IWDC Programs Overview

 
As a Member-Owner of the IWDC, you’re eligible to participate in any of the numerous programs we offer:
 
  • IWDC Distribution Centers
    • 1,100 Weldmark brand products
    • 1,300 Vendor OEM products
    • Over 40 major manufacturers represented
    • 20,000 square foot distribution center in Indianapolis
    • 15,000 square foot distribution center in Reno/Sparks

  • IWDC Gas Program
    • Agreements that assure a continuous supply of – and price protection for – all your atmospheric gases

  • IWDC Vendor Partnerships
    • Approximately 180 agreements that the IWDC has worked closely with key vendors to construct over the years. These agreements are not only beneficial to our Approved Vendors, but also maximize terms and rebates for our Members across hard goods, assets, gases, and Expense Control products.

  • Weldmark® Product Line
    • Weldmark is the private label brand for the 140+ IWDC Members. Weldmark offers high quality products often co-branded with market leading manufacturers. There are 1,100 Weldmark branded items available to IWDC Members exclusively.

  • PurityPlus® Specialty Gas Program
    • A network of 30 independent specialty gas producers throughout North America, all of whom are audited on an ongoing basis, and most of whom meet ISO 17025 accreditation (As it stands, the IWDC represents the largest number of ISO-accredited laboratories in the United States’ specialty gas supply network. Several of our facilities have achieved ISO 9000 as well as ISO 17025 credentials.

  • Strategic Vendor Management
    • A core strength of the IWDC is our Vendor Agreements, which enable our Members to compete on a level playing field - and often even give them an advantage in the marketplace.

  • Expense Control Program
    • The IWDC Expense Control Program is made up of 50-plus industry- and non-industry-related Vendor products and services that are offered to our Members to help control their “bottom line” costs of doing business. Members can take advantage of shipping programs, industry consulting, fleet leasing, payroll and credit card services, rental car programs, and more. In offering these Expense Control Programs to our Members, we allow them to focus their spending on products and services that immediately impact their business.
Each of these programs has but one primary goal: to improve a distributor’s business and give it a greater competitive edge in the marketplace. Couple these programs with our renowned best practices and our generous rebate program, and you’ve got a surefire recipe for success. If you’d like still more information on our various programs and how they can benefit you, please contact the IWDC.
view more

News

Jun
05
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...