February 9, 2018
Guardair Corporation® Appoints New Director of Global Supply Chain – Mark J. Wysk
Guardair Corporation, the largest U.S. manufacturer of OSHA compliant safety air guns and pneumatic vacuums, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Wysk as the new Director of Global Supply Chain. Mark brings 30 years of industrial purchasing management experience, including international sourcing, tool industry knowledge, and materials expertise.
In his new role at Guardair, Mark will support manufacturing through innovative sourcing strategies and optimizing cost-saving opportunities in conjunction with annual operating plans. His focus is building and strengthening partnerships providing true strategic relationships. "Mark's expertise in improving productivity, quality and efficiency of supply chain operations is a tremendous asset as we continue to grow" states Tom Tremblay, President of Guardair Corporation. "We are thrilled to have him join our team."
Mark was most recently the Corporate Director of Procurement at Simonds International. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Manager of Global Sourcing for Lenox. Mark holds a MS in Engineering Management and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, both from Western New England College. He currently serves as the President of the Institute for Supply Management of Western New England and has published articles in Supply Chain World Magazine and Cutting Tool Engineering.
February 20, 2017
Introducing an Innovative Solution to an Age-Old Industrial Cleaning Problem
Guardair Corporation introduces the Blind Hole Vacuum to meet the challenge of cleaning out blind holes in metal, wood, and plastic work pieces.
Guardair Corporation, the largest U.S. manufacturer of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant safety air guns and pneumatic vacuums, has developed an innovative product for cleaning out blind holes in metal, wood, and plastic work pieces.
Designed to safely suck up debris normally trapped in blind holes, the BH 4000 Blind Hole Vacuum provides a thorough and fast cleaning process for busy manufacturing environments. Powered by standard shop compressed air, the unit features a powerful pneumatic vacuum paired with an on-demand, air-agitator that loosens and lifts chips or debris lying deep within blind holes or crevices.
Equipped with a clear-view window that ensures precision positioning for maximum performance, the BH4000 features a 5-foot hose that provides flexible reach. Capable of mounting on any vertical surface, the versatile Blind Hole Vacuum is equipped with a 5.5-gallon, chemical resistant container and a standard air filter.
“Manufacturers know that blind holes create real issues when it comes to safe cleaning practices, since workers are apt to pick up a nearby air gun and blow out the debris without much thought,” says Thomas Tremblay, President of Guardair. “With the Blind Hole Vacuum, we’ve made that process much safer, and easier, for a wide-variety of work environments.”
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September 19, 2016
Guardair Corporation Appoints New Director of Sales – Elizabeth Courtwright
Guardair Corporation, the largest U.S. manufacturer of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant safety air guns and pneumatic vacuums, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Courtwright has joined the organization as its new Director of Sales.
Elizabeth brings to Guardair more than 20 years of experience selling in the industrial manufacturing industry. Elizabeth will focus on creating revenue growth through distribution, as well as in direct sales.
“We are very pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Beth Courtwright has accepted the position of Director of Sales at Guardair Corporation,” said Thomas Tremblay, President of Guardair. “Beth comes to us with a wealth of experience in the Industrial MRO space, and specifically within the tool business. Most recently she was the National Sales Manager for Makita USA where she led a nationwide sales team. Her experience working with some of our top distributors will be beneficial to her role here at Guardair, especially with our new products that are rolling out within the next few months.”
February 25, 2014
Guardair Corporation® Introduces Pneumatic Gun Vac® with New Flexible ExtensionThe hand‐held Gun Vac features a new tapered 18” flexible metal extension that accommodates all standard 1¼” vacuum accessories and attachments.
Guardair Corporation®, a world-class manufacturer of pneumatic tools used for cleaning and maintenance, announces pneumatic Flexible Gun Vac® with new 18” tapered flexible metal extension. The tapered vacuum inlet accepts all standard 1 1/4” vacuum accessories expanding the attachment options for use with the Gun Vac. The Gun Vac, designed for industrial cleaning applications, produces twice the power of standard shop vacuums.
The flexible metal extension makes cleaning easy in hard-to-reach areas by capturing debris versus blowing it around. Powered by compressed air, the lightweight Flexible Gun Vac has no electric motor to burn out. The high filtration collection bag makes it ideal for cleaning metal chips, dirt, dust, and finer materials such as powders and talc. The bag attaches to the rear of the vacuum and features a zipper making it easy to empty. It also has an internal stiffener that prevents sagging and sharp objects from penetrating the exterior of the bag.
Additional features include:
• Lightweight all-metal construction
• 18" X 1 5/16" O.D. tapered flexible metal extension
• Engineered contoured comfort grip
• Eyelet for convenient hanging/storage
• High filtration collection bag with zipper
• Dual 1/4" FNPT air inlets (bottom and rear) - allow for ease of installation and operation
• Meets OSHA Standards
• Made in USA
• Part number: 1548
For more information or to locate a distributor or dealer visit www.guardaircorp.com
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May 16, 2013
Nortech Vacuum Products® Announces New ATEX Approved Pneumatic Vacuums for Hazardous Locations
Nortech Vacuum Products®, a division of Guardair Corporation®, has announced a new line of
ATEX Approved Pneumatic Vacuums for hazardous locations. The new vacuums eliminate the threat of static electricity by combining static conductive design with inherently safe pneumatic vacuum technology. They are approved for hazardous environments; meeting the requirements for use in Class I, Group A, B, C & D, and Class II, Groups E, F, and G; and is ATEX-approved (EX) for zones 1, 2, 21, and 22.
Regular vacuums can unintentionally create static electricity that can be dangerous in locations with perilous vapors or combustible dust. Currently there are no standards that exist to certify pneumatic vacuums for safe use in hazardous locations within the United States; however Europe has developed standards known as ATEX Directives. That said, Nortech recently engaged a UK- based and nationally recognized testing laboratory to certify their ATEX Approved Pneumatic Vacuums against the ATEX Directives.
"The number of fires due to combustible dust within industrial plants has been increasing, prompting an immediate need to create a safer work environment throughout all factories, plants, worksites, etc.," said Eric Mills, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Guardair Corporation, a leading manufacturer of pneumatic equipment used for industrial cleaning and maintenance. "We have always taken pride in our focus on worker safety and the ATEX Approved Pneumatic Vacuums are no exception."
The ATEX Approved Pneumatic Vacuums run entirely off compressed air and are available in 30 and 55 gallon drum units. They come complete with three grounding options, 1 1/2" or 2" vac hose, static conductive air supply hose and fittings, and all metal pick-up tools. The static conductive attachments, electrically bonded internal components, and multiple grounded options eliminate static electricity at the source. Given their safety and power, the Nortech ATEX Approved Pneumatic Vacuums are perfect for any wet or dry industrial cleaning applications where vacuum technology is used.
They are certified to the ATEX Standards as follows: ATEX II2 GD c IIC T6, which is equivalent to National Fire Protection Association 70: NEC Rating:
• Class I Division 1** Groups A, B, C, D T6 (** Zone 1 only)
• Class II Division 1 Groups E, F, G T6
• Class III
For more information call (800) 482-7324 or visit www.guardaircorp.com.
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February 18, 2011
Guardair Donates Vacuums
Guardair Corporation recently made a donation of Nortech 55 Gallon Pneumatic Drum Vacuums to First Response Team of America. First Response Team responds to various natural and environmental disasters such as floods, and fires, armed with specialized equipment, advanced communication systems, and a commitment to save lives and restore hope—and they do so free of charge.
During July, 2010 the First Response Team employed Nortech vacuums in clean-up efforts relating to the Gulf oil spill. Guardair is pleased that Nortech products were put to good use and to support the First Response Team in future environmental clean-up efforts. More information on First Response Team of America can be found at: www.firstresponseteam.org.
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July 29, 2010
Nortech Vacuums Used in Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up!
Guardair Corporation is pleased to report that our Nortech pneumatic vacuums are being used to help clean up the recent Gulf oil spill. As reported on the July 28, 2010 PBS NEWS HOUR, First Response Team of America was spotlighted for their efforts. First Response Team, a non-profit organization that responds to natural and environmental disasters, has been operating Nortech vacuums to capture sludge and oil balls that have washed ashore onto Gulf beaches.
Mounted on a mobile trailer with a standard 185 cfm air compressor, Nortech vacuums proved to be ideally suited for such environmental clean up efforts. See the First Response Team and Nortech vacuums in action by clicking on the video button below.
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Industrial Supply Association
April 12-15, 2018
Fastenal Customer Expo
April 17-19, 2018
June 3-6, 2018
San Antonio, TX
AD Industrial North American Meeting
October 21-24, 2018
National Safety Council Expo
October 22-24, 2018
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December 7-8, 2018