The Professor’s Game Show!

Professor Penurious is up to something new.  I think he has been watching way too much daytime television.  Take a look and let us know if we need to limit his TV time.

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
RussBowman@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_RB

A Ride Down Memory Lane

The past few weeks been very busy, both here at EXAIR and at home.    Last night was the first night in quite some time where I arrived home to a quiet house and which afforded me some time to decompress and process. I had roughly one hour of time before my wife and daughters got home and so I sat down and just stopped thinking about everything.   I turned the TV on and my Home Theater PC was going through all the pictures that we have stored on it as a slide show.

The pictures ranged from family gatherings before we had kids to my first daughter’s birth (wow, there are a lot of pictures of that first kid!), through time and up to the present which finds me with a 4 year old and a 16 month old.  You can even see our two dogs growing older in the pictures from every month.

In no time at all the hour was up and I heard the garage door opening up.  Then got to see the three women that make my life awesome come through the door – and its a great event to have young kids who still celebrate seeing their dad for the first time in a day.

Many of us have such busy lives that I’m sure you can appreciate some down time at home which allows you to refocus. It certainly helped me to bring everything here at EXAIR right back into focus.  EXAIR keeps pushing forward (in case you haven’t noticed) with expanded product lines, new products, new people and new services.  We’ve come a long way since we began in 1983.  Instead of a single product sheet for a catalog we now have a 164 page catalog and every single product line has grown to encompass more and more models.   Our product lines aren’t the only thing that have grown also.  You can see just how much we have grown by the many co-ops, Professor Penurious has enlisted, I mean employed. He’s had so many co-ops he has a slide show of his own.

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So if you haven’t seen our newest items or are still rocking the timeless Catalog 99 because you like vintage items – give us a call or visit our website at EXAIR.com, a lot has changed but our top notch service remains.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

Today We Say Goodbye

Today is a sadhappy, well let’s just say it’s a day here at EXAIR.   It is back to school time throughout most of the country and sadly enough, it is the last day of our Co-Op’s final quarter semester as a Co-Op.

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You may notice him from his star role in films such as, Escape To The Planet Of Professor Penurious, Will It Launch, Penurious 2012, What I Do, and The Professor “Raps”? I’m Speechless.   Yes, he is the first and only Co-Op here to get a face tattoo, for work purposes.   Needless to say the Co-Op program here at EXAIR is not the normal engineering Co-Op experience.

We like to think that we have given our Co-Op the experience of a lifetime.   The truth is, he has learned a good amount about compressed air and how to save it, mostly thanks to The Professor.  Below is Prof. Penurious in his casual Friday dress with the Co-Op and his trophy of things that didn’t make it through his time of use here at EXAIR.

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We all wish him a great final year at the wonderful University of Cincinnati, along with a great future even after he graduates.  Hopefully for him it will be far away from the Professor.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

Blogging After The Professor

Well, The Professor has done it again.  He has managed to once again step outside the lab and find another way to express his love for EXAIR.  In case you didn’t see the next billboard number one hit music video, here’s a link.  It’s never easy trying to come up with something to blog about after the Professor posts one of his videos so I thought I would just share a simple bit of information.

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In 2013, EXAIR will be celebrating 30 years of being in business.  We have come a long way from a simple two-sided sales flier to the current 164 FULL page FULL COLOR catalog.  We’ve added more and more ways for our customers to reach us. Instead of just a phone number you can call, chat, email, tweet, facebook, visit in person, fax or even use snail mail.  Not only do we have all those avenues set in place, we use them on a daily basis. We have also added our mobile site into the mix and even include QR code labels on our parts for easy access to information while in the field.  Every month, we release an informal/how to video created by one of the Application Engineers and we blog almost daily.   I don’t know of many companies that have as many ways to communicate and get a fast answer as EXAIR.  Not only do we help with information as fast as possible, we ship in-stock orders on the same day.  That is any catalog item, shipped within the states, as long as we have the order by 3:30 PM EST, it ships.  Not many companies can even come close to that.

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I’m sure there will be many more blog posts this year about our upcoming anniversary, and I can’t quite express how happy I am that I can be part of this event.  It’s not easy to be at the top and be the market leader, but we won’t accept anything less.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

Heading to IMTS this week? Already There? If not you should be.

If you have any ties to manufacturing, then I am sure you have heard of IMTS.  Just in case you haven’t it is only the largest Manufacturing Technology show in the states and it is going on this week, in Chicago at McCormick Place.  The show has all of the latest and greatest in manufacturing and technology under one roof.  Not only can you see the newest products but you can also educate yourself through the IMTS edu booth.  Needless to say, if you aren’t there, get there.  That is unless you have a good excuse like me, wife could be having a baby at any moment.

It just so happens that EXAIR has a team that is en route to IMTS right now.  You may know them by their Twitter accounts, @EXAIR_JP, @EXAIR_KE, and even @ProfPenurious.  The three of them will be at the IMTSedu booth starting at 4:30 PM CST discussing social media in manufacturing.  This is the same time that the IMTSedu booth is hosting a tweetup.  Not only does this give you a chance to meet some of our crew face to face but it may also help you see how social media could help your business and brand.  Not to mention you may even get to hear a few of the infamous #DearJoe sayings, and see Professor Penurious outside of his lab.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

Replace the Worry with a Song

Everyone has something that they can’t stop thinking about at some point in time.  Many of us have those nagging worries, or things we haven’t gotten around to fixing yet. Many of us also get that song stuck in our head.  I always get the theme song to Sanford & Son stuck in my head and proceed to whistle it around the office causing others to sing it for the rest of the day as well.

For most of the engineers here we are constantly thinking of compressed air and ways to save.  I know the Professor is always thinking about new ways to save compressed air and how to broadcast his message to the masses.   For some of our customers the amount of compressed air they are wasting is often on their mind and that is where we can help. We understand the efficiency of your compressed air is one of those areas lower on the priority list, but still rolling around in the back of your head. We know that once you get enough time to address your compressed air, another fire needs to be put out or your boss hands you another top priority project.

Let EXAIR be worried about the amount of compressed air you are wasting, with minimal information and time we can help you reduce the inefficiencies in your processes.  You should have the luxury of getting songs stuck in your head because you know your compressed air is being used efficiently and effectively.

If you have compressed air on the brain, give us a call and we’ll help you get the waste off your mind and might even be able to suggest a song to celebrate.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF