SIDNEY — “Air Handling celebrated our 41st year in business with a great year of growth.” reported Kurt Barhorst, president.
His report follows:
Air Handling will add a Columbus, Ohio, operation to the existing two locations in Sidney and Milford, Ohio. Columbus is a city that is growing and we are excited by the many opportunities this will provide! We are currently interviewing for both Sales and Service Technicians in that market.
The Sidney and Milford locations both experienced growth in 2018. The Milford location was established in 2015 and is led by Jeff Minks. Jeff has been actively selling for more than 14 years in the Cincinnati market. He has been with Air Handling for 3.5 years and each year has grown Air Handling’s market share.
The Sidney location, originally founded as the local LeROI distributor in 1977, likewise had a strong year of growth in 2018. We have noted in these reports previously that Air Handling focuses on our four core departments of Equipment Sales, Parts Sales, Compressor Services, and Compressor Rentals. We experienced increased sales in all four of these areas. Jeff Pleiman, Operations Manager, oversaw both locations and managed this growth.
Air Handling represents the Gardner Denver brand of air compressors. Gardner Denver’s acquisition of CompAir and LeROI air compressors has been a very good thing for Air Handling and our customers. The benefits include a product that is made in the USA, a 5-year parts and labor warranty program, 10-year rotary screw warranty program and energy efficient product offerings.
The Sales Department has been led by Aaron Lacy for over 16 years. This department experienced another successful year of total unit sales and revenue. David Bartlett joined the sales team in 2017. David, has over 16 years of compressed air experience. He is working to grow AHE’s Northern market share, primarily focusing his efforts in the Lima and Findlay areas.
The Internet of Things (IOT) continues to take a stronger hold in the industrial market. The systems we are installing today provide the industrial facility with real time access to data relating to their compressed air system. This information allows them to make instant adjustments and forecast for their future needs.
Air Handling’s efforts in this area were once again acknowledged by DP&L, when they were recognized as one of DP&L’s top channel partners in 2018.