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Holston Gases Inc. Joins the IWDC

Holston Gases joins the Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative effective September 1, 2013
Indianapolis, IN — August 29, 2013 – The IWDC is proud to announce the addition of Holston Gases to its membership. Holston Gases is one of the largest independent suppliers of industrial, medical, propane, and beverage gases in the United States while also offering a full line of welding products including safety and industrial supplies. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tn., Holston has grown to 23 locations in 5 states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina also serving customers in nearby Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana.

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New Location, New Signs – Holston Gases set for exciting growth

Asheville, NC. Holston Gases new $1million dollar facility in the Little River district along the Swannanoa River near the Biltmore village is gearing up for dramatic growth.

May 7, 2013ASHEVILLE, N.C.Asheville, NC.   Holston Gases new $1million dollar facility in the Little River district along the Swannanoa River near the Biltmore village is gearing up for dramatic growth.

The new facility opened on December 17th, 2012, providing a better retail and service location and filling center.  “We held our first open house on April 16th this year and had over 250 visitors. Continue reading

Press Release: Holston Gases is Expanding


Knoxville-based Holston Gases plans to expand its operations in a multi-million-dollar investment along the Interstate 275 corridor that is expected to bring more jobs to Knoxville.
The company, which distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases across several states, has agreed to buy the Brookside Mills property, a brownfield site in the heart of the city’s Downtown North Redevelopment Area for $1.8 million.
Bill Baxter, chairman of Holston Gases, Inc., announced Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, that his company will expand to the former Brookside Mills property in the I-275 Corridor.

Holston Gases board chairman Bill Baxter said Tuesday the company plans to build a state-of-the art gas pumping facility (See Video) as well as a warehouse and office complex on the 19.5-acre property at 523 Baxter Ave.
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GAWDA Welding and Gases Today

Holston Gases

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.

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