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Happy Birthday US Marines

Holston Gases celebrated the 244th birthday of the United States Marines with a beer at Fractal Brewing in Huntsville, AL. Every Marine and former Marine in attendance was given a round on us. Holston Gases is a proud supporter of all branches of our military and would like to thank each and every member, both active duty and veterans, for your service.

Aurora, IL – Holston Gases attends GAWDA Professional Compliance

Early in November, several members of the Holston Gases staff attended the GAWDA Professional Compliance seminar. Topics included: FDA CGMP, Cylinder filling & CGA/ISBT Guidelines, DOT function specific training, and High Pressure Cylinder, Liquid Container & Carbon Dioxide filling. Continued training ensures that Holston provides a safe environment for our staff and helps us keep up to date on the latest procedures for the safe handling of sensitive and high pressure products.

Knoxville, TN – Cryogenics Training

As part of Holston’s continued commitment to the safe handling and transport of our cryogenic line of products, we conducted a driver training session at our Knoxville, TN branch in November. We believe that regular, consistent training helps set our drivers apart from the competition. By being well trained we can offer better, safer service to our customers.

Huntsville Alabama – Here we come!

From: Robert Anders, President
Date: October 2019
Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville Alabama – here we come!

As the premier supplier of Industrial, Commercial and Residential gases and welding supplies in the Southeast, Holston Gases is continuing to expand to better serve our customers! We are pleased to announce our newest branch location at 1104 Putman Dr. Huntsville, AL 35816. As you can see, we’re still sprucing up the facility so that we can provide the best possible service to our customers and we’ll open soon. In the meantime, be sure to visit our nearby branch in Decatur at 3296 Highway 20 West and see Tristen, Nick, Todd or any of our other friendly, knowledgeable associates. They’ll be excited to help you get your project done, and done right!


2018 is the 60th year in business for Holston Gases. The Knoxville based company was founded in 1958 by Pat Baxter and Bob Walsh, and has now grown to 27 locations in six states, and is one of the largest independent suppliers of welding gases, propane gas, and restaurant CO2 gas in America.

Holston was headquartered for 50 years on the Tennessee River on Sevier Avenue, and in 2012 built a new, state of the art, gas fill plant and distribution center on I-275 at Baxter Avenue. The company operates out of both locations, with the bulk propane and cryogenics divisions continuing at the river.

Holston Gases employs over 100 people at its Knoxville locations and nearly 400 companywide. Other locations are in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The 60th Anniversary Celebration included dinner for 600 on the Festival Lawn of the World’s Fair Park, followed by a program in the Tennessee Amphitheatre, which featured a DVD of the company’s history put to music. The crowd included current employees, as well as several Holston Alumni who worked for the founders at the beginning of the company.

Bill Baxter, Chairman of the Board said, “We were honored by the tremendous turnout by our employees from all over the Southeastern United States. And we were especially delighted by the attendance of several of our retirees who played such an important role in the early stages of the company’s history. We stand on their shoulders today, and the success we have in the future will be to their credit.”