Welding & Gas Insurance

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 As your business grows, both the risks and reward become greater.

Horton offers coverage that can suit your business today, tomorrow and in the future.

 

The welding supply and gas distributor industry is full of risk and potential liabilities.

The welding supply and gas distributor industry is full of risk and potential liabilities.


 

Understanding Your Insurance 

Selecting insurance limits can often times be challenging and nerve-racking, especially in your industry, as it forces you to predict the future. Selecting the wrong limits could put you out of business or in a bad financial situation. We have the ability to conduct a peer analysis, benchmark limits against distributors of similar size and recommend limits which are difficult for distributors to select on their own. 

 

Horton Welding Practice Advantage

Horton Welding Practice Advantage

Our capabilities range from securing basic insurance coverage to overseeing comprehensive risk management programs and providing advanced, specialized services including:
  • Benchmarking (limits, rates and loss data)
  • Contract review (gas, customer, supplier/vendor, manufacturer, leases, contractor, etc.)
  • Specialized coverage for the industry
  • Risk identification & prioritization (risk mapping)
  • Safety assessments
  • Online risk management portals (safety documents, tools, and training)
  • Claims management
  • M&A due diligence & integration assessments
  • Experience (we work with over 100 industry distributors and suppliers)
  • Industry involvement (GAWDA, IWDC, AIWD, and more - we KNOW your business)

Welding Testimonial

"Tony Hopkins is our agent and he and the Horton Group are very involved with welding distributors and the IWDC, specifically. Tony has spoke at IWDC events and I have found him to be very knowledgeable when dealing with the big gas companies regarding contract language, specifically indemnity issues. His insight was invaluable during our last negotiation, which helped us to get fair language in our contract." 

- John Dunfee, President of WELD Specialty Gas & Equipment, Inc.

"Horton has been our agent for over 25 years and has become an invaluable part of our organization.  We know we can count on The Horton Group to be there when we need them.  Our service team has dedicated themselves to the success of our business and the entire industry.  With memberships in GAWDA, AIWD, ISBT and AWS, Horton has a comprehensive understanding of the industry and always puts the needs of their clients first."

- Jeff Anderson, Vice President – Finance – Andy Oxy Company

Issues to Watch

Issues to Watch

What lies ahead? What issues should you be prepared for?

2016 Welding Supply & Gas Distributor Watch List

2016 Welding Supply & Gas Distributor Watch List

2018 Welding & Gas Watch List

The more you know about what lies ahead, the more you can prepare for tomorrow. Be prepared to find risks and opportunities by following emerging trends. From continued political gridlock to rising healthcare costs, know what matters in 2018 and beyond.

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Generational Benefit Plan Selection

Generational Benefit Plan Selection

Generational Benefit Plan Selection

As unemployment falls, baby boomers near retirement, and many industries experience a shortage for skilled labor in many trades - a war for talent is underway.  With an opportunity to attract and retain employees, benefits plays a key role in boosting employee loyalty.

But with increasing benefits, employers also think they have to increase costs.  Maybe not.  Maybe there is a better way to recognize the different preferences of each generation of employee and design a program that not only is cost effective, but gets to the heart of what is most important for them.

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