Aire Technologies evolved into a new level of manufacturing and sales growth recently via an asset acquisition of Leader Industries in Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. Leader Industries had a vast offering of steel dampers, louvers, penthouses, aluminum gravity ventilators, and extruded aluminum dampers. This provided much needed larger sized dampers, new configurations and extruded aluminum products new to Aire Technologies to propel our business into the larger, engineered, bid and spec market with a much broader range of product offering. We are poised for continued aggressive growth.
Providing Solutions to the HVAC Industry
Aire Technologies is a progressive and innovative manufacturer of air management, air control, and HVAC life safety devices. We have developed a unique CRD frame design. We have heavily incorporated automation for manufacture of subcomponents, and we rely on lean six sigma continuous process improvement. Our commitment to provide an unequalled customer experience and craftsmanship in our products is the drive that makes us who we are.
Aire Technologies’ continued success in the multi-family, commercial, and Industrial HVAC segments will be based upon the continued development of progressive, engineering focused, air management and life safety solutions. These include such innovative capabilities as Rev-it 3D BIM capabilities, and a new web-based pricing program. A completely new Aire Technologies extruded aluminum product category emerged including commercial and severe duty (Miami Dade County) rated louvers, penthouses, and aluminum gravity ventilators have emerged in our Wagoner, Oklahoma facility. The motorized leakage rated damper line (combination fire & smoke dampers) has grown to include larger single-section sizes, multi-section dampers, corridor, and out-of-wall dampers that include many options such as smoke detectors, and blade indicator packages for automation.
The DMI Companies Wagoner, Oklahoma facility houses Aire Technologies newest equipment and manufacturing capabilities along with shared resources, warehousing, and shipping for Aire Technologies. The extruded aluminum product manufacturing was operational in December of 2019. Insulated CRD Boots (57IB’s) were relocated from our Pennsylvania facility to Wagoner in July of 2020 to free up space and capacity for continued growth in PA. We now manufacture the products in the region in which they are most frequently used, effectively reducing transit time and shipping costs. This represents a significant growth and performance opportunity for Aire Technologies and our customers.
Aire Technologies is currently building redundancy of the heavily taxed CRD (True-Truss, wood truss UL classified devices for multi-family) manufacturing by initiating a large-scale resource taxing project intended to double CRD manufacturing capacity for Aire Technologies for 2021 and beyond. Production capabilities will add much needed redundancy to our current highest volume product lines. This will aid in building momentum in our efforts to expand much further west. It will improve our turnaround times and even enable us to reduce our lead times to a highly competitive region. We will leverage our capabilities to reduce transit time and shipping costs from Pittsburgh by manufacturing the desired products regionally.