Welding Distributor

Welding Distributor


Welding Distributor Membership

As a welding distributor, AWS membership benefits you in two major ways: helping you boost your customer base and competitive market share.

  • AWS communication tools connect you to key industry manufacturers, including nearly 1,000 AWS Sustaining and Supporting Company members, most of whom are leading producers of welding and equipment supplies.
  • You also get a valuable presence on the global AWS Welding Distributor List located on our high-traffic website which draws 100,000 visitors monthly.
  • Another huge membership advantage: the continuous stream of industry news and updates that keep you better informed on major changes and developments affecting your bottom line, along with resources and advice to tackle the real-world business issues you face daily.

These are just a few of many Welding Distributor Membership benefits.
See below for the full list.

New member welcome bonus
When you join as a Welding Distributor, choose any two publications from the list below as your welcome gift. (Up to a $384 value)

  1. Jefferson's Welding encyclopedia (CD-ROM only)
  2. Welding Metallurgy
  3. Welding Handbook (Ninth edition., Vol. 2)

See ALL your Welding Distributor member benefits in the BENEFITS tab below.

Please view the full list of Welding Distributor Member Benefits in PDF format

Are your employees already AWS members? Get pro-rated dues pricing:
AWS will pro-rate your company's dues if there are employees with current AWS individual memberships. Call the AWS Membership Department at (800) 443-9353, ext. 259 or 264 for special pricing.

Membership Rates
Annual Dues:    $545.00

AWS Welding Distributor Member Application in PDF format.


Or Call 1-800-443-9353, ext. 259 or 264 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
1-305-443-9353, ext. 259 or 264 (outside the U.S. and Canada)

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Welder Distributor member benefits help your shop grow customers and market share

As a Welder distributor member, you enjoy ALL the benefits below

  • 5 Individual Memberships “owned” by the company, to distribute to company employees or customers, who each receive full Individual Member Benefits, click here to view full description of benefits.
  • AWS Welding Distributor Member logo for use on company letterhead and promotional material
  • Two FREE popular AWS Publications (up to a $376 value)! Choose from some of our most popular titles: Welding Handbook, Jefferson's Welding Encyclopedia (only available on CD-ROM), and Welding Metallurgy
  • Welding Distributor List inclusion puts your company in immediate contact with customers
  • Complimentary passes to the FABTECH show to distribute as perks to  customers and company staff
  • Professional wall plaque to show company affiliation with the American Welding Society
  • Minimum 70% discount on shipping charges with YRC International – outbound and inbound, short or long haul

Please view the full list of Welding Distributor Member Benefits in PDF format.

Discount Programs

TSYS Merchant Solutions

With more than 30 years of industry experience, TSYS Merchant Solutions offers AWS members a payment acceptance program tailored to your business needs.

With a full portfolio of payment-acceptance solutions that include credit, debit, prepaid, mobile, chip, digital wallet, and B2B, we help our customers conveniently conduct safe and secure electronic transactions with trust and confidence.

AWS Member Benefits:

  • Free business and social media analysis tools to help your business grow. Learn more at www.tsysmerchantinsights.com
  • Negotiated, member-only payment processing rates
  • Payment acceptance products customized to your specific business needs
  • U.S.-based service representatives available 24/7
  • Account management team
  • Free online reporting

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YRC Freight

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 my.yrcfreight.com 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 | associations@yrcfreight.com | www.enrollhere.net

APPI Energy

AWS endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement and consulting solutions that reduce electricity and natural gas costs for members on an ongoing basis. The APPI Energy database of daily supplier prices enables the team of experts to benchmark prices in every deregulated energy market. APPI Energy reviews thousands of prices every day to deliver data-driven solutions, and true apples-to-apples comparisons.

Recommendations to AWS members regarding when to buy energy, and which contract length is best, are based on extensive data analytics and 20 years of transaction experience. This includes evaluation of current supply contracts, proprietary price analytics, energy tariff analysis, regulatory tracking, and complete customer service. To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact APPI Energy at 800-520-6685.

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Receive Complimentary VIP passes to the annual FABTECH Show to distribute as perks to both customers and your most productive staff (upon request).

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