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AIWD 2016 Conference

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

2019 April 14-17
Austin, TX 
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort 
2020 May 3-6 
Miami, FL 
Trump National Doral
April 30 – May 3, 2021
Colorado Springs, CO
The Broadmoor
May 22-25, 2022
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
April 14 – 17, 2023
San Diego, CA
Coronado Bay Resort

We look forward to welcoming your company to our list!