There are two great upcoming events in April that will both be taking place in Indianapolis, IN. The GAWDA Spring Management Conference takes place the first week of April, while FDIC International is during the last week.




GAWDA Spring Management Conference | JW Marriott | Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 5, 2022


Founded in 1945 as the National Welding Supply Association (NWSA), the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has represented the distributors and manufacturers of welding supplies and materials for over 75 years. The association was formed to facilitate the industry’s supply chain and to promote the value of distribution. Interestingly, even at the inception of NWSA, the welding supply industry hinged, in large part, on the distribution of industrial gases. Many NWSA members grew the gases side of their businesses and began to incorporate medical gases into their product offerings. In 2002, to reflect the changing industry and membership more accurately, the National Welding Supply Association changed its name to the “Gases and Welding Distributors Association”.


GAWDA serves over 550 gases and welding supply distributors, manufacturers, independent manufacturer’s representatives, and individual members, and is the major trade association representing the industrial gases and welding supply industry. GAWDA provides the industry’s foremost resource for safety and compliance information with member access to five expert safety and compliance consultants.


The GAWDA Spring Management Conference (SMC) is designed to target the needs of management

and operations decision makers. It serves as an ideal platform for tactical networking, process-oriented business education, and actionable take-home solutions.


Expo Hours:


Monday, April 4, 2022, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Booth # 525


To schedule an appointment with Paulson Mfg. at the GAWDA SMC, please contact us today.




FDIC International | Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium | Indianapolis, IN

Monday, April 25 – Saturday, April 30, 2022


FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, quality world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T evolutions and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC Experience is more than your traditional trade show. It’s about the learning and sharing with your peers formally and informally through hallway conversations, developing life-long friendships, and recharging your passion for the industry. Simply, there is no other event for the firefighting community like FDIC International.


Expo Hours:


Thursday, April 28, 2022: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday April 29, 2022: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday April 30, 2022: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Paulson Mfg. will be in attendance on Thursday, 4/28/2022 and Friday, 4/29/2022. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

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