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Honor Air Knoxville


Honor Air

We were proud to be the full sponsor of the 20th HonorAir trip to Washington, D.C., which made it possible for 187 veterans of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to visit various memorials in our nation’s capital and receive a much deserved “thank you” from officials there.  There was a beautiful American Airlines charter aircraft to fly the veterans to Washington and top rate tour buses, which met them at the airport and transported them to the various sites for their visits.  Upon their return on Wednesday night, they were greeted by over 1,000 friends and family, a Naval Band, and the Central High School Band, all celebrating their return and once again thanking them for their service to our country.

We at Holston Gases are very proud to have sponsored this trip as we have had many veterans and reservists work with our company over the years.  Additionally, our co-founder, Pat Baxter, served in WWII as a Glider Pilot, flying several missions in Italy.  He successfully made it back from the war and made a success with our family owned business, and therefore we consider this HonorAir trip to be sponsored by “one of their own.”  Bill Baxter told the veterans at their departure, “It all comes full circle, and one of your own is sponsoring this trip.  We know he would be proud!”

Bill Baxter

The Best industrial and Welding Supplies in the Industry

Holston Gases is more than cylinder and bulk gases and beverage CO2. Holston Gases represents more than 1000 OEM manufacturers and suppliers in the welding industry and only carries the highest quality industrial and welding supplies in the United States. For over 50 years, Holston Gases has been helping customers just like you choose the right products making sure that the products fit the project at hand.

If you are a professional welder, or an amateur who takes his welding seriously, you only want the finest welding and industrial sales available. Holston Gases only sells the best industrial and welding supplies assuring you the best in the welding industry.

When you work with Holston Gases direct or one of the 1000 OEM manufacturers and suppliers in the welding industry, you will soon realize that quality really does count. United Abrasives, Thermal Dynamics, Victor Equipment, Jackson Products, Miller Electric, Lenox, DeWalt, Bosch and Hypertherm are just a few of the brands that you proudly displays the Holston Gases logo. Holston Gases prides itself on providing the most affordable and most reliable industrial and welding supplies in the industry so you don’t have to worry about the equipment.

Holston Gases has been supplying industrial and welding supplies to large companies such as 3M Industrial, ARC Abrasives, Direct Wire and Cable and Avesta. CRC Industries, Arcair, Dynabrade, Doyle Supply, Lenco, Gas Flex Company, Harris Products Koike Aronson, INC, John Tillman Company, J Walter Inc, Hougen, Mada Medical and too many more to list all depend on Holston Gases for industrial and welding supplies and training.

If you would like more information regarding industrial and welding supplies from Holston Gases or one of the OEM manufacturers or supplies, contact a representative from Holston Gases today.

Blood Gas Mixtures from Holston Gases

If you have been continually disappointed with your cylinder and bulk gases supplier, call and talk to the team of experts from Holston Gases. Holston Gases will look at your particular cylinder and bulk gasses needs giving you the best possible price.
Holston Gases knows a thing or to about cylinder and bulk gasses and truly does have your best interests at heart.

Unlike other cylinder and bulk gases suppliers in the United States, Holston Gases specialize in both medical and specialty gases. If you have a medical or dental practice, you know how important it is to have your medical gases delivered on time and in the right location.

Holston Gases has a full line of Blood Gas Mixtures, Nitrous Oxide, and Oxygen at the best prices in town.

Holston Gases explains Blood Gas Mixtures are used in an analysis of blood gas to measure pO2, pH, and pCO2. When determining the pCO2 and the pO2 in blood samples, the professionals can diagnose any respiratory issues in order to support various surgical procedures. This type of blood gas testing is fast, reliable and accurate.

According to Holston Gases, there are two different types of Blood Gas Mixtures. One containing a mixture of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, and the other containing nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide. The Blood Gas Mixtures supplied by Holston Gases are both accurate and precise.

Medical and dental practices that rely on Nitrous Oxide can depend on Holston Gases as Holston Gases operates fully equipped production facilities in Decatur, AL, Louisville, KY and of course, Knoxville, TN. All of the Holston Gases filling facilities are Board of Pharmacy licensed and have been approved for Medical Gas Production by the FDA.

If you would like a more reliable gas company for your medical and specialty gas needs, or any other gas needs, call and speak to a professional representative from Holston Gases today.

You Won’t be Disappointed with Holston Gases

Holston Gases are the experts when it comes to the supply and delivery of cylinder and bulk gases, and if you have been disgruntled or annoyed with your cylinder and bulk gases supplier, call and talk to a team member from Holston Gases.

Holston Gases offer customers a complete line of Medical, Industrial and Specialty gases from every one of the  distribution centers located in Knoxville, TN, Louisville, KY and Decatur, AL. Every filling facility is Board of Pharmacy licensed and approved for Medical Gas Production by the FDA.

The full line of gas products that are available in bulk are delivered directly to the customer’s site into specially made storage vessels that are installed and maintained by the professional staff from Holston Gases.

The gaseous products available in containers that range from 20CF to Jumbo Tube Trailers are second to none right alongside the full line of Medical Gases that include Nitrous Oxide, Oxygen, and Blood Gas Mixtures. Holston Gases also care a range of specialty and rare gases that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Bulk gases available from Holston Gases include Hydrogen, Helium, Co2, Nitrogen, Argon, and Oxygen.

As one of the largest independent suppliers of beverage, propane, medical and industrial gases in America, Holston Gases proudly serves customers in Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, and with 27 locations in  Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia Holston Gases is certainly not resting on its laurels.

Holston Gases is well equipped to handle bulk facilities, liquid requirements, and compressed cylinders. If that isn’t enough, Holston Gases also carries a full line of welding supplies representing the best lines in the industry. As a financially strong company, Holston Gases carries the inventory you need without having to wait weeks for delivery.

If you would like more information, regarding Holston Gases call or click and talk to a Holston Gases specialist today.

Holston Gases for your CO2 Needs

Holston Gases is your one stop shop for all of your needs whether you require medical or industrial gas or are in need of CO2 for your beverages. Holston Gases are the experts for all of your needs and can help, regardless of where you are located. Holston Gases has 26 locations in seven states and has been helping customers just like you since its inception in 1958.

Empty CO2 cylinders are annoying to customers, but can also cause problems for your business. If the empty CO2 cylinder has not been changed those customers will go elsewhere for their drinks. Most retail establishments know that most customers will not come back if they have been unsatisfied in the past. However, with Holston Gases, you don’t have to worry with bulk CO2 from Holston Gases.

With the bulk CO2 from Holston Gases, you do not have to worry about constantly changing your CO2 cylinders. The restaurant CO2 division from Holston Gases can design and install any CO2 cylinders your particular needs, is locally owned and operated, and has been for more than 50 years. The CO2 is available in two containers ranging from a small 20-pound cylinder to 50-ton CO2 bulk tanks.

When you order your commercial CO2 cylinders from Holston Gases, Holston Gases will design, install and maintain your bulk CO2 system with an individually customized delivery schedule for you and your business. Holston Gases are the experts when it comes to CO2 cylinders and is certified, safe, and experienced.

For all of your gas needs, you will not do better than Holston Gases. Holston Gases are staffed, equipped, and ready to respond to all of your needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information regarding CO2 systems, or any other gas or welding needs, call and speak to a customer service representative from Holston Gases today.

Rick (Bullet) Corum’s 40th Anniversary with Holston Gases!

On December 8, 2015 we celebrated Rick (Bullet) Corum’s 40 anniversary at Holston Gases in the break room at the Knoxville location. Rick has spent his entire working life at Holston Gases being hired in (date) by our founder Pat Baxter. Rick has been a fixture in our plant training and mentoring his teammates for decades and his positive “get it done” attitude is infectious.

Holston Gases could not have grown the way we have over the last 58 years without people like Rick.  Congratulations Bullet for your great career with Holston and thank you for all you have done and will do in the years to come.

Robert Anders


Work Smarter Not Harder with Holston Gases

If you are looking for the best industrial welding supply company, you can depend on Holston Gases. Holston Gases only sells the highest quality welding supplies from manufacturers such as DeWALT, LENOX, BOSCH, Hypertherm, and HOBART BROTHERS. When you buy your welding supplies from Holston Gases you can expect the best from other great manufacturers that include LINCOLN ELECTRIC, Jackson, ESAB, Miller, Tweco, Victor Equipment and much more.

Holston Gases has 24 distribution locations throughout the Southeastern United States with a warehouse full of more than 3.5 million dollars worth of industrial and welding supplies.

When you buy your industrial welding supplies from Holston Gases, you know that the products you purchase will get the job done right. Holston Gases has the professional expertise to help you choose the best products for your particular needs. The trained sales force knows its products and the manufacturers represented by Holston Gases insuring you the best customer service and access to the products that will make your project a success.

The computerized inventory system used by Holston Gases is the best in the industry and allows Holston Gases customers product access to any one of the 24 warehouses in the Southeastern United States. Holston Gases also represents more than 1000 OEM manufacturers and suppliers in America.

Headquartered in Knoxville in the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, Holston Gases has truly distinguished itself from the competition by developing a more, “Holistic approach,” according to CEO and President Robert Anders. Using this approach, Holston Gases is able to check the integrity of a specific system using tests on the gas flows to make sure that everything is working as it should. The team from Holston Gases is able to determine its client’s inefficiencies so that the entire company can work smarter, not harder.

Call Holston Gases today if you would like more information regarding industrial and welding supplies. After all, wouldn’t you like to see your company improve its bottom line? Call now.

Company Awards for 2014-2015

We would like to give recognition to the following employees for outstanding work and achievement for 2014/2015.

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Pavement Pounder of the year- Mark Holland

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Salesman of the Year – David Ellis

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Most new Gross Profit of the Year- Larry Campassi

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Branch of the Year Winners- Morristown, Asheville, Cookeville and Somerset


We are excited to announce the opening of our 25th  location in Spartanburg, SC. The new branch is located at 121 Southwest Dr. Spartanburg, SC 29303. For directions please go “find a branch” tab.