Bridgewater, N.J., U.S., May 9, 2018 - 2018 marks the 25th year of the Linde Distributor Association (LDA), a milestone to be celebrated at the LDA’s 25th Annual Buyers Meeting and Membership Forum, June 3 to 6 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.
“This year, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and over $2.5 billion in purchases over that period from our trusted partners, we look forward to an even greater and brighter future,” said Mark Falconer, Co-Chairman of LDA and President of Minneapolis Oxygen Company.
“Our members are reporting strong growth in 2018 as U.S. manufacturing and service industries continue at a historic pace,” said Falconer, speaking at the LDA’s annual board meeting in Atlanta in April. “We are excited by our members’ growth and by the partnerships we’ve developed.”
Established in 1993, LDA enables its independent gases and equipment distributor members to leverage their purchasing power to achieve volume discounts and earn rebates from equipment suppliers. The organization offers joint marketing programs to improve sales effectiveness, and hosts educational and discussion forums on common business issues.
At the annual board meeting, the LDA board reviews and approves new annual partner offerings through its committees and confirms the association’s annual initiatives.
During the April meeting, Tom Biedermann, Vice President of Airweld (Farmingdale, NY) and Kelly Root, Vice President of Capitol Welders Supply (Baton Rouge, LA) updated the board on the renewal of several long-term partnerships as well as new relationships that will add to the strength and capabilities of LDA members. “Our suppliers seek to deliver value and innovation that support our members to be the leading gas and hardgoods suppliers in today’s markets,” Biedermann said
Terry Hall, Co-chairman of LDA commented on the quality of the presentations from the committee leadership. “It’s critical that all our members stay abreast of all the new products and services the vendors have to offer, as well as the various deals that are coming down the pipe,” he said.
About Linde LLC in North America
In the 2017 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 21.1 bn (EUR 17.113 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 58,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com