In Memoriam: Elizabeth Morgan

GAWDA extends its condolences to the friends and family of Elizabeth Irene Morgan, who passed away on February 13, 2024.

A devoted wife and mother, Irene worked tirelessly alongside her late husband Louis A. Morgan in the family business, City Carbonic, LLC, where her contributions were invaluable. Irene’s dedication, hard work, and unwavering support were instrumental in the success of the business.

Irene is survived by her two daughters, Tammy Eskew and husband John Ray, Amy Bruecks and husband Don Bruecks; and grandchildren, Hayley Goodger and husband Ryan Goodger, Jacob Bruecks, and Clara Bruecks. She will be reunited in heaven with her husband Louis A. Morgan, her son Phillip Eskew, and other cherished family members.

To read the full obituary, or to add a memory, click here.

Welders Supply Company Honored with Lincoln Chairman’s Award

Welders Supply Company announced on its LinkedIn page that it had been honored with the prestigious Lincoln Electric Chairman’s Award for its exceptional performance in 2023.

“At Welders Supply, we always strive to deliver top-notch welding solutions and unparalleled service to our customers. This recognition from Lincoln Electric, a global leader in welding technology, underscores our commitment to excellence and dedication to customer satisfaction.”

AWG Celebrates 2024 GAWDA Scholarship Recipient Zak Kimmel

American Welding & Gas posted on its company LinkedIn profile that Zak Kimmel, a recipient of the 2024 GAWDA Scholarship, will be formally honored at this week’s Spring Management Conference in San Antonio.

“Zak’s dedication, passion, and exceptional academic achievements have not gone unnoticed, and we couldn’t be prouder to see him recognized. Plus, it’s a special moment for us as his proud Mom, June, who plays an invaluable role as Margin Analyst here at AWG!

As a company committed to fostering talent and supporting education, we are delighted to share that Zak will receive a $2,000 grant from the GAWDA Foundation. This grant will be utilized towards his tuition fees at his chosen educational institution.

We invite you to join us in congratulating Zak!”

Sherri Iskra Receives Vivian Roviaro Award from IBDEA

The IBDEA announced that Leonard’s Vice President Sherri Iskra received the Vivian Roviaro Award during its conference last month. The Vivian Roviaro Award recognizes the women in the industry who stand out in support of IBDEA, just as Vivian did.

Commemorate the AWISCO Annual Trade Show with a Limited-Edition Baseball Helmet

AWISCO is holding its 2024 Annual Trade Show on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at its Maspeth location. As part of this annual event, AWISCO is offering a limited edition auto-darkening baseball helmet. Interested parties can order the helmet for $119 through the AWISCO site, or can pick one up for $99 on the day of the show.

Click here to register for the show today.


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