Lee Free from Centro, Inc.

One of the most interesting sales reps in the industrial fan industry hails from Shelby County, Tennessee and if asked in the 1980s if he would be a Division Sales Manager for a supplier of automation and product solutions, he probably would have given the side-eye and kept walking. In this month’s Rep Highlight we introduce you to Mr. Lee Free of Centro, Inc.

This RTHS 490 fan for a recycling and salvage facility in Texas required a custom design to withstand a rugged and demanding environment. Our radial tipped fan is our sturdiest heavy-duty fan, suited perfectly for this abrasive application and location. Designed to move high volumes of air at low to high pressure, this enormous fan handles both clean and dirty airstreams with ease.

This ID Fan was built for a waste treatment plant and offers strong performance with minimal energy costs. The backward curved impeller can move high volumes of air at high static pressures with high static efficiencies. Installed in 2017, the plant manager boasted that “this fan has been running 24/7 since 2017 and I have not had one single issue.” This fan is the M1 Abrams of industrial fans!

Cleveland, OH, best known as the hometown of NBA superstar Lebron James, is also home to one of the leading industrial air filtration and ventilation companies in the U.S. right now. 3B Air Systems specializes in air filtration systems with a particular focus on customer success. For these reasons, Mike Krayer, owner and founder of 3B Air Systems, is the focus of this month’s AirPro Rep Highlight.

AirPro engineers designed this custom baghouse fan for a Mississippi River barge that unloads corn and soybeans. This fan connects to a larger zipper duct that moves down the barge. Featuring a 54.2” diameter backward curved wheel, the fan is direct drive with an arrangement 8 configuration and includes a pie-split housing for easy maintenance access to the wheel/shaft.