Posted September 6, 2018

IWDC bests monthly record spend

IWDC announced that the co-op of welding distributors exceeded its charity goal and set an all-time monthly record in August with $25.2 million in member’s spend.

“We have never broken through $25 million and are excited to raise the bar again,” said Frank Kasnick, president and CEO. “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.”

IWDC member owners and vendor partners exceeded the group's $25,000 goal by raising $27,295 for Workshops for Warriors during its May 2018 Sales & Purchasing annual convention. Workshops for Warriors is a non-profit school founded in 2008 in San Diego that trains, certifies and helps place veterans, wounded warriors and transitioning service men and women into advanced manufacturing careers.

"We would like to thank our members, vendors and employees for their generous donations to this worthy cause," said Erica Jones, IWDC director of marketing. "We take great pride in our affiliation and look forward to supporting future campaigns."