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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.



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.

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.”



Holston Gases Welding Supplies

Your gas supplier needs to be at your beckon call, especially if you run a large business or organization that depends on medical gases, specialty gases, or propane. Holston Gases has been in the gas business for nearly 60 years and understands that good old-fashioned customer service is the way to keep your clients happy.

Call and talk to a team member from Holston Gases who can give you a quote on your CO2 tanks for the high school Kiosk or if you need to replace your nitrous oxide supplier for your dental practice.

Bandsaw Blade Welding

Holston Gases is the leader when it comes to supplying all types of gases, but for the past thirty years has been welding bandsaw blades for blades that are between ¼” and 2”. Holston Gases can weld blades for metal, wood and most other materials.

Welding Supplies

Holston Gases also offers the highest quality industrial and welding supplies and for more than 50 years has been offering top-notch old-fashioned customer service to help you find the right product for the job at hand.

Experience and Expertise

Every team member from Holston Gases has the experience and the expertise to recommend the best welding and industrial supplies that will be the best for your particular application.

24/7 Service

When you purchase the right welding and industrial supplies for your business from Holston Gases, you are making an investment in your company.

Buy your industrial and welding supplies from Holston Gases and you will have access to a computerized inventory system that allows you to locate any Holston Gases products in one of the 24 distribution warehouses in the United States.

With more than $3,500,000 worth of industrial and welding supplies, you cannot go wrong with the products, customer service, and reliability of Holston Gases.

If you would like more information regarding gases or welding supplies and training, call or click and talk to a team member from Holston Gases today.

Safety First with Holston Gases

If you need propane, call Holston Gases. Holston Gases has been in the propane business for more than 50 years and is locally owned and operated.

Holston Gases maintains over one million gallons of propane storage with a 360,000 state of the art rail terminal that is conveniently located just north of Knoxville, TN. As the area’s leading propane provider for over 50 years, Holston Gases prides itself on customer service. It doesn’t matter how big or little you are, Holston Gases can provide you will all of your propane needs with over 30 bulk propane transports and bobtails.

When you work with the team from Holston Gases you can be assured of a complete turnkey installation including a computerized forecasting system that will insure on-time deliveries 24 hours a day seven days a week. With 24-hour live service and no answering machines, you can expect Holston Gases to be there when you need propane in Knoxville the most.

Turnkey Installation

When other propane companies in Knoxville are sending you to a subcontractor for propane system installation Holston Gases is working on customized installation for your propane needs. Whether you need a 30,000-gallon industrial propane backup system installed or a 500 residential propane tank, Holston Gases will be there from the beginning to supervise the entire installation process from start to finish. Your new propane system will be compliant with all safety regulations with clients receiving the best propane system for their needs.

Safety First

Your safety is Holston Gases priority and with over 55 years of working with all types of gases and the regulatory and compliance requirements in place, you can depend on Holston when it comes to your safety. Holston’s Gases reputation is the best. Safety is so important that Holston helps train local emergency crews on a regular basis.

When it comes to propane and propane systems that are compliant with all of the requirements Holston Gases can’t be beat. Call or click for more information today.

Beverage CO2 from Holston Gases

If your beverage CO2 distributor isn’t doing the job that you expect, switch to Holston Gases for your beverage CO2. Holston Gases is a locally owned and operated gas business that has been helping people just like you for more than a half a century.

For over 50 years, Holston gases has been providing customers with the complete design, installation and the maintenance of bulk CO2 systems that range from 20 lb cylinders to 50 ton bulk tanks. When you order your beverage CO2 containers or systems from Holston Gases, you can expect a certified and safe experience that is individually customized for your particular needs.

Some beverage CO2 distributors probably aren’t doing the job that you expect with many beverage distributors closing the doors at 5:00, but not Holston Gases. If you should need something after closing time, you can expect calls to be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a real person, not an answering machine.

Every restaurant, diner, or convenience store wants dependable beverage CO2. Remember, the realization of perfect carbonation does happen when you order your beverage CO2 supplies from Holston Gases.

Most CO2 companies only provide service on a fixed schedule. If you happen to run out of your beverage CO2 during a sold out concert series, you will have to close the beverage stand. Not only will you lose money, but you will also lose the goodwill of your customers. Regardless of the day or hour, Holston Gases will rush to the rescue and can be at your location in hours, not days.

You will set up regular deliveries with Holston Gases for beverage CO2 who will make sure that you have what you need on hand. Holston will help you with a customized delivery schedule that you can trust so that you will never run out of beverage CO2.

If you would like more information regarding beverage CO2, or any other type of gas, call or click and talk to a team member from Holston Gases today.

Medical Gases for your Facility


Holston Gases understands the importance of medical gases, and has the strategically located distribution centers to make sure that your hospital or medical facility never runs out of medical gases.

The fully equipped medical gases production facilities in Knoxville TN, Louisville KY and Decatur, AL make sure that your clinic or doctors office will always have the medical gases needed to help patients and to save lives.

All of the Holston Gases filling facilities are Board of Pharmacy approved and licensed for Medical Gas Production by the FDA giving you and your hospital or medical clinic confidence when it comes to ordering medical gases.

The full line of medical gases products can be delivered in bulk directly to your site in proper storage vehicles. The full line of medical gases available from Holston Gases includes blood gas mixtures, nitrous oxide, and oxygen. Other medical gases that you may need from Holston Gases include helium, carbon dioxide, argon, laser and gas chromatograph, lab atmospheres, calibration atmospheres and of course, any type of custom gas mixtures that your hospital, doctor’s office of medical clinic may need. Holston can even supply medical air.

Holston Gases explains that medical air is clean compressed air that healthcare and hospitals use to distribute its medical gases. Medical air contains no particles, is free from contamination, and has no odors or oil the air is dry in order to prevent any sort of water buildup in the pipeline.

Depending on the size of your facility, Holston Gases can deliver anything from 20 CF capacity to a giant sized tube trailer. Holston Gases also sells a full line of specialty and rare gases specifically for the medical industry.

According to Holston Gases, medical gases supplies in healthcare facilities and hospitals are essential for saving lives and healing patients. The gases are piped through various parts of the hospital or medical clinic and are usually monitored by an alarm system.

If you would like more information regarding medical gases or any other type of gas, call and speak to a team member from Holston Gases today.