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nexAir acquires Welders Supply & Equipment Co., Inc.

Memphis‐based nexAir, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the United States, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co., Inc., a distributor for welding and medical equipment, gases and safety supplies with locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Alabama.


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.

About Us

About nexAir

nexAir is a leading supplier of high-quality industrial, specialty and medical gases, dry ice, welding equipment, welding supplies and medical equipment.

Our History

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

Our People

We draw on the expertise of hundreds of experienced salespeople, welding analysts, cryogenic technicians and medical-equipment specialists to provide solutions that save our customers time and money. From strong regional support to local decision-making, nexAir delivers performance under pressure.


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