As you read about the AIWD, you will discover a multitude of the benefits of membership.  But there is nothing like hearing what actual members and vendors think.  Here are some testimonials that frame what membership and participation in the AIWD extended family is all about.


"The strongest selling point for my decision to join AIWD came from my vendors.  First, it was suggested by a new vendor we had just signed up with.  As a long-time vendor of theirs, he felt it was a better fit for my business.  Soon after that, another vendor suggested the same thing.  I figured it would be a good idea to follow their advice, and I'm glad I did!"

 "As the second generation of Welders Equipment owners assumes more responsibility, I thought it would be beneficial for them to networkwith vendors and especially members and learn from their experiences in our industry."

                                                                                                                                       Tommy Hormell, Owner

                                                                                                                                       Welders Equipment Inc.

                                                                                                                                       Eunice, LA


"Several vendors I use highly recommended I connect with the AIWD, suggesting it would be a great match for my business.  They were right.  In addition to the executive committee being very accessible, I applaud them for allowing members to be proactive in suggesting business methods that can benefit the entire Group.  Out of all the groups I researched, this one just felt right."

                                                                                                                                       Shawn Coffey, Owner

                                                                                                                                       City Welding Sales & Service

                                                                                                                                       Skokie, IL


"We've never felt the need to join a buying group before, but after visiting with Ron and discussing the values of the [AIWD] group and the direction they are going, we were motivated to be a part of it.  Phoenix Welding Supply's 62-years of success inspires us to make a difference in this industry, and the AIWD is the perfect vehicle in which to accomplish this."

                                                                                                                                       Doug Seaman, General Manager

                                                                                                                                       Phoenix Welding Supply Co.

                                                                                                                                       Phoenix, AZ