harrison, OH is announcing their new facility in Kansas City, MO.
Mar
01
2021
Holston Gases Breaks Ground on New Facility
Holston Gases is proud to announce the ground-breaking of a $3,000,000 construction project at its Kentucky region headquarter in Louisville, KY.
Feb
25
2021
New IWDC Member, Berger Welding Supply, Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, effective March 1, 2021.
Feb
04
2021
IWDC Launches PIM

IWDC held a February 1 launch webinar that was attended by over 80 Member participants.

Jan
18
2021
IWDC Members, Sky Oxygen Company and J.C. Dawes Merge
Effective December 18, 2020, two strong regional players joined forces to better service their respective customer bases.
Jan
13
2021
IWDC mourns the loss of Bill McKenna, Chief Operating Officer of F&M MAFCO, INC.
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Bill McKenna. We extended our deepest sympathy to the McKenna family.
Jan
12
2021
Sutton-Garten Co. - Now in Fort Wayne! to better serve your needs
We've been in Indianapolis for more than 100 years. Now we're in Fort Wayne too.
Jan
05
2021
New IWDC Member, Service Welding Supplies
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, effective January 7, 2021. 
Jan
05
2021
COMING SOON
Noble Gas is opening in Glens Falls!
Jan
05
2021
Industrial Source to Increase Dry Ice Production in Early 2021
Industrial, medical and specialty gas supplier Industrial Source will increase its dry ice production in the first quarter of 2021 with the addition of a dry ice pelletizer to its facility in Springfield.
Dec
16
2020
Coronavirus and Dry Ice
IWDC Member, Butler Gas Products, helping with the distribution of coronavirus vaccine.
Dec
11
2020
2020 PurityPlus Operational Excellence Seminar Series on IWDC University
The PurityPlus Operations and Training Committees are proud to present the 2020 PurityPlus Operational Excellence Seminar Series on IWDC University.
Dec
02
2020
F&M MAFCO signs landmark agreement with Enerfab
F&M MAFCO signs landmark agreement with Enerfab to manage its internal tooling and equipment program in two regions
Dec
01
2020
Gas Pro, LLC Notice of Name Change
IWDC Member, Gas Products Industries, LLC has changed its name to Gas Pro, LLC.
Nov
19
2020
News from Norco
Norco announces the acquisition of Arc Services in West Jordan, Utah.
Nov
18
2020
IWDC Prepares Its Membership for 2021 PIM Launch
IWDC shares exciting news relating to the upcoming Go Live of our Product Information Management program.
Nov
06
2020
New IWDC Member, Lynarc Welding Supplies
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, effective November 9th, 2020.
Nov
06
2020
US OXO Opens New Branch Location
US OXO, LLC Opens New Branch Location in Kerrville, TX.
Oct
12
2020
Weldstar Opens New Branch Location
The Weldstar Company Opens New Branch Location in Kenosha, WI.
Oct
12
2020
Former CEO of IWDA/IWDC, Roger Bolenbaugh passes away
Roger Bolenbaugh, 79, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Oct
07
2020
Coastal Welding Supply, Inc. Opens New Branch Location
Coastal Welding Supply, Inc. Opens New Branch Location in Corpus Christi, TX.
Oct
05
2020
Jones Welding & Industrial Opens New Branch Location
Jones Welding & Industrial Supplies, Inc. Opens New Branch Location in Alma, GA.
Oct
01
2020
New IWDC Member, Airco Gases, Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective October 1, 2020.
Sep
23
2020
PIM Webinar 2
PIM Webinar 2 is ready to view on IWDC University.
Sep
16
2020
PIM Webinar 1
PIM Webinar 1 is ready to view on IWDC University.
Sep
11
2020
Atlas Welding Accessories Closing
After 81 years of serving the US welding market, Atlas Welding Accessories is closing its doors.
Aug
20
2020
New IWDC Member, Lock 8 Equipment Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective August 24, 2020.
Aug
06
2020
New IWDC Member, Simcoe Compressed Gas Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective August 10, 2020.
Aug
04
2020
Holston Gases Acquires Todays Gases
IWDC Member Holston Gases Acquires Todays Gases
Jul
15
2020
New IWDC Member, Oxygen Service Company
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective July 10, 2020.
Jul
15
2020
New IWDC Member, Delta Gases, Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective July 15, 2020.
Jul
14
2020
Vic Wilson joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective Monday, July 13, Vic Wilson will be joining our team as Southern Regional Sales Manager.
Jul
14
2020
New IWDC Member, General Air Service and Supply Company
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective July 10, 2020.
Jul
13
2020
New IWDC Member, Oxarc, Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective July 10, 2020.
Jul
10
2020
New IWDC Member, Red Ball Oxygen, Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective July 10, 2020.
Jun
30
2020
Butler Gas Products Opens New Branch

Butler Gas Products Company Opens New Branch Location in Morgantown, WV

Jun
15
2020
IWDC Member Helps with SpaceX Launch
May 30 marked NASA’s return to manned space flight after almost a decade, and IWDC Member, Holston Gases was there to help.
May
11
2020
Vendor Managed Gas Announces New Hire
Vendor Managed Gas hires Dave Zellen as the new Business Development Director.
Apr
20
2020
IWDC Members Helping Their Communities
IWDC Members give back to their communities and offer help during this time of need.
Mar
17
2020
IWDC Member Vern Lewis Welding Supply, Inc. announces new location.
Vern Lewis Welding Supply, Inc. opens new branch location in Kingman, AZ
Mar
06
2020
2020 GAWDA Board of Directors
IWDC Members fill up the 2020 GAWDA Board of Directors
Feb
18
2020
Sandy Celebrates 35 Years with Butler Gas!
Butler Gas celebrates an employee anniversary! Happy 35th Anniversary, Sandy!
Feb
04
2020
WestAir Expands into the Coachella Valley with its Acquisition of Desert Fountain
WestAir Expands into the Coachella Valley with its Acquisition of Desert Fountain
Jan
31
2020
IWDC Member, Holston Gases, Inc. Opens Two New Locations
IWDC Member, Holston Gases, Inc., headquartered in Knoxville, TN is proud to announce their new store location in Cynthiana, KY.
Jan
21
2020
IWDC Member Maine Oxy Celebrates 90 years!
Maine Oxy celebrates 90 years! 
Jan
15
2020
New IWDC Member, Atlas Welding Supply Co., Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective January 15, 2020.
Nov
18
2019
IWDC Members Step Up At Owners’ Meeting Raising Over $30,000!
Indianapolis, IN – November 18, 2019 – IWDC celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a novel art auction event that generated over thirty thousand dollars for Workshops for Warriors.
Nov
08
2019
Ray Dillard Wins IWDC’s Top Award
In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding greater Richmond, Virginia community, Ray Dillard, Arc3 Gases, was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at IWDC’s October 22 - 24 Owners’ Meeting in Manalapan, Florida.
Nov
07
2019
New IWDC Member, Purity Cylinder Gases, Inc
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, November 11, 2019.
Nov
06
2019
IWDC Member Four Corners Welding & Gas Supply & Accu-Fab - New Acquisition Announcement
IWDC Member, Four Corners Welding & Gas Supply, headquartered in Gallup, NM is proud to announce the acquisition of Accu-Fab in Milan, NM.
Oct
30
2019
Indiana Oxygen Inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame
Indiana Oxygen Inducted into the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.
Oct
21
2019
IWDC Member, Coastal Welding Supply, Inc., Receives National Recognition
Coastal Welding Supply, Beaumont, Texas, was named the recipient of the Excellence in Welding Awards Distributor for 2019 at the annual Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) convention in Washington, DC in October.
Oct
15
2019
IWDC Member Holston Gases, Inc. new location
IWDC Member, Holston Gases, Inc., headquartered in Knoxville, TN is proud to announce their new store location in Cynthiana, KY.
Aug
20
2019
Erica Janas joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective Monday, August 26, Erica Janas will be joining our team as Director of Marketing.
Jul
26
2019
IWDC Member Earlbeck Gases & Technologies promotions announcement
Earlbeck Gases & Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Hess, Allison Earlbeck, and Joe Vincent.
Jul
18
2019
IWDC Member, Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies new location
IWDC Member, Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies headquartered in Fresno, CA is proud to announce their new store location in Turlock, CA.
Jul
10
2019
IWDC Member, Indiana Oxygen, Announces New Branch in Richmond, Indiana
IWDC Member, the family-owned and operated Indiana Oxygen Company, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is proud to announce the opening of a new Richmond branch.
Jul
02
2019
New IWDC Member, Industrial Welding Supply Company, Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Effective July 8, 2019.
Jun
24
2019
New IWDC Member, Central McGowan
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Effective July 1, 2019.
Jun
06
2019
IWDC Achieves Charity Goal and Sets New All-time Sales Record!
Indianapolis, IN – June 6, 2019 – Coming off a highly successful Sales & Purchasing Convention, IWDC sets an all-time monthly record in May with $27 million in Member’s spend.
May
10
2019
IWDC Member Westair Gases Acquires Welding Business From Rayco Industrial Supply in Modesto, CA
IWDC Member, WestAir Gases, headquartered in San Diego, CA is proud to announce they acquired the welding side of Rayco Industrial Supply effective May 3, 2019 and opened a new store location in Modesto, CA.
Apr
26
2019
Greg Mayer joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective Monday, April 22 Greg Mayer will join the IWDC as Northern Regional Sales Manager.
Apr
02
2019
IWDC Member Holston Gases, Inc. new location
IWDC Member, Holston Gases, Inc., headquartered in Knoxville, TN is proud to announce their new store location in Orangeburg, SC.
Mar
28
2019
IWDC Member, Norco Inc., announces their UBTech Education Support
Norco, Miller and UBTech, team up to support education for the workforce of today and tomorrow!
Mar
19
2019
IWDC Member Central Welding Supply Co., Inc. - New Acquisition announcement
IWDC Member Central Welding Supply Co., Inc., headquartered in North Lakewood, WA is proud to announce that it has added Coastal Containment & Welding Supplies to its family of companies.
Mar
19
2019
IWDC Member, American Welding & Gas, Inc. Welcomes New Director of Bulk Gas Sales
AWG is pleased to welcome Amy Sexton as Director of Bulk Gas Sales.
Mar
06
2019
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Announces New Managers
IWDC Member Indiana Oxygen Announces New Managers
Mar
01
2019
IWDC Member F&M MAFCO Welcomes New Regional Manager
F&M MAFCO, Inc. congratulates Matt Miller on his promotion from Account Manager to Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
Feb
27
2019
IWDC Member Holston Gases Opens New Branch Locations
IWDC Member, Holston Gases, Inc., headquartered in Knoxville, TN is proud to announce their new store locations in Columbia, TN & Manchester, TN.
Feb
19
2019
IWDC Member, Indiana Oxygen Company, Announces New Area General Managers
Indiana Oxygen Company names area General Managers
Jan
31
2019
IWDC Member Earlbeck Gases Celebrates 100 Years
Earlbeck Gases & Technologies is so proud to announce that they are celebrating their 100 year anniversary. They would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped them reach this milestone.
Jan
30
2019
IWDC Member Goss Gas Welcomes Fourth Generation
R.N. Goss Gas Products is pleased to announce that Monika Goss has joined the company as the new Purchasing and Inventory Manager. She is the fourth generation to work in the family business, which was started by her great-grandfather, R.N. Goss, in 1934.
Jan
21
2019
IWDC Member Holston Gases New Location

Today Holston Gases announced that they have opened a new store in Ashland, KY located at 12290 US Hwy Route 60, Ashland, KY 41102.

Jan
10
2019
IWDC Member US OXO, LLC New Location

IWDC Member, US OXO, LLC, headquartered in Marble Falls, TX is proud to announce their new store location in Bulverde, TX.

Jan
10
2019
IWDC Member, Butler Gas Products Company, Names 3rd Generation President
The Butler Gas Products Company (Pittsburgh, PA) Board of Directors elected Abydee Butler Moore, chief operating officer, president effective January 2019.
Dec
27
2018
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires Tri-Star Gases
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, CT is proud to announce that it has added Tri-Star Gases to its family of companies.
Dec
17
2018
IWDC Member A-OX Welding Supply New Location

IWDC Member, A-OX Welding Supply Co. Inc., headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD is proud to announce their new store location in Watertown, SD.

Dec
13
2018
Absolute Air to Build Air Separation Plant
Minneapolis, MN – December 12, 2018 – Absolute Air, LLC today announced plans to build a merchant Air Separation Plant (ASP) to serve its partners and customers in the upper Midwest area.
Dec
05
2018
IWDC Member Norco New Location
IWDC Member Norco Inc. opens its newest location in Orem UT.
Dec
04
2018
IWDC Member Tech Air Acquires Scully Welding Supply
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, CT is proud to announce that it has added Scully Welding Supply to its family of companies.
Nov
06
2018
IWDC Member Central Welding Supply Acquires AXIUM Gases
IWDC Member, Central Welding Supply, headquartered in North Lakewood, WA has acquired AXIUM Gases Northwest effective November 5th 2018.
Oct
30
2018
Grant Cockshott Wins IWDC’s Top Award
In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding province of Manitoba community, Grant Cockshott, CEO of The Innovair Group, was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at IWDC’s October 23 - 25 Owners’ Meeting in Lake Tahoe, California.
Oct
22
2018
IWDC Member AWG Joins Compressed Gas Solutions
American Welding & Gas, Inc. (“AWG”) announced that it has joined forces with Compressed Gas Solutions, Inc. of Orlando, Florida; creating one of the largest independently owned industrial, medical and specialty gas operations in Central Florida.
Oct
19
2018
IWDC Member Holston Gases acquires the propane division of Powell-Clinch Utility District
Holston Gases Inc has acquired the propane division of Powell-Clinch Utility District and will begin servicing its customers October 1. Holston Gases has purchased all of the propane assets of Powell-Clinch, including all tanks, trucks and storage facilities.
Oct
08
2018
AWG Named to 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100
Three Trail Creek Investment companies made the 2018 top 100 list. National Coatings and Supplies ranked 17 while Warren Oil Company landed at 38. American Welding & Gas, Inc. (AWG) found its rank at 56.
Oct
01
2018
IWDC Member Welders Supplies Limited New Location
IWDC Member, Welders Supplies Limited, headquartered in Winnipeg, MB is proud to announce the relocation of their store in Brandon, MB.
Sep
25
2018
New IWDC Member O.E. Meyer
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, effective October 1, 2018.
Sep
20
2018
IWDC Mourns the Loss of Todd Parke
This past weekend we lost a beloved member of the Tech Air family. Todd Parke, VP of the Southwest Region, passed away on Saturday following a tragic accident.
Sep
12
2018
IWDC Member American Welding & Gas New Location
IWDC Member, American Welding & Gas, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, NC is proud to announce their new store location in Hopkinsville, KY.
Sep
06
2018
IWDC Breaks Through 25 Twice and Sets All-Time Record!
Indianapolis, IN – September 6, 2018 – IWDC exceeds $25 thousand charity goal and sets an all-time monthly record in August with $25.2 million in Member’s spend.
Sep
04
2018
IWDC Member Arc3 Gases- New Acquisition Announcement
IWDC Member Arc3 Gases, based in Dunn, NC and Richmond, VA is proud to announce that it has added United Oxygen to its family of companies. United Oxygen, located in Frederick, MD, is an independent, single location, full-line welding supply distributor.
Aug
10
2018
IWDC Member TechAir - New Acquisition Announcement
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, CT is proud to announce that it has added Speed Industrial Supply to its family of companies.
Aug
09
2018
AOC Mexico Celebrates 25th Anniversary
AOC Mexico celebrates 25 years! Our team has given their best efforts to become more efficient, productive, safe and successful in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Thus, allowing AOC and our team to become the best option for customers, challenging large transnationals in our market.
Jul
13
2018
IWDC Member Vern Lewis Welding Supply New Location
IWDC Member, Vern Lewis Welding Supply, Inc., headquartered in Avondale, AZ, is proud to announce their new store location in Phoenix, AZ.
Jul
11
2018
AWG Celebrates Grand Opening of New Store in Duncan, South Carolina
AWG opened its 75th store in Spartanburg County. The newest branch has high visibility and has a strong team that is ready to serve the gas and welding industry.
Jul
09
2018
New IWDC Member Arkansas Welding & Industrial Supply
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership, Arkansas Welding & Industrial Supply based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. AWI Supply has a long history of innovation, service and application expertise that comes from long tenured employees grounded in the welding industry.ounce a new addition to our membership roster, Arkansas Welding & Industrial Supply.
Jun
13
2018
PurityPlus Has a New Look!
PurityPlus is pleased to unveil their updated website design for purityplusgases.com. Our site enhances the user experience for our consumers of specialty gases and related equipment.
Jun
05
2018
IWDC’s 2018 Sales & Purchasing Convention – Continued Growth & New Records!
IWDC enjoyed record attendance as 121 Member Companies and 111 Vendor Partners totaling over 560 participants joined in support and commitment to growth at IWDC’s annual convention held from May 15 – May 17 in Indianapolis, IN.
May
31
2018
Jon Ferrell joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective May 21, Jon Ferrell joined IWDC as Distribution Center Operations Manager.
May
30
2018
New IWDC Member Central Welding Supply Co., Inc.
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership, Central Welding Supply Co., Inc. based in North Lakewood, Washington.
Apr
27
2018
IWDC Distribution Centers Limited Activity
In light of the upcoming 2018 Sales & Purchasing Convention, we wanted to make you aware of changes to our regular schedules in our Distribution Centers.
Apr
12
2018
IWDC Sets All-Time Monthly Record in March Led By Gas Program!
Indianapolis, IN – April 12, 2018 – IWDC Member Companies’ spend through their co-op exceeded $23 million in March 2018, smashing prior record established in June 2017 by over $2 million.
Mar
28
2018
New IWDC Member VAC Oxygene ULC (VACOXY)
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership, VAC Oxygene ULC (VACOXY) based in Longueuil, Quebec. VACOXY is wholly owned by IWDC Member Maine Oxy, headquartered in Auburn, Maine.
Mar
14
2018
Workshops for Warriors
 
The IWDC is pleased to announce our partnership with Workshops for Warriors. This dynamic non-profit organization provides training programs and STEM educational programs to veterans and transitioning servicemen and women.
 
 
Mar
12
2018
PurityPlus Specialty Gas Group Exhibits at PITTCON Orlando
PurityPlus is a nationwide partnership of select independent specialty gas companies, unified under one brand, that guarantees product and unparalleled local service. PurityPlus exhibited at Pittcon, the scientific community’s largest technical meeting and tradeshow, February 27th through March 1st in Orlando, FL.
Feb
28
2018
IWDC Members Weldstar Company, Depke Gases Merge

IWDC Members Weldstar, headquartered in Aurora, IL and Depke, headquartered in Danville, IL have merged creating a formidable regional player. 

Feb
20
2018
New IWDC Member Gemstone Gas & Welding Supply
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our membership roster, Gemstone Gas & Welding Supply headquartered in New Philadelphia, OH.
Feb
15
2018
IWDC Staff Orginization Update
The IWDC is pleased to announce several organizational changes that line up with its Strategic Direction.
Feb
13
2018
Lela Harding joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective February 7, 2018, Lela Harding has joined the IWDC as the Digital Marketing Specialist. In this role and under the direction of Erica Jones, Director of Marketing, she will be responsible for promoting IWDC’s brand across all digital platforms.
Feb
08
2018
IWDC Member Coastal Welding Supply Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Coastal Welding Supply Announces New Store Location
Coastal Welding Supply, Inc., headquartered in Beaumont, TX, is proud to announce their new store location in Houston, TX  
Jan
23
2018
IWDC Sets All-Time Annual Record!
IWDC Sets All-Time Annual Record! 
Indianapolis, IN – January 23, 2018 – IWDC Member Companies’ spend through their co-op exceeded $216 million in 2017
Jan
23
2018
IWDC Member American Welding & Gas, Inc. Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member American Welding & Gas, Inc. Announces New Store Location
Jan
04
2018
IWDC Member Tech Air Announces Acquisition
IWDC Member Tech Air, headquartered in Danbury, CT is proud to announce that it has added Alliance Welding Supplies, Inc. to its family of companies.
Jan
04
2018
IWDC Member Mitchell Welding Supply Announces New Store Location
IWDC Member Mitchell Welding Supply, headquartered in Terrell, TX., is proud to announce their new store location in Garland, TX.
Dec
27
2017
Barry Mitchell joins the IWDC
The IWDC is pleased to announce that effective December 27, Barry Mitchell will join the IWDC as Regional Sales Manager. In this role and under the direction of Keith Werkley, he will be responsible for promoting IWDC’s value proposition to the Membership as well as drive profitable growth of our Vendor partner brands and Weldmark® brand.
Dec
22
2017
IWDC Member WestAir Gases & Equipment Inc. to announce their new store location

IWDC Member WestAir Gases & Equipment Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is proud to announce their new store location!

Nov
08
2017
Mike Barnes Wins IWDC’s Top Award
In recognition for his contributions to IWDC, the Industrial Gas & Welding Industry and surrounding central California community
 
Nov
07
2017
New IWDC Member JC's Gas & Weld Supply
New IWDC Member JC's Gas & Weld Supply
Oct
09
2017
Earlbeck Gases & Technologies Acquires Cristiano Welding Supply of Scranton, PA

Earlbeck Gases & Technologies Acquires Cristiano Welding Supply of Scranton, PA

Oct
04
2017
Petersons Honored by Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast honored Winona, Minn. residents Don and Donna Peterson
Sep
27
2017
IWDC Member Jones Welding & Industrial Supply, Inc. is proud to announce their new store location
IWDC Member Jones Welding & Industrial Supply, Inc. is proud to announce their new store location
Sep
20
2017
Norco Acquires Freedom Medical Supply of Yakima, Wash.
Norco Acquires Freedom Medical Supply of Yakima, Wash.
Sep
15
2017
New IWDC Member Arc3 Gases South
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Arc3 Gases South, headquartered in Dunn, NC., effective October 1, 2017.
 
Sep
13
2017
New IWDC Member Cryo Weld Corporation
The IWDC is proud to announce a new addition to our Membership roster, Cryo Weld Corporation headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Aug
01
2017
IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply Announces Acquisition

IWDC Member Lampton Welding Supply, Inc., headquartered in Wichita, KS is proud to announce that it has added Wilbanks Welding Supply to its family of companies. The acquisition of Wilbanks will expand Lampton Welding Supply's position in the Tulsa, OK market.

Jul
28
2017
IWDC Member United States Welding, Inc. - Name change Rocky Mountain Air Solutions

IWDC Member United States Welding, Inc. - Name change Rocky Mountain Air Solutions

Jul
24
2017
WestAir Expands Oilfield N2 Services and Depot
WestAir Expands Oilfield N2 Services and Depot
Jul
20
2017
IWDC Member Haun Welding Supply Gets State Approval for Welding Education
Haun Welding Supply, of Syracuse, N.Y., has received state approval to begin offering an apprenticeship related classroom program.
Jul
12
2017
IWDC Sets All-Time Record!
Indianapolis, IN- July 12, 2017- IWDC Exceeds $21 million in June!
Jun
29
2017
US OXO, LLC Joins the IWDC
The IWDC is proud to announce that US OXO, LLC has joined the IWDC Membership.
Jun
27
2017
IWDC Member Announces Another Acquisition
IWDC Member Tech Air is proud to announce...
Jun
05
2017
IWDC Member Holston Gases Announces Two Acquisitions

IWDC Member Holston Gases is proud to announce...

May
31
2017
IWDC’s 2017 Sales & Purchasing Convention - Jackpot!
111 Member Companies and 97 Vendor Partners totaling over 550 participants bet on each other’s support and commitment to growth at IWDC’s annual convention held from May 23 – May 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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
31
2016
IWDC Member Thompson Brothers Welding & Industrial Supply Acquires Dension, Inc.
Howard Alger, President and Owner of Denison, Inc. is pleased to announce that Thompson Brothers Welding and Industrial Supply has acquired the assets and locations of Denison, Inc. effective June 1st, 2016.
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 19.
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
13
2014
ESAB Announces Colfax's Acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc.
ESAB, a member of the Colfax group of companies, today announced that Colfax has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc.
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.
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IWDC Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Continues to Evolve as an Organization!

Indianapolis, IN – June 5, 2024 – Just over three decades ago the Independent Welding Distributors Association (I.W.D.A.) formed the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) and shortly afterwards merged with the Key Distribution Group (KDG).

Apr
03
IWDC Staff Update - Jayna Goodrich
We are pleased to announce that effective Friday, March 1, Jayna Goodrich joined IWDC as Accounting Manager.
Apr
02
IWDC Staff Update - Kayla Robinson
We are pleased to announce Kayla Robinson’s expanded role, effective Monday, April 1, as IWDC Accounting Supervis...