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Staying True To Its Mission

Holston Gases prides itself on custom service supplying medical, industrial, propane and beverage gases with 26 locations.

However, Holston Gases is also a full line welding supply company that sells industrial and safety supplies to the industry. Holston Gases also provides training videos to help its customers stay informed.

Locally owned and operated for more than 50 years Holston Gases prides itself on giving back to the community. The family owned business values its customers, and regardless of how many locations it has, is still untouched by corporate America maintaining that small town feel that rarely exits in today’s economy.

When you talk to a team member from Holston Gases, including the president of the company, you can be assured of good old-fashioned customer service that begins and ends with a smile.

When Pat Baxter and Bob Walsh started Holston Gases in 1958, the small Knoxville company began humbly as a two-man operation. Customers all over the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee were attracted to the personal attention that they received and quickly spread the word about the quality, price, and service that Holston Gases provided.

Keeping true to their mission statement, Pat Baxter bought Bob Walsh’s share in Holston Gases with his son Bill joining the team in 1981. The company began to grow quickly and as of this posting have 23 Holston Gases locations in five states.

With a customer base in an additional nine states, Holston Gases is involved in giving back to the community whether those activities are recreational, social, or business staying true to its mission statement that began over 50 years ago.

If you would like more information regarding Holston Gases products and services, call or click and become part of the Holston Gases family. Call or click today.


This training video’s purpose is to give a better understanding of the short circuit mode of metal transfer and how to get started in the right direction for setting a machine. We discuss some general ideas of what short circuit will sound like and how to get started with the appropriate settings.

Posted:  12/16/2013


This training video is to give a better understanding of the spray transfer method of metal transfer. Also to help one be more comfortable to adjust the parameters to optimize weld settings for spray transfer. There are video clips of spray transfer with a high speed camera and also live welding clips behind a filter lens.


This Training video is designed to give a basic understanding of setting up a GTAW (TIG) system. We discuss the torch, consumables, tungsten, machine hook-up and a little bit about the process. If you need to learn how to assemble a Tig Torch before you have to do it in front of a customer this is an excellent refresher.


Posted:  7/09/13


This Training video is designed to give a basic understanding of setting up a SMAW system. This video gives an explanation of setting up a machine for stick welding basic nomenclatures for the components, appropriately sizing the welding cable, and a basic understanding of the AWS electrode classification system.



Posted:  7/09/13

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