Breathing Easy: An Automotive Outfitter Shop’s Journey to a Cleaner, Healthier Workplace

May 7, 2024

For any automotive outfitter, a clean and healthy work environment is paramount. But for this North Carolina-based company, achieving that goal presented a unique challenge – dust. Their fiberglass operation generated significant airborne particles, impacting product quality and employee well-being. Further, as they transitioned into a new building, they knew they needed a robust dust collection system designed for their specific needs. 

This North Carolina automotive outfitter was expanding their operation into a new building, and adding processes that required dust collection. However, their existing dust collection system, designed for their previous space, simply wouldn’t suffice. Their high-output machines, including saws and multi-head sanders, produced more dust than the old system could handle 

“It simply would have overwhelmed our system and dust would have been everywhere,” a company representative recalls. Not only would this have impacted the quality of their work, but it also posed health and safety concerns for their employees. 

Finding the Perfect Fit: Automotive Outfitter Searches for a Tailored Dust Collection Solution

Knowing they needed a tailored solution, the company embarked on a search for a dust collection partner. They prioritized finding a company that could not only deliver a powerful system but also a system that would work with their specific needs. This application needed a source capture system that would collect debris directly at the point of generation. 

CMAXX dust and fume collection system installation at an automotive outfitter shopAfter careful consideration, they chose to work with Imperial Systems. “We felt that Imperial delivered the most value, as well as gave us the highest level of confidence that they were going to deliver a turnkey solution,” their representative explained. 

Imperial Systems rose to the challenge, designing and installing a CMAXX Dust and Fume Collector specifically engineered for the automotive outfitter’s unique needs. The new system boasts a much higher capture rate, effectively preventing dust from spreading throughout the facility. 

Imperial Systems: Committed to Excellence

This has yielded significant benefits for both the company and its employees. The increased material removal rate translates to improved efficiency and productivity. More importantly, employees experience great air quality within the shop. The CMAXX has been able to keep the new building clean. 

The company is particularly impressed with Imperial Systems’ dedication to service. “We’re definitely impressed with the team,” they say. The system was installed in the middle of July on a roof in North Carolina. The team worked sun up to sun down daily to ensure the unit was installed on time. 

At the time of the interview, the 96 filters within the dust collector haven’t required replacement. A representative reports that the differential pressure is still very low, at almost new conditions. “We have not had to change our filters in a year and a half,” they said. This not only saves them money but also minimizes downtime for maintenance. 

The new dust collection system from Imperial Systems has been a game-changer for this North Carolina automotive outfitter. They are extracting more dust than ever, resulting in a cleaner, healthier work environment, improved product quality, and increased efficiency. This success story serves as a testament to the power of partnering with a company that understands the specific needs of its clients and delivers exceptional service every step of the way.