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1st Mountain Invitational

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 signs distributor agreement with Holston Gases

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.

Decatur, AL Branch Supports The National Welding Competition for SkillsUSA


This is a picture from the National Welding Competition for SkillsUSA that is being held at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner, AL. SkillsUSA is a U.S. career and technical organization that serves High School and College Students enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations.

The Decatur, AL, Holston Gases, branch supported them by providing gas and technical support for the week long event that concludes this Friday.

Jasper Branch Participates in The Festival of Lights


The Holston Gases Branch in Jasper, Alabama is participating in the Festival of Lights in Downtown Jasper. It benefits The Hope for Women organization that helps abused women and their children with food and shelter for Walker County. The tree was decorated by  Elaine Blackwood and the miniature propane tank was fabricated by Dustin New. Steve Mason, the branch manager at the Jasper location, said “It was awesome seeing our team working on this community project together.”



Groundbreaking Ceremony for The New Cherokee Technology Center in Gaffney, SC.



Photo Courtesy: Connie Salmon

Spartanburg, SC.

Connie Salmon, from Holston Gases in Spartanburg, SC., attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday October 10th for The New Cherokee Technology Center in Gaffney, SC. The Cherokee Technology Center collaborates with the community to prepare high school students for the workforce. The career center will open in 2018 and has room for 800 students.



1Courtesy: Southern Conference

Release 09/15/2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced Thursday a sponsorship agreement with Holston Gases, which will serve as the title sponsor for the league’s 2017 baseball tournament. The Holston Gases Southern Conference Baseball Championship will be played May 23-28 at Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina.

The deal continues an affiliation between the SoCon and Holston Gases, which was a sponsor for the SoCon Basketball Championships presented by General Shale last season. The baseball sponsorship pact runs through the 2016-17 academic year with an option for additional years.

“We’re very happy to welcome Holston Gases as the title sponsor of our baseball championship in Greenville next May,” SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino said. “We’ve gotten to know their personnel over the past year with their involvement in our basketball tournament, and they’re good people representing a sound company with a long history of service. We think it’s a good fit.”

Holston Gases supplies industrial, medical, propane and beverage gases. Founded in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1958, the company now boasts 30 locations in seven states, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

“We are looking forward to our expanded sponsorship of the Southern Conference and its championship events,” Holston Gases branch manager Randy McKinney said. “We have been supporting the SoCon basketball tournament in Asheville since its return in 2012. The 2017 Holston Gases SoCon Baseball Championship in Greenville, South Carolina, will give us the opportunity to expand our presence in the Upstate, one of our key growth markets.”


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 30 locations in 7 states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and serving customers in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana.

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

We are a full line welding supply company, and we also carry safety and industrial supplies. We represent the finest lines in the industry, and we can provide them to you at competitive prices. We are financially strong and carry the inventory you expect and deserve from a top notch supplier.


The Southern Conference, which is in its 96th season of intercollegiate competition in 2016-17, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and helping build lifelong leaders and role models. The conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), to tackling the issues of freshman eligibility (1922), to developing women’s championships (1984) to becoming the first conference to install the 3-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. The conference currently consists of 10 members in six states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 21 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships.


SoCon Sports Properties (SSP), created in 2013, is the official multimedia rights holder for the Southern Conference. SSP provides the excitement and attraction of college athletics as a unique advertising and marketing opportunity to communicate your company’s message while influencing your business. SoCon Sports Properties (SSP) offers corporate customers a multitude of marketing and multimedia sponsorship opportunities that include television, venue signage at all of our Championship events, event impact and gameday marketing, as well as corporate marketing, promotions, hospitality, print and brand exposure on SSP can build a customized marketing package for your business or corporation that capitalizes on our loyal fans throughout each season, during Championship events, as well as throughout the entire Southern Conference member institutions’ footprint.

Please contact SoCon Sports Properties for more information on collaborating with the Southern Conference and its multiple media and marketing platforms and Championship events.

Contact Information: Rick Thompson, SoCon Sports Properties
702 North Pine Street Spartanburg, SC 29303





August 1, 2016 Holston Gases completed the acquisition of WELDERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT,INC  which operates IN NASHVILLE AND GALLATIN, TN.  Holston Gases will continue to operate from the WELDERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT LOCATIONS AT 3312 CHARLOTTE AVE, NASHVILLE,TN AND 1357 SOUTH WATER AVE, GALLATIN, TN.

Holston Gases PRESIDENT ROBERT ANDERS said “We are very pleased to add the WELDERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT  employees, customers, and product lines to those of Holston Gases.  This is a perfect fit.  The gas and supply products of WELDERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT  will compliment those of Holston Gases, allowing the customers to consolidate their purchasing with one vendor at competitive prices.”

WELDERS SUPPLY & EQUIPMENT OWNER NORMA SISEMORE, agrees that the businesses are a great match.  “We are very proud to become a part of the larger Holston family.  Combining our expertise with Holston’s people and resources will be great for our customers.  we’ve known the Holston gases folks for a long time, and we think a lot of them.  Our customers will really benefit from this combination.”