Posted April 15, 2021

IWDC sets monthly record

IWDC member companies’ spend through their co-op was $27.9 million in March, smashing the May 2019 record by $1 million.

“Both hardgoods and gas spend were up significantly and we are encouraged at the trends we are seeing as our economy continues to emerge from this difficult pandemic,” said Frank Kasnick, president and CEO. “This is also a testament to the strength and resilience of the independents in our welding and gas industry and reflects the continued strong support from our vendor partners.”

Keith Werkley, director of sales and vendor management, said IWDC is confident that the trend will carry into the second quarter. “We are gearing up for our first live meeting in over a year, bringing our members and vendor partners together on June 22-24 in Las Vegas at our Sales & Purchasing Convention. This event is being held at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and will position us for a strong second half in 2021,” he said.

The IWDC is a cooperative, formed in 1994, which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America.