Out Of Season

Winter is a long season for me. I can’t really complain about the cold, partly because I grew up here, but mainly because I moved back here from Florida, on purpose, some twenty years ago. The shorter days may trigger some of that Seasonal Affective Disorder I hear about…or it may just be a subconscious response to my suppression of the desire to complain about the cold.

Maybe it’s a craving for blueberries. I really like blueberries, and they’re easy to come by in the summer, since a great many of them are grown just a few hours away, in Michigan. It’s hard, though, to find them in the winter, and, when you do, they’re almost always prohibitively expensive. That’s why I was so pleasantly surprised to find pint containers (yes; pints, not those pitiful little flat clamshell packs) of fresh blueberries, on sale, at the grocery store this week. I’m not sure why or how, but I’m stocking up now and asking questions later.

Just as the produce folks at my neighborhood grocery store are no respecters of seasons, neither are EXAIR’s customers. I had the pleasure of talking to a gentleman just the other day about a spot cooling application. We, of course, joked, “Why don’t you just take the part outside?” and it was funny for a moment…I am SO going back to Florida someday…but after I explained the operation of a Vortex Tube, he was anxious to try one out. By the way, he’s cooling brazed and welded joints on small metallic parts – if there’s a better suited year-round application for a Vortex Tube, I’m not sure what it is. And it worked so well, he called to place another order the same day he got his first Vortex Tube!

We’re getting our share of Static Eliminator applications, no doubt, as the dry air takes its toll. We’re even running a nice little promotion for a free AC Sensor with any Static Eliminator purchase, which seems akin to putting blueberries on sale in the middle of winter. Regardless of the time of year, it seems that showing appreciation for your customers never goes out of season.

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
EXAIR Corporation
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