Standard Welders Supply Founded in Memphis, TN.
R.Q. McEniry transfers to Linde’s Memphis Office
R.Q. McEniry purchases Standard Welders Supply
Bob McEniry, R.Q.’s son, joins Standard Welders Supply after graduating from college.
Standard Welders Supply purchases Linde plant in Memphis, TN.
Kevin McEniry, son of Bob and grandson of R.Q., joins Standard Welders
Standard Welders Supply mergers with Mid-South Oxygen, owned by The Heppel Family, to form nexAir. Bob McEniry becomes CEO and Bill Vaughan becomes President of newly formed nexAir.
nexAir moves into Birmingham market, launching expansion outside the mid-south.
Kevin McEniry becomes CEO with new Executive Team. Bill Proctor named as President.
nexAir moves into Atlanta market
nexAir Carbonic formed as wholly owned subsidiary of nexAir with a sole focus on Dry Ice production

nexAir secures joint venture with Praxair.

nexAir acquires liquid carbon and dry ice facilities in Millington, Tennessee from Air Liquide increasing Carbonic business.

Praxair Distribution Southeast is merged into nexAir, increasing nexAir’s footprint across Florida and southeast Georgia.

Headquarters relocates to Crosstown Concourse.

nexAir acquires the Linde LifeGas and packaged gas products business in the southeastern US from Linde Gas North America, LLC expanding nexAir’s healthcare business under the nexAir Healthcare name

nexAir named as Best Managed US Company by Deloitte Private and
The Wall Street Journal