Posted January 23, 2018

IWDC members set record

The total spend among IWDC member companies in 2017 through the co-op was more than $216 million.

The 2017 amount surpassed the prior record established in 2014 by over $12 million.

“We also set six separate all-time monthly records in 2017 and ended strong with a record December. 2017 is quite a milestone,” said Frank Kasnick, president and CEO. “This is a testament to the strength and resilience of the independents in our welding & gas industry and reflects the strong support from our vendor partners.”

“When combined with direct spend on IWDC programs not invoiced through the co-op, IWDC member companies’ spend approached $350 million,” said Keith Werkley, director of sales and vendor management. “January has started strong and we are looking for continued momentum and a very robust 2018.”

Formed in 1994, the IWDC leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America. IWDC member companies collectively represent over $2.2 billion in sales, serving a wide range of industries.