AJ Manufacturing moves to larger facility
By HPAC MagazineEngineering Forced Air HPAC General HVAC Systems
AJ Manufacturing, a manufacturer of stainless steel air distribution products, has moved to a new 70,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and headquarters with 50-per cent more capacity. The facility is in suburban Kansas City, MO. A new tower loader for its laser cutting machines gives the company multiple automated high-speed lasers that can run 24 hours a day. The facility also features a new powder coating system.
A-J Manufacturing Company, Inc. was founded in the mid 1920s and has always manufactured sheet metal products. The letters A and J represent the last names of two of the founding fathers of the company.A-J flourished during and immediately after World War II, and at one time was one of the nation’s largest residential and light commercial manufacturers. Sometime during the mid 1960s, due to a number of different factors, the company began to decline and continued to suffer until 1974 when Bob Haake took over. Under Haake’s leadership, A-J strengthened its involvement in the HVAC Industry and began growing again. Eventually, A-J began specializing in the stainless steel production of custom commercial HVAC grilles, registers and diffusers.
Today, A-J is a lean, just-in-time, manufacturer, and the company continues to produce commercial stainless steel HVAC products with a strong emphasis on products specifically designed for sterile environments.
Its complete line of stainless steel air distribution products include:
- Stainless steel supply grilles
- Return grilles
- Hinged/removable grilles
- Perimeter slot diffusers
- Flat radial diffusers
- Hinged radial diffusers
- Hemispherical radial diffusers
- Laminar flow diffusers