IWDC Announces New 2023 Vendors

The co-op added nine vendor partners last year.

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INDIANAPOLIS β€” The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative on Thursday announced its recent vendor additions.

β€œA critical component of our success is securing programs with vendor partners that are beneficial for them and our co-op members,” said Frank Kasnick, IWDC president and CEO. β€œOur vendor management staff is constantly engaging with prospective new Vendors and working through a Vendor approval process that includes review and input from member representatives serving on key committees.”

β€œ2022 was a busy year for the co-op as we added nine new Vendors,” said Keith Werkley, vice president of sales and vendor management. β€œ2023 is starting off the same as we approved four additional supplier programs effective January 1.”

β€œHere is a list in chronological order of our recent Vendor additions noting their primary product or service focus,” said Jessica Keck, manager of vendor engagement.


  • Kalas – Manufacturer of welding cable and copper wire
  • Witt Gas Controls LP – Manufacturer of a complete range of gas safety and gas control equipment
  • Fein Power Tools – Manufacturer of power tools for professional metal workers
  • Protective Industrial Products, Canada – Supplier of hand protection and PPE
  • Career Plug – Online hiring platform designed to be used by non-HR staff
  • Global Rare Gases – Supplier of purified rare gases and other specialty gases
  • Flextur – Manufacturer of Workstations Systems featuring patented Gridlok
  • Business Incentive Credits – Consulting firm specializing in tax incentives and credits
  • Macurco Gas Detection – Manufacturer of fixed and portable gas detection monitors


  • Victory Welding Alloys – Supplier of welding filler metal consumables
  • Hydrostat Inc. – Provider of cylinder re-qualification, repair and refurbishing services
  • Prairie Family Business Association – Provider of succession planning resources to family businesses to help with business continuity challenges
  • Office 360 – Provider of office and breakroom interior design and supplier of furniture, cleaning supplies, and office supplies
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