Posted April 12, 2018

IWDC sets monthly record in March

IWDC member companies’ spend through their co-op exceeded $23 million in March 2018, topping the prior record established in June 2017 by over $2 million.

“Hardgoods were up 20 percent, but gas spend has led the way so far in 2018, an astonishing 30 percent increase over same period in 2017,” said Rich Mansmann, vice president of gas programs. “This is a testament to the strength and resilience of the independents in our welding and gas industry, and reflects the strong support from our vendor partners, in particular Air Products and Gas Innovations.”

In May, IWDC will hold its annual Sales & Purchasing convention in Indianapolis. “We have expanded our traditional format to include a “Gas Day” agenda that will be packed full of informative vendor partner led workshops,” said Erica Jones, director of marketing. “We have the momentum of a strong start across all of our businesses and look for continued growth with our hardgoods, cylinder asset and gas vendor partners.”