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Welding Distributor

Welding Distributor

Distributors play a crucial role in the industry, which is why AWS developed a specific membership level with your needs and goals in mind. As a Welding Distributor member, your company can access industry news and updates, connect with leading welding and equipment manufacturers, and attract new clients through a presence on AWS communications.

As a Welding Distributor member, your company can:

  • Offer five Individual Memberships to your employees or customers – these corporate roster memberships are managed and retained by your company, which can help improve company loyalty and retention
  • Reach new customers by being included on AWS Welding Distributor List at AWS.org and through communication opportunities with other corporate members
  • Receive a continuous stream of industry news and updates
  • Promote your affiliation with AWS on company materials
  • Enjoy discounts on office supplies, computers, apparel, and more through AWS exclusive Partner Programs

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

View Current Welding Distributor Members

Annual Dues

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.

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AWS Welding Distributor Member Application in PDF format

Or Call 800.443.9353, ext. 262 (inside the U.S. and Canada)
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 members receive:

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.
    1. Each individual receives:
    2. Annual subscription to the award-winning Welding Journal magazine.
    3. The American Welder, a quarterly section of the Welding Journal designed for “hands-on” welders.
    4. 25% discount on 300+ AWS Publications - pubs.aws.org
    5. Professional development via Members’-only discounts on AWS Certification programs, topical conferences, seminars and home-study courses.
    6. Free admission to FABTECH.
    7. Networking opportunities at local AWS Section Meetings, 120+ AWS-sponsored seminars, and through AWS Committee participation.
  • 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), Welding Metallurgy and Design and Planning Manual for Cost-Effective Welding.
  • Distributor Locator Map 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 Transportation.
  • Replacement Memberships at no extra charge. Replace Individual Members on your company’s membership roster — at anytime and
  • Access to quality AWS branded and/or company-branded merchandise offered through a special partnership with Staples at merchandise.aws.org.

Upgrade to AWS Sustaining Company status (for as little as $330, plus a one-time initiation fee) and add on these great benefits:

  • Choice of (1) Complete AWS Standards eLibrary ($11,800 Value), or the option of adding 10 more Individual Members to your company’s roster (20 total Member roster spots).
  • Free company listing and hyperlink from AWS’s 100,000 visitors-a-month website, www.aws.org, to your company’s website.
  • Additional 5% discount off the already-reduced member price of any AWS conference or seminar registration.

Workforce Recruitment

Find your next star employee at jobsinwelding.com.  Once you create an account you can post open positions, and review resumes from available candidates.  Posting internships is FREE for a 60 day posting.

Sustaining Company Members receive a 50% on job postings in April and October of each year.  (Contact AWS to learn how to upgrade to a Sustaining Company Membership.)

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