The latest and greatest news from EXAIR that you may have seen in trade magazines is our High Lift Reversible Drum Vac System. While some of you may have seen these in the catalog and possibly even bought one before you saw this picture in a magazine, we hadn’t released them to the world through press yet. This latest addition to our Industrial Housekeeping product line will help you remove liquid from sunken pits, wells and below grade vessels. The High Lift Reversible Drum Vac provides up to 15′ of lift while pumping 38 gallons per minute! As with many of our other vacuums there are no moving parts to wear out or fail and they can be run continuously in harsh conditions. These vacuums are the workhorses of our Industrial Housekeeping product line and could be the last vacuum you ever buy! So stop burning up electric vacuum motors and take advantage of our 30 day unconditional trial to test it for yourself.
We generate so many new products that the magazines can’t keep up with them, that is unless you would want to see a miniature EXAIR catalog in the new products section of your favorite trade magazine. So keep an eye out, you might just notice something that we snuck onto the web page or into the catalog without you noticing. As long as our customers continue to have a need for new and different product, we will continue to support them and expand our product offering. To top it all off, we will never bore you with the same press release month after month or year after year trying to act like a product is actually new.
That’s right, I think I can successfully use the great R.E.M. song,(as long as you switch world with year) which has been used several times throughout this blog’s life.
The fact of the matter is, 2014 captured us in its vortex and carried us right into 2015. It was a wild ride both at the office and home. To start the year off right we continued releasing new products and kept it up for every month of the year. 2014 product additions are listed below with a link to their Press Release:
Keep your eyes open for continued new products throughout 2015.
On top of all the new product releases, we had quite a bit of change in our offices as well. In February, I was appointed as the new Application Engineer Manager, this was made possible by Kirk Edwards becoming the Director of Sales and Marketing. In March we welcomed Justin Nicholl as a new Application Engineer to the team. In April we said goodbye to one of our most experienced Application Engineers with Joe Panfalone retiring (HR has had it easy ever since). Then in October we welcomed John Ball to our International Application Engineer department. So needless to say we have been busy here.
At home, I recently welcomed my third daughter into the world the weekend after Thanksgiving and the house hasn’t been the same since. If you notice I start to blog more about unicorns and glitter, then you will know that I haven’t gotten out of the house that much.
For the 19th consecutive year we recorded a 99.9% on time shipping record (it was actually 99.97%!) and we have to thank all of our customer service, production and shipping/receiving folks for all they do to keep our performance at that level – amazing!
Our social media efforts included 269 blogs, increasing our YouTube channel videos to 52, started a G+ page, and even kept Professor Penurious (and his videos) around for another year. We expanded our website Knowledge Base by adding 6 more case studies, increasing our FAQ’s and updating the PowerPoint presentations available for download.
All of this action made for a fantastic 2014. We thank all of you for doing business with EXAIR and appreciating our quirks (aka Professor Penurious/our individual Twitter accounts). May your 2015 be a great year.
I watch an awful lot of television. I always have. I grew up in the 1970’s, and I can STILL remember the sixth sense that my friends and I seemed to possess, regarding the imminent air time of our favorite shows. We could be engaged in the most epic Friday evening whiffle ball game EVER, but a few minutes before 8pm, we all became acutely aware that The Incredible Hulk was about to come on, followed by The Dukes Of Hazzard. Throughout the week, our games might be called on account of weather or darkness, but on Fridays, they’d be called on account of Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk) and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke.) It’s entirely likely that this was triggered by the subtle reinforcement of having viewed a short advertisement earlier in the week, shown multiple times, just to make sure it stuck:
For the record, we didn’t watch Dallas an awful lot. We got sent to bed right about then. In retrospect, I’m glad.
In the present age of Digital TV and programmable DVR’s, I honestly don’t watch too many shows when they’re actually being aired. And with the fast forward function, I don’t catch too many commercials, except when (much to my wife and sons’ chagrin) I back up to see if I might be interested in. And yes, it’s usually food or vehicle-related. I’m usually in the mood for a cheeseburger, and…don’t tell her…but I may be purchasing a pickup truck very soon.
But I digress. I got to thinking about the effectiveness of commercials when I had the pleasure of discussing a blow off application with a caller recently. He was looking for a way to keep the lens of laser sensors clean…there are three sensors located inside his machine, and they are used to check & control the exact positioning of precision machined parts. As good as they are at doing so, just a little bit of coolant spray on the lens will have a pretty bad effect on their operation. When he started describing the sensor to me, I knew exactly what he was looking for, because I’d seen something just like it in a “commercial”…
When I showed it to him, he agreed that it was exactly what he was looking for. I feel bad that I neglected to tell our Marketing folks how easy they made it for me to solve this application until now…but they totally rocked it. Thanks!
Our Application Engineers work with them to publish Press Releases, Newsletters, Case Studies, Application Database entries, and more, on a regular basis. I encourage you to check out our Media Center and Knowledge Base (registration required, but it’s free and easy) to get an idea of the full range of our abilities to solve your compressed air product applications. We can start there, and if you ever have any questions, give us a call. We’re eager to help.