GAWDA is your top resource for terms and concepts relating to the gases and welding industry.


The “IWDC”, an Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative which consists of Independent Gas and Welding Businesses located throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Devoted to promoting welding and related processes, and to supporting all those who contribute to the industry, with links to related sites and services.

PurityPlus® Specialty Gases offers a complete line of specialty gases manufactured and packaged to your specifications. We deliver through a network of North American PurityPlus® Quality Assured Laboratories.