INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In recognition for his contributions to the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC), the industrial gas & welding industry and surrounding Pittsburgh, PA community, Greco Gas Inc. president Joe Greco was presented the Bob Jackson Memorial Award at IWDC’s Owners’ Meeting Oct. 11-14 in Dana Point, CA.
Bob Jackson played an integral part in the formation of the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC). The honor is bestowed annually on a member who has “gone above and beyond” in their support of the organization. The Bob Jackson is considered the preeminent award of the IWDC. Criteria for the award includes: strong volunteer spirit, supportive of independents, viewed internal and externally as a respected leader, engaged in our industry, community and family centric.
Greco Gas Inc., a fourth generation company headquartered in Tarentum, PA, is one the oldest continuously owned independent gas & welding distributor in North America. Joe Greco is President of Greco Gas Inc, and has been leading his company’s growth for over 37 years. During his leadership the company has expanded to four locations, installed a state of the art cylinder fill plant, launched a microbulk gas offering and diversified into specialty gases, dry ice and propane.
The IWDC is a cooperative, formed in 1994, which leverages the strengths of its independent welding distributor members across North America. IWDC’s 138 Member companies collectively represent over $2.2B in sales, serving a wide range of industries. The common denominator is that these industries look to them for industrial, specialty, and medical gases as well as related equipment, hard goods, and consumables.