nexAir Facts

  • nexAir has one of the largest ISO-certified cylinder gas plants in the U.S.
  • Cryogenic technicians provide installation and service on-site.
  • Welding-process consultants are available to provide welding analysis, which can help customers reduce labor and increase productivity.
  • Remote telemetry allows nexAir to track gas volume and provide automatic replenishment.
  • nexAir trains customers to use equipment correctly.
  • nexAir fills 95% of its specialty gases.
  • Local management is empowered to make quick decisions.
  • Our fleet of delivery trucks makes shipping efficient.
  • We are experts in safe handling of hazardous gases, and we invest heavily in training.
  • Customer service conveniences include online payment and regional support centers.
About Us

About Us

In 1996, two family-owned Memphis-based companies combined operations to form nexAir. By merging Mid-South Oxygen Company (founded in 1946) and Standard Welders Supply/Standard Oxygen Service (founded in 1940), nexAir became the second-largest privately owned distributor of gases and welding supplies in the United States.

Today nexAir is a supplier of high-quality industrial, specialty, medical, and bulk gases, dry ice, welding equipment, welding supplies, and medical equipment. With strategically placed retail locations, nexAir can be responsive to each customer’s specific needs. We draw on the expertise of hundreds of experienced salespeople, welding analysts, cryogenic technicians, and medical-equipment specialists to provide solutions that save time and money. From strong regional support to local decision-making, nexAir delivers performance under pressure.

In the News

Praxair and nexAir Announce Joint Venture

Praxair, Inc., one of the largest industrial gases companies worldwide, and Memphis‐based nexAir LLC, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the United States, announced plans to form a joint venture in the Southeast
United States.


nexAir Opens Advanced Welding & Cutting Demonstration Lab

The demonstration lab is part of a major renovation of nexAir’s downtown facility, complete with additional office space, a fully-operational retail store and two classrooms/presentation areas.


nexAir Acquires Cal East Company

nexAir announces it has acquired Cal East Company in Atlanta, GA.


nexAir Acquires Opelika Industrial Gases

nexAir announces the purchase of the assets and operations of Opelika Industrial Gases, LLC in Opelika, Ala.


nexAir: From Two Companies, One Vision

Sixteen years after merger, company is now one of the nations largest independent distributors.