Posts by chreed

How to Winterize Your Air Compressor

Every winter seems to bring more extreme weather, and your air compressor needs to be up to the challenge of the long, harsh winter months. Most standard air compressors are designed for use at an ambient temperature of about 95° Fahrenheit. So the frigid temperatures of winter present a distinct set of challenges for air compressor systems.…

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Happy Veteran’s Day 2019

C.H. Reed remembers and honors all of those who’ve served in the United States Armed Forces. We would like to take this time to acknowledge, pay our respects, and salute C.H. Reed employees who’ve bravely served our country in the past. Thank you all for your sacrifice, hard work, and patriotism. Rick Miller: As the…

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Bullard Introduces BCX Communication System

Bullard, a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems, recently launched the BCX Communication System. This hands-free communication system allows workers to stay connected and safe on the job while working in confined spaces. The BCX lets you talk for up to eight hours and listen for up to 10 hours. Bullard BCX…

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Case Study – Electric Diaphragm Pumps for Flow Coating Applications

Flow coaters are a common coating tool used in many different industries and applications. Some examples include manufacturing of ceiling and acoustical tiles, UV coatings for wood flooring, cabinet and furniture components, flexographic inks, primers for doors and door skins and adhesives for packaging and corrugated box manufacturing. These materials (primer in this case study…

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A Mixture of Air Compressor Technologies Creates a Smart, Reliable System

A mixture of air compressor technologies creates a smart, reliable system for a local foundry. This customer recently purchased a Quincy QSI-1500 air compressor to replace two 150 HP compressors that were old and worn out. The facility still has two 200 HP air compressors from two different manufacturers, and an older Quincy QSI-1000. The…

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C.H. Reed Welcomes Matt Matuska

We are delighted to introduce our new Compressed Air System Specialist for our Ohio territories, Matt Matuska. Matt joins the Compressed Air Team with 4+ years of industrial solutions sales experience, a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA in business management from Walsh University in North Canton.  Matt is excited and eager to work…

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10 Ways to Reduce Air Compressor Costs

Air compressors can be one of the most vital tools in an industrial workplace. They complete a variety of tasks, including painting, drilling, and sanding. Compressors can also draw significant electricity — up to 30% of a site’s total electrical bill. This expenditure is why you need to take steps to maximize your compressor system’s efficiency. Not…

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Golf Outing 2019

Reed’s Annual Golf Extravaganza, R.A.G.E. for short, was held on Friday, July 12th 2019 at Hickory Heights Golf Club in Spring Grove, PA.  A lot of fun was had, bogey golf was shot (for most of us), and ongoing, trusted partnerships with our fantastic vendors were further developed.  Thank you to all of our employees…

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Case Study – Networking a New Compressor to an Old System

Networking a New Air Compressor to an Old Compressed Air System A local manufacturing company needed to increase their production capacity. With more production equipment, the demand for compressed air increased. They wanted something big enough to support them now, with an eye towards further expansion in the future. After reviewing the customer’s needs, and…

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How to Increase Transfer Efficiency in Your Paint Finishing Process

Finishing operations throughout America constantly strive to improve efficiency in their paint and coating processes. As the industrial finishing market increases in competition, leading operations prudently look for better methods to decrease material consumption, promote higher environmental values and control harmful exposures to their workforce. One of the best ways to achieve all three goals…

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