General Distributing Company is a family owned business that has been serving Montana since 1948. Glenn E. Bliss bought into the company in approximately 1952 and slowly grew the company, relying on core values of integrity and being a good neighbor and member of the community. His son Glenn F. Bliss became President in the 1970s and oversaw a steady growth and expansion of the operations across Montana with support and customer service into Canada. Today, General Distributing is under the leadership of the third generation of the Bliss family. Glenn W. Bliss (G. W.) has been President of the company since 1999. Eric Bliss is Vice President and Brian Bliss is Bozeman branch manager.
General Distributing has two primary business segments: industrial and medical. With the industrial business, we focus on industrial welding gases, specialty gases, welding and plasma equipment and accessories, and safety supplies. Our primary customer base is farm and agriculture, construction, mining, power plants, structural steel, and fabricators.
General Distributing’s medical division focuses on medical and specialty gases and medical equipment and supplies. Our primary customers are hospitals, home health care companies, surgery centers, physicians, dentists, veterinarian clinics, and research institutions.
General Distributing serves over 5,000 customers across the state of Montana. We supply bulk liquid nitrogen for industrial customers and bulk liquid medical oxygen for medical customers. Our corporate office is in Great Falls with branches in Butte, Bozeman, Helena, and Billings.
As always, we are focused on exceeding our customer’s expectations by providing first class service, technical expertise, and quality products. We always strive to find ways to improve and to live our corporate core values of family, focus, enthusiasm, integrity, and community.