Abydee Butler Moore Inducted as GAWDA President 2020

October 3rd, 2019 | News

Congratulations to our COO and President Abydee Butler Moore for being named President of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA). Butler Gas has been a member of GAWDA since 1960.  GAWDA is a trade association of suppliers and distributors within the industrial gas and welding industry, and provides safety and professional development resources to… Read more »

Next-Generation Leaders Hayley and Chelsea

August 2nd, 2019 | News

We are developing two next-generation Butler Gas Family members into vital roles. Hayley Gobrish leads compliance and Chelsea Smilak leads customer service. Hayley is the daughter of Vice President of Services Sandy Gobrish (34 years with Butler Gas). Chelsea is the daughter of General Manager of Operations Joe Wilhelm (27 years with Butler Gas). “We are… Read more »

Butler Gas Drivers Win CGA Fleet Safety Excellence Award

June 26th, 2019 | News

Congratulations, Butler Gas Drivers! Our distribution leaders are pictured with our recent CGA award for fleet safety. We operate one of the safest fleets in the industry thanks to the efforts of these fine gentlemen. We are proud to win this CGA Fleet Safety Excellence Award.

Saluting the Life and Career of John Stropki

May 24th, 2019 | News

We mourn the passing of our friend, retired chairman, president, and CEO of Lincoln Electric, John Stropki. John passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the age of 68. “John was a true industry icon and a great role model for our generation,” shares Jack Butler, our CEO. “He challenged yet nurtured us as… Read more »

Abydee Butler Moore Named 3rd Generation President

January 8th, 2019 | News

The Butler Gas Board of Directors elected Abydee Butler Moore, chief operating officer, president effective January 2019.  Abydee purchased minority shares of the business in 2015 and has been in the role of executive vice president since 2016.  She serves as Butler Gas’s third president in its 71-year history. As the third generation owner of… Read more »

Sandy Joins Pitt’s Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2018

December 19th, 2018 | News

Congratulations to our Vice President of Services, Sandy Gobrish! Sandy is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2018, awarded by University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE). Since its founding in 1993, IEE has worked with family-owned businesses, like Butler Gas, and other closely-held businesses of all sizes and at all stages… Read more »

Helium Shortage

October 22nd, 2018 | News

Helium supply faces limitations across our supply chain.  Why? Helium is a byproduct of radioactive decay of thorium and uranium occurring in Earth’s crust and results when natural gas is harvested at large processing plants. This crude helium is purified, liquefied, then compressed before resembling its gaseous form we supply in tube trailers and cylinders…. Read more »

Sharing Smiles at Children’s Hospital

September 26th, 2018 | News

Butler Gas Products was honored to participate in our 2nd Annual Disney Balloon Day at Children’s Hospital, donating helium to inflate the balloons and passing them out to patients and their families. It is amazing what 200 Mickey and Minnie Mouse balloons can do! This month, volunteers from the IEE joined the Butler Gas Products… Read more »

Compressed Gases Safety Training

August 1st, 2018 | News

The Butler Gas Products Family welcomed DOT consultant Mike Dodd this week. With (1) SAFETY and (2) PEOPLE leading our lineup of core beliefs, hazardous materials and security training is paramount to protecting our most important assets. Furthermore, as a manufacturer and distributor, we need to continuously invest in developing our talent in production and… Read more »

Sponsoring Go Dive Now at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

July 13th, 2018 | News

We are excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to provide beginners with an easy and fun way to try scuba diving. The Go Dive Now Pool is a traveling program for participants age 10 and older, and features the help of trained professionals from local dive centers. The 30-foot, 15,000-gallon Go… Read more »