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Compare your goals with  the gains you can make with a buying group. Not all groups are the same so a wise choice can go a long way.


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Association of Independent Welding Distributors

The Association of Independent Welding Distributors (AIWD), established in 1999, is a buying group consisting of approximately 145 independent business owners and over 100 vendors within the welding and compressed gas industries. Vendors are hand-picked by our membership to assure that the vendors we choose to partner with provide the most exceptional price structure and customer service possible.

Strong. Family. Value.

The AIWD is the independent buying group that provides the greatest freedom & value to independently-owned industrial gas / welding supply distributors and CO2 beverage carbonation service companies.

AIWD 2018 Convention

April 14-17, 2019
Austin, TX
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort

May 3-6, 2020
Miami, FL
Trump National Doral

We look forward to welcoming your company to our list!