About Us


Holston Gases is one of the largest independent suppliers of Industrial, Medical, Propane, and Beverage gases in the United States. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tn., Holston has grown to 39 locations in 6 states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and serving customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana.

We carry all welding and industrial gases, medical, specialty and laboratory gases, beverage CO2, and propane gas. We equip ourselves to handle compressed cylinders, bulk facilities, and liquid requirements.

Holston Gases is a full line welding supply company that also carries safety and industrial supplies. Representing the finest lines in the industry, we can provide them to you at competitive prices. Financially strong, Holston Gases carries the inventory you expect and deserve from a top notch supplier.

We staff and equip ourselves to be responsive to your needs, day and night, so whenever you require. Our people are dedicated, well trained, and courteous, and our equipment is top of the line, well maintained, with safety as a top priority. Holston Gases is ready, and able to be a valuable partner for your business success.


At Holston Gases, we pride ourselves in the fact that “the corporate overhead” is a pretty lean list. Here it is:

Bill Baxter

Chairman, responsible for finance, administration, and strategic acquisition

Robert Anders

CEO, responsible for sales growth through our branch managers, and operational efficiency through our plant managers

Jason Blair

Vice President of the Alabama region, responsible for all sales and operations

Joe Baxter

Vice President of the Kentucky region, responsible for all sales and operations

Phil Kirby

Vice President of the Tennessee and Georgia regions, responsible for all sales and operations

Troy Brown

Vice President of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia regions, responsible for all sales and operations


That’s it. The real key for us is our Branch Managers. Each branch manager runs their own market, with support from the six of us. They are the  key to our success because they are the key person to our customers. Their information is listed in our Locations section of the web site, along with their contact information.