IWDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Supporting Military Foundation

IWDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Supporting Military Foundation

Indianapolis, IN – April 7, 2014 – 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.  


“Our Purchasing & Marketing Committee, which plays an integral part in planning and executing our annual Spring Sales & Purchasing Convention, came up with the idea to celebrate our milestone and help a worthy cause. IWDC’s staff then worked quickly to develop a program tied into our convention to accomplish the mission”, said Frank Kasnick, CEO & President of IWDC.


“We bring together many of the best independent welding distributors and industry vendors to conduct business, network, train and learn from each other and adding in the opportunity for all participants to give to a worthy cause in recognition to this key milestone is a winner all around”, states Ed Holmes, IWDC’s VP of Marketing & Supply Chain.


All 500+ attendees will have multiple opportunities to participate including donating by purchasing “Wish For Our Heroes” bonds which ties in nicely with the convention’s buying theme. IWDC’s goal will be to create the biggest “winner’s circle” in the history of Indianapolis racing!


The IWDC is a cooperative, formed in 1994, which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America. IWDC’s 140 Member companies collectively represent over $2.2B in sales, serving a wide range of industries. The common denominator is that these industries look to them for industrial, specialty, and medical gases as well as related welding & cutting equipment, hardgoods, and consumables. End-use customers served by IWDC Members benefit from having the unparalleled expertise of a local Member distributor who has access to national-scale purchasing and marketing programs. You can learn more about IWDC at www.iwdc.coop.


The Wish For Our Heroes Foundation, headquartered in Noblesville, IN was established in 2009 as a non-profit foundation whose sole purpose is to grant wishes for Active-Duty military soldiers and their families. WISH for OUR HEROES is a national charity dedicated to “Helping Heroes Battle Hardships” by granting wishes to military and their families. WISH for OUR HEROES is a volunteer-based organization, allowing every dollar donated to directly assist the troops. Since 2009, more than $7 million has been granted to military heroes. You can learn more about this foundation at www.wish4ourheroes.org.

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