Rotobrush International and AirAdvice Inc. are teaming up to help provide contractors with residential lead generation.

“This partnership is a natural fit as both Rotobrush and AirAdvice are dedicated to helping contractors offer quality IAQ solutions to consumers,” said Lane Jeffryes, CEO and president of Rotobrush. “Research shows that the majority of homeowners will purchase a service once provided with a professional analysis of the problem and a recommended solution. By collaborating with AirAdvice to offer its unique HomeAdvice product, we can now offer contractors a complete solution for residential IAQ problem identification and solving. It’s these types of value-added services that make the difference to a homeowner when considering which contractor to hire.”

Once a contractor places the HomeAdvice monitor in a home, it continually measures and transmits data concerning six areas of air quality, including temperature, humidity, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, particulates and volatile organic compounds such as chemicals and odors. This data is transmitted to the AirAdvice data center. Contractors log into the company’s website to generate a report from the data. The report diagnoses IAQ issues and provides solutions. The contractor can then share the report with homeowners as part of their IAQ services.



Hartzell expands

manufacturing facility

Hartzell Air Movement broke ground on a construction project that will add 30,000 square feet to the company’s manufacturing space in Piqua, Ohio.

The company said the new facility will allow for the production of fans with centrifugal wheel widths of up to 89 inches in all materials of construction.

Known as the High Bay project, it will also feature a 23-foot under hook crane height and a new 30-inch by 30-inch sand blast room. In addition, the new manufacturing plant will provide four additional 10-ton cranes for the movement of very large fans.

“This project is partially funded by tax credits through the state of Ohio. With the addition of the larger manufacturing space, Hartzell expects to add 50 jobs to its air movement division over the next five years,” said Michel Bardo, Hartzell’s chief financial officer.

Jeff Bannister, Hartzell CEO, said the expansion will allow the company to keep growing.

“This project will allow Hartzell to help meet the growing demand for large, industrial fans, particularly for semi-conductor manufacturers, mining, heavy industry, wastewater, etc.,” he said.