By GAWDA Published: October 1, 2013
With locations in five states, this independent has found the sweet spot
Bill Baxter is one of the few industry leaders who did not grow up working in his family-owned company. His father, Pat Baxter, and a business partner opened Holston Gases in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1958. Sole owner by 1976, Pat Baxter respected the fact that his son wanted to find his own way.