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.
New Member Welcome Bonus
When you join AWS as a Welding Distributor, choose any two publications from the list below as your welcome gift. (Up to a $384 value)
- Jefferson's Welding Encyclopedia (CD-ROM only)
- Welding Metallurgy
- Welding Handbook (Ninth edition., Vol. 2)
Please view the full list of Welding Distributor Member Benefits in PDF format
Annual Dues for New and Renewing Welding Distributor Company Members $545
There is also a $12 initiation for each new member added to your corporate roster
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.
Or Call 1-800-443-9353, ext. 262 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
1-305-443-9353, ext. 262 (outside the U.S. and Canada)
You may also reach the general Membership Department by selecting Option 4.
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 on your Corporate Membership Roster that are “owned” by the company, to distribute to company employees or customers, who each receive full Individual Member Benefits, which includes:
- Discounts on AWS Conferences, Seminars, Online education programs, events, and bookstore purchases for Individual Members
- Subscription to the award-winning Welding Journal magazine
- View full description of Individual Member benefits
- Professional Welding Distributor Company Member wall plaque to show your company's relationship with the American Welding Society
- AWS Welding Distributor Company logo for use on company letterhead and promotional material
- Free company listing on AWS’s 100,000 visitors-a-month website, with the opportunity to hyperlink from the AWS website to your company website at a minimal fee
- Free admission to FABTECH Expo
- Opportunity to network with welding professionals in your area through involvement with your local AWS Section
- Discounts on business products and services through programs with AWS partners