Our Mission

To provide innovative and competitive retail solutions to our clients, with superior service, by our well trained associates guided by engaged leadership.

Our Vision

To provide a best-in-class experience with the reputation as the leading provider of packaged gases and supplies among our customers, team members, shareholders, vendors and within the communities we serve.

Our Focus

Delivering Innovative Solutions - We start by listening to the needs of our customers.  Our innovative value-added solutions are developed based upon a clear understanding of each of our customer's needs.     

Easy to do Business With - Open communications and a consistent commitment to honesty, fairness and transparency result in valued long-term business relationships.       

Market Leadership - Our focus will always be on our customers needs and the needs of the people that consume our products.   The changing needs of the marketplace will guide us to new and innovative products, brands, packaging, programs and service.      

A Commitment to Excellence - We strive to exceed our customer's expectations by delivering excellence in all we do.   

The Leadership Team  

 

Brinkley Brown

Brinkley Brown started working for Thoroughbred in 2004 and has advanced to Director of Sales and Operations.   Brinkley oversees Operations, Special Sales Projects and Inside Sales.

Tom Thorburn

Tom Thorburn joined the company in 2008.  In 2018 Tom was promoted to the Director of Sales and Product Development.   Tom is responsible for Outside Sales and the development of new and existing gas and product sales.

History and Company Overview  

In 2002, Thoroughbred Industrial Cylinder Exchange was created by The Scott-Gross Company, a 50 year old welding supply distributor based in Lexington, KY.   Philip Scott, the former Scott-Gross Company President, provided the industry knowledge, working capital, and market insight that led to the successful launch.

Thoroughbred Industrial Cylinder Exchange has developed the most complete and safely packaged cylinder and gas exchange program in the industry.   Our network includes over 1,000 cylinder exchange locations across the Central and Eastern United States.  Our customers include Farm & Fleet, Hardware, Do It Yourself, Automotive and Industrial customers. 

Our company continues to grow as we respond to our customers needs.