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AWS Welding Distributor Membership

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Designed to help welding distributors increase their end-user customer base and improve their competitive position in the marketplace. The Society's web of communication tools will put distributors in touch with key industry manufacturers, including AWS's nearly 1,000 Supporting and Sustaining Company Members, most of which are leading producers of welding equipment and supplies. Sellers will also receive critical information to help them deal with real-life problems faced by any business, and an instant global presence on AWS's exclusive Welding Distributor Locator Map.

Welding Distributor

AWS Welding Distributor Benefits

AWS Welding Distributor Dues
Annual Dues: $535

AWS Welding Distributor Membership Benefits
The AWS Welding Distributor Member Receives:

  • SPECIAL OFFER — Sign up today as an AWS Welding Distributor member, and receive your choice of two of the following publications (up to a $384 value):
    - Jefferson's Welding encyclopedia (CD-ROM only)
    - Design and Planning manual for Cost-Effective Welding
    - Welding Metallurgy
    - Welding Handbook (9th Ed., Vol. 2)

  • 5 Individual AWS Memberships ($430 value) offering each of your employees or customers:
  • Complimentary subscription to the award-winning Welding Journal magazine.
  • The American Welder, a special section of the Welding Journal designed for front-line welders.
  • A popular AWS Publication ($192 value) for only $ nearly 80%!
  • 25% Members'-only discount on any AWS Publication - choose from among 300+ titles by calling (888) WELDING.
  • Professional Development via Members'-only discounts on world-renowned AWS Certification programs, dozens of topical conferences, seminars and home-study courses.
  • Members'-only discounts on American Welderª products, at and the ability to add your company's logo onto apparel items.
  • Networking Opportunities at the AWS Welding Show, at local AWS Section Meetings, at 120+ AWS-sponsored seminars, and through Committee participation.
  • Free listing and hyperlink on a Distributor Locator Map - an interactive map, by city, on AWS's 100,000-visitors-a-month website that allows end-users to find your distributor locations quickly and easily.
  • Free company publicity and recognition - open up doors globally by listing your company's name, as well as your products, in the Welding Journal, read by 50,000+ industry professionals.
  • Free hyperlink on the AWS Website draws visitors to your distributor's website.
  • Exclusive usage of the AWS Welding Distributor logo on your company's letterhead and promotional material for a competitive edge.
  • Complimentary VIP Passes to the FABTECH show - distribute as perks to your best customers.
  • 25% discount off any AWS Publication, i.e., Welding Handbook, and opportunity to resell them for a profit.
  • 70% Discount on Welding Journal gift subscriptions mailed directly to end-users you designate AND a Free "Sent Compliments of " Announcement on the shipping bag.  Use the WJ as gifts to your loyal customers and promote your company name at the same time. (Note: $30 per WJ subscription, with a 50 minimum order). 
  • An attractive AWS Welding Distributor wall plaque to display your company's affiliation with the Society.

    • AWS Members, YRC Freight invented LTL (less-than-truckload). Their broad portfolio of North American LTL services helps you increase the flexibility and reliability of your supply chains by offering direct service to almost every point in the United States and nearly all of the Canadian population.
    • AWS Members receive a minimum 70% discount.
    • Ground and air expedited and guaranteed solutions
    • Unlike most carriers, YRC Freight Time-Critical Service counts Saturday and Sunday as service days
    • Cross-border services throughout North America
    • Get the highest Canada cross-border clearance rate among LTL carriers for your shipments
    • YRC Freight Exhibit Services has been Best-in-Show for trade show shipping for over 25 years
    • No-cost inbound guarantee on trade show shipments
    • Book, track, and manage your shipments anytime and anywhere at or contact YRC Freight Customer Service 24/7 at 800.610.6500
    •    Specialize in palletized shipments over 150 lbs

    The AWS/YRC Freight Shipping Program is a free Corporate Member benefit.
    It’s easy to get started, enroll today by phone, e-mail, or online.
    Call: 800.647.3061 | |

  • YRC Regional Transportation Offers Special Discounts for Members of the American Welding Society!  Speed, reliability and regional expertise - precisely what members deserve.YRC Regional Transportation is comprised of New Penn, USF Holland, and USF Reddaway. Individually, they are leaders in next-day delivery, quality handling and on-time performance. Collectively, they are committed to delivering even more.Their comprehensive, best-in-class services include regional, expedited, guaranteed, consolidation & distribution and cross-border between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Start saving today on your transportation services through the AWS/YRC Regional Program.  Enrollment in the AWS Regional Shipping Program is free.
    To enroll, please fill out the registration form below and fax it back to 913.266.4040,
    or call your association benefits coordinator at 800.647.3061. Click below for the enrollment form:
  • Become an AWS Welding Distributor Member today:

    Call (800) 443-9353, ext. 480, or (305) 443-9353, ext. 480.

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