Company selected by Grainger out of more than 5,000 suppliers
June 22, 2017
American Air Filter Co. Inc., dba AAF Intl. and its subsidiary, Flanders Corp., has been named the Grainger Partners in Performance Supplier of the Year for 2016. The award was announced earlier this month at a special event held in Chicago. AAF Flanders is the only company to receive this honor two years in a row.
Louisiana site will produce HFO-1234yf for automobile applications
June 5, 2017
Honeywell has started commercial operations at its new manufacturing plant in Geismar, Louisiana to meet growing global demand for hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf, a next-generation mobile air conditioning refrigerant. According to Honeywell, with this start-up, the plant has become the world's largest site for producing HFO-1234yf, which is sold commercially as Solstice® yf.
Uponor North America is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with completion expected by January 2018. The $17.4 million investment will be used toward the expansion of an additional 58,000 square feet to increase manufacturing capacity to meet customer demand. This is the 10th expansion since Uponor began operations in Apple Valley in 1990. The most recent expansion took place in 2016 when the company invested $18 million and added 88,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility.
Part of Governor’s ‘Fighting for Florida’s Future’ tour
May 23, 2017
Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited RGF Environmental Group Inc. during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. A global manufacturer headquartered in Riviera Beach, Florida, RGF has created more than 50 new jobs over the past four years, currently employs more than 130 Floridians, and is actively seeking new hires to fill 25 new work stations.
OEMs are striving to improve efficiencies at all costs and seeking ways to offer better options and improved solutions to consumers. However, in the blower marketplace, tightening global regulations are forcing manufacturers to create products that cater to highly-specific consumer needs based upon different requirements in different regions.
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