Posted January 27, 2023

IWDC adds 13 vendor partners

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) added nine vendor partners in 2022 and another four suppliers since the beginning of 2023. 

The latest IWDC vendors, in chronological order, are:


  • Kalas – manufacturer of welding cable and copper wire
  • Witt Gas Controls LP – manufacturer of a complete range of gas safety and gas control equipment
  • Fein Power Tools – manufacturer of power tools for professional metal workers
  • Protective Industrial Products, Canada – supplier of hand protection and PPE
  • Career Plug – online hiring platform designed to be used by non-HR staff
  • Global Rare Gases – supplier of purified rare gases and other specialty gases
  • Flextur - manufacturer of Workstations Systems featuring patented Gridlok.
  • Business Incentive Credits – consulting firm specializing in tax incentives and credits
  • Macurco Gas Detection - manufacturer of fixed and portable gas detection monitors


  • Victory Welding Alloys – sof welding filler metal consumables
  • Hydrostat, Inc. – provider of cylinder re-qualification, repair and refurbishing services
  • Prairie Family Business Association – provider of succession planning resources to family businesses to help with business continuity challenges
  • Office 360 – provider of office and breakroom interior design and supplier of furniture, cleaning supplies, and office supplies

“A critical component of our success is securing programs with vendor partners that are beneficial for them and our co-op members,” said 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.”