Posted December 29, 2021

IWDC hits record

The IWDC announced that it broke its all-time annual members' spend record set in 2019.

“Our previous annual record was $278.8 million, and we broke that after our second business day in December – we should easily eclipse $300 million for full-year 2021,” 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.”

“We are thrilled to also announce that we raised another $13,355 at our October Owners’ Meeting bringing our 2021 total to $43,000 for Feeding America,” added Keith Werkley, vice president of sales & vendor management.

“We would like to thank our members, vendors and employees for their generous donations to this worthy cause,” said Vic Wilson, director of marketing & gas programs. “In 2021 we raised enough funds to provide 430,000 meals.”