Andy Braden and Jake Wilbourn recently participated in the vendor contact session at the Alabama Brewers Guild meeting in Huntsville, AL.
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.”
Holston Gases is proud to sponsor another SoCon championship this year. This year’s tournament will be held in Greenville Sc, beginning on May 22nd with the championship to be played on Sunday the 27th.
The Decatur branch hosted the Greater Huntsville Section of the American Welding Society monthly meeting on 4.19.18. The program included a lecture on how welding gases are produced and included a tour of the fill plant. Holston Gases also provided a BBQ dinner for the entire group.
We were recently featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Wholesale Distribution International! You can read the story here.
Holston Gases Inc., co-hosted the 1st Mountain Invitational basketball games at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. Hosting our friends from Asheville (UNC-Asheville), Spartanburg (Wofford College), Cullowhee (WCU) and High Point (High Point University). Thank you to all who attended.
Magnegas Corporation has announced the signing of an agreement with Holston Gases of Tennessee, US in which Holston will now be distributing the MagneGas2® fuel for metal cutting applications as an alternative to acetylene.
MagneGas has been working with Holston for almost one year, with multiple meetings and demonstrations completed as part of the Holston due diligence process.
Now this relationship has been firmed up with a distribution agreement that sees the MagneGas2 fuel take another step forward in the market.
”We identified Holston as a key potential distributor for the southeast and have been diligently pursuing the relationship ever since. We are honoured that Holston, after significant due diligence, selected MagneGas2. They are one of the largest independent industrial gas distributors in the country and present a significant opportunity for MagneGas as we continue to execute on our strategy to grow our industrial gas segment through these kind of marquee relationships,” stated Ermanno Santilli, CEO of MagneGas.
”We identified Holston as a key potential distributor for the southeast and have been diligently pursuing the relationship ever since”
Ermanno Santilli, CEO of MagneGas.
In an exclusive last week, MagneGas told gasworld about its view for the future of its innovative alternative fuel, having entered into its largest equipment sale to date with a German-based company, as well as numerous other agreements with the US Army, the Fire department of New York, and one of the largest auto manufacturers in the world.
This latest agreement with Holston signifies yet another success which demonstrates the company’s progress in the market.
Knoxville-based Holston Gases on Friday completed the acquisition of Doc Retail Inc, a division of Dearybury Oil and Gas, which operates in Cowpens, S.C. Holston Gases will merge the operation into its current facility in Spartanburg, S.C.
“We are very pleased to add the Doc Retail Inc. employees and customers into our organization,” Holston Gases president Robert Anders said in a news release. “This is a perfect fit and allows Holston to add residential and commercial propane into our already broad product offering.”
Holston Gases is a regional distributor of industrial, medical, and propane gases as well as welding, safety, and industrial supplies.