IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention Comes to San Antonio, TX Featuring Over 100 Welding Distribution Vendor Partners

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Cerasis, Inc., a Logistics Service Provider Exhibits alongside Welding Distribution Service Providers Offering Freight Management and Freight Technology Services.

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Independent Welders Distributors Cooperative

“Cerasis is very excited to attend the IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention in San Antonio this year as a first time vendor partner and exhibitor, to aid welding distributors with freight management.”

Third Party Logistics Company, Cerasis, Inc. Exhibits at the IWDC (Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative) Sales and Purchasing Convention at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, TX starting May 21 and ending May 23rd at booth 49. Cerasis staff will showcase their powerful end to end, LTL freight management, freight accounting, and freight visibility technology products and freight management services such as freight claims and dedicated customer service, alongside other welding distribution service providers and welding distributors.

Even though the economy is slowly growing, margins continue to be a universal challenge. One way IWDC members can offset the squeeze is by taking advantage of the Vendor Show Specials and Buying

Opportunities during the Booth portion of the Program. Members attending the show will spend time and analyze the terrific offers from the exhibiting vendor partners, such as Cerasis, Inc.

The IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention is held each year as an opportunity for both members and vendors in the IWDC to network and offer value to the cooperative via products and services which help lower the cost of doing business or provide a solution to the myriad of problems which may arise in the operation of welding distribution. A very important part of doing business as a welding distributor IWDC member involves the processing and management of freight within transportation and logistics departments. Distributors both receive inbound and ship freight shipments either by less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, or small package freight. Cerasis, utilizing their revolutionary and proprietary transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater and integrated freight management services, aid IWDC members in decreasing both hard and soft costs associated with their freight and the resources it takes to manage and process freight.

“We are very excited to attend the IWDC Sales and Purchasing Convention in San Antonio this year as a first time vendor partner and exhibitor,” said Account Executive, Beverly Bennett, who will man and work booth 49 on behalf of all of Cerasis. “We intimately understand the welding distribution space and know there are common issues concerning freight in distributors’ transportation departments where Cerasis provides solutions and services to allow the distributors to focus on their core competency, and allow Cerasis, the freight experts, to cost efficiently handle this cost of doing business.”

About the IWDC

The IWDC is guided by a nine-member Board of Directors, all of whom are owners of Member distributors and represent the five geographic areas throughout the United Sates. The basic criteria still prevail: a Member must be totally independent and in the gases and welding supply business.

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative, Inc., was incorporated on March 7, 1994, but was formed as the Independent Welding Distributors Association in 1948. The purpose of the cooperative was stated as the furtherance of its membership through the manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution of welding and related industrial equipment and supplies.

About Cerasis

Founded in 1997, Cerasis is a top freight logistics company and truckload freight broker. Cerasis (and our shippers) leverage proprietary web-based freight management software, the Cerasis Rater™, developed from the ground up by our dedicated technology team to ship LTL Freight, Truckload Freight, and small package. In addition to this powerful, customer-centric freight management software, Cerasis offers full support to our shippers for both inbound and outbound freight, our shippers’ vendors, and ultimately our shippers’ customers, through dedicated and integrated freight management services.

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