RIVERSIDE, Calif. (March 24, 2008)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders has been named an approved vendor for 2008 by the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC), a group of independently owned businesses offering a full line of gas and welding equipment, supplies and safety products throughout North America.

Founded in Nevada in 1948 with 16 original members, the IWDC has grown steadily over the past six decades, and the organization’s 142 member companies now operate more than 600 retail locations throughout in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The IWDC headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“We at Luxfer are very excited about being approved as an IWDC vendor,” said Kalpesh Shah, Luxfer sales manager for welding and industrial gas markets. “We welcome the opportunity to work with this highly respected organization and to win the trust of their member companies by providing the highest-quality gas cylinders, as well as exceptional customer service.”

Information and pricing related to Luxfer products are available to IWDC members on-line at www.weldmark.com. Luxfer customer service is available toll-free at 800-764-0366.

Founded in 1898, Luxfer is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders. The company’s comprehensive product line includes cylinders for the following markets: welding, industrial and specialty gas, medical (emergency, homecare and institutional), beverage, alternative fuels, automotive, fire extinguishers, firefighter life support (SCBA), inflation, paintball sports and SCUBA diving. Luxfer operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, England, France and China.