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New Role Created in Buffalo to Help Small Businesses with HVAC Concerns During Pandemic

(From Buffalo Business First // August 4,  2020) People are slowly floating back to offices, and as they do so, they’re asking themselves, “What’s floating in the air?”

One Western New York company is hoping to provide an answer.

R.P. Fedder has created a new position to address questions about indoor air quality during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nick Inglima, hired into the role as an inside salesperson, will be responsible for educating small businesses owners and managers about the risks of indoor air space and recommended HVAC solutions.

R.P. Fedder is targeting businesses with a regular flow of people coming and going, including small manufacturing floors, retail stores, restaurants and private medial and dental practices.

“Many small businesses have long-standing hygiene and safety practices in place that are relevant to their business model,” says Chris Fox, president of R.P. Fedder Industrial, LLC.

“However, managing indoor air quality to prevent the transmission of viruses such as that which causes COVID-19 is new to them and we have a number of technological solutions that can keep their people and facilities safe.”

Fox, a Rochester businessman, acquired R.P. Fedder earlier this year in a deal backed by M&T Bank. As of this March, the company had 40 employees spread between its Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester locations.

R.P. Fedder manufactures air filtration products for manufacturers and also manages a distribution business reselling filtration and HVAC equipment and products. The company designs and builds clean rooms for high-tech manufacturing and healthcare environments and also says it sells into nearly every large manufacturing company, health-care system, university and engineering firm in Western and Central New York.

Inglima will be based out of the company’s office on Vulcan Street in Buffalo and work with customers in Buffalo and Rochester.