AirPro’s story began in a humble 3,000 square foot building in the Old Industrial Park of Rhinelander, a small town in the frozen Wisconsin Northwoods. Founded by Keith White in 2002, AirPro has experienced consistent and exciting growth. In December 2014, we expanded once again.
12 years, 6 Expansions
Only two years after our founding, AirPro’s first expansion was the 2004 purchase of AirPro North, a new 8,500 square foot facility 5 miles north of Rhinelander. Throughout the following years, AirPro continued to experience the same steady growth which resulted in 4 major expansions to the existing manufacturing facility.
- 2006 – Manufacturing space doubled.
- 2008 – “High Bay” added: Increased manufacturing to 20,000 square feet enabling AirPro to handle the larger 8+ ton fans being built.
- 2010 – Major auxiliary additions such as a paint booth and testing facility.
- 2012 – Shipping & Receiving extended to address the continuing increase in production. This addition expanded AirPro North to its current capacity of around 50,000 square feet.
God has blessed our hard work and determination with increasing success. Twelve years after our founding, AirPro expanded for the 6th time. In the Fall of 2014, we purchased a second 32,000 square foot location, AirPro West, which is also located in Rhinelander. This acquisition marks a 2,300% increase in overall square footage in 12 years.
Exciting 2014 developments
In March, AirPro announced the launch of its new Industrial Exhauster Radial Shrouded (IERS) fan. This new product provides increased efficiency in our family of Industrial Exhauster fans which enables us to continue serving our customers with the best industrial centrifugal fans on the market.
In October, AirPro announced the improved Radial-Tipped (RTHS) fan design. After a year of analysis and testing, AirPro released a radial-tipped wheel design which resulted in higher pressure and greater flow while maintaining the premium efficiency and superior pricing.
Another exciting development was our newly designed website, which was launched in early December. The new design allows for faster, easier navigation and a better understanding of AirPro and its products & service. myAirPro is further emphasized because of the integral part it plays in our customers’ quoting & ordering experience. Quality, service, & integrity have been the foundation of our customer relationships and will continue to impact every aspect of the AirPro way.
AirPro – Born to Lead!
What started in 2002 as an idea with 4 employees in a 3,000 square foot facility has steadily grown to an exciting, vibrant, innovative leader in our industry. AirPro is proud of its American heritage and we are excited to declare that we are built in the USA. We are thankful for the thousands of companies and individuals who have chosen AirPro as their premier industrial fan manufacturer. We know that AirPro’s success is tied to our customers’ success. So AirPro will continue to lead with quality, service, & integrity as we build each fan as if we own, operate, and maintain it. Because we own it before you do!