NOVI, Mich. — General Filters Inc., manufacturers of residential, whole-house Indoor Air Quality products and furnace oil filters, announces the recent acquisition of Second Wind Air Purifier Inc. and Second Wind Air Purifier Ltd., manufacturers of ultraviolet light air purifiers throughout North America located in Princeton, Ontario, Canada and Buffalo, New York.   

As General Filters welcomes the Second Wind™ brand, the company believes that their expertise in the ultraviolet air purifier market will greatly contribute toward expanding its product offerings and providing a competitive edge in the ultraviolet market.

Second Wind Air Purifier is a recognized leader in in the industry and market, manufacturing ultraviolet air purification equipment for residential and commercial applications. Since its beginning in 1990, Second Wind™ Air Purifier has introduced dual wave length lamp technology and Ultraviolet Photo-catalytic (PCO) Air Purification; two powerful technologies. In addition, its products carry several patents, trademarks, and accreditations that speak to the strength and quality of these products in the market.

All Second Wind ultraviolet products are FDA Registered Class II Medical Devices. Through this certification, the opportunity exists for possible partial or full compensation on the purchase of Second Wind products through institutions like Medicare. 

Manufacturing assets will be relocated to Canadian General Filters in Toronto, Ontario. Additionally, Tom Wilson, previous owner, president, and CEO, of Second Wind, will join the General Filters team as air purification manager. 

“Having Tom on our team will be a tremendous advantage” said Bob Abraham, president and CEO, General Filters.  “Tom knows the products, the customers and the market. His knowledge and experience will surely drive significant growth of this business segment for General Filters.”

Second Wind Air Purifier products will remain available through existing sales channels and contacts. As phone numbers and sales staff will remain in place, Second Wind Air Purifier customers will experience minimal change or disruption.

Publication date: 11/6/2018


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