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ITW Air Management Appoints Dan Black as New Site Manager

ITW Air Management, a leader in innovative air solutions for industrial applications, has appointed Dan Black as the new Site Manager for the Cincinnati location, effective April 8, 2024. In this position Dan will be responsible for operational and cultural excellence of this production facility. He will oversee production, customer service and supply chain.


Vortec's ATEX & ProtEX Enclosure Coolers Acquire IECEx Certification

February 2024: After going through an extensive review by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ITW Vortec is excited to announce that its ATEX and ProtEX Enclosure Coolers have now been granted IECEx Certification. Read this article to learn all about this new certification


ITW Air Management and Pillar Technologies Unite Sales Force

April 2023: Two business units of the global ITW organization are uniting their sales teams to better serve customer needs in similar markets.  


ITW Vortec Announces New Website to Improve Customer Digital Experience on eCommerce Platform

NOVEMBER 2022: In a world where online selling continues to grow and expand opportunities for businesses, companies must be willing to identify areas of improvement and adjust to meet the growing needs of their customers. It is not uncommon to see this change in the form of a more intuitive eCommerce website. For ITW Vortec, this was exactly the case.


ITW Air Management Appoints Tyler Derus as New Business Unit Manager 

AUGUST, 2022: ITW Air Management, a leader in innovative air solutions for industrial applications, has appointed Tyler Derus as the new Business Unit Manager of ITW Air Management. This change in leadership is due to the retirement of the current Business Unit Manager, Barbara Stefl. 


ITW Air Management Awarded United Way Tremendous 25 for Eighth Year in a Row 

MARCH, 2022: ITW Air Management, a leader in innovative air solutions for industrial applications, has ranked fifth on the United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Tremendous 25 list. This ranking marks the eighth year in a row that ITW Air Management has achieved their fundraising goal and is listed among the Tremendous 25. 


Vortec ProtEX Receives Dual Certification with UL and ATEX 

NOVEMBER, 2017: ITW Vortec is proud to release an exciting update to our popular line of enclosure coolers. The ProtEX Vortex A/C enclosure cooler has been granted certification for Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D; Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G; and Class III, after extensive review by Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL). 


New Vortex Tubes & Their Uses 

FEBRUARY, 2017: ITW Vortec, a leader in vortex tube technology and enclosure cooling solutions, today released a new 5-page, full color White Paper discussing the basic operation of vortex tube technology and guides the reader on proper application in many heating and cooling applications. This informative paper details how vortex tubes, with no moving parts, create hot and cold air streams from a compressed air source. 


ITW Vortec Launches New Electric Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers 

APRIL, 2015: ITW Vortec, a leader in vortex tube technology and enclosure cooling solutions, today announced that it has completed the development of and been granted Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listing on an innovative and unique enclosure cooler product, the Electric Vortex A/C. 


Vortec’s Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers Receive ATEX Certification 

SEPTEMBER, 2014: Industrial facilities with hazardous locations, which require ATEX Certification, gained new safe cooling options as Vortec’s line of Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers received official ATEX Certification. 


ITW Vortec Personal Air Conditioning Vest Re-designed for Even Better Comfort and Cooling

JUNE, 2013: ITW Vortec launched its re-designed and re-engineered Personal Air Conditioning (PAC) vest, already praised as an innovative solution to protect industrial workers in extreme temperature environments, now offers even more features to ensure comfort and cooling. 


ITW Vortec Awarded U.S. Patent for Two-Stage Enclosure Coolers

APRIL, 2013: ITW Vortec, developer of innovative air technologies, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent 8,402,773 covering Vortec’s unique two-stage cooling system Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers. 


Vortec Offers Tips and Protection for Industrial Workers Facing Severe Winter Weather

FEBRUARY, 2013: Winter temperatures have already hit historic lows this winter and climate experts predict more bitter cold weather still to come in 2013. Vortec reminds industrial employers that its warmth-delivering Dual Action Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) offer an economical and accessible means of protecting employees who must work in harsh weather conditions. 


Vortec’s Dual Hazardous Location Vortex A/C Gains UL Certification

JANUARY, 2013: The newest of Vortec’s line of HazLoc enclosure coolers, capable of removing heat at up to 5000 BTU/hour, won official UL certification this month. The Vortec Dual HazLoc Vortex A/C model 7570 is innovative in that it effectively cools even very large enclosures through a unique 2-stage cooling process, while conserving compressed air. 


Vortec’s Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers Receive UL Classification

DECEMBER, 2012: Industrial facilities with hazardous locations gained three safe cooling options as Vortec’s line of Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers received official UL Classification. This marks the first time the independent safety certification organization has given its seal of approval to enclosure cooler units designed specifically for hazardous locations. 


Industrial employers turn to Vortec’s Personal Air Conditioners during heat wave

JULY, 2012: Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) produced by Vortec provide a unique solution for industrial employers seeking to protect workers from the summer heat in environments where room air conditioning is not an option. 
Literature > Press Releases
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ITW Air Management Appoints Dan Black as New Site Manager

ITW Air Management, a leader in innovative air solutions for industrial applications, has appointed Dan Black as the new Site Manager for the Cincinnati location, effective April 8, 2024. In this position Dan will be responsible for operational and cultural excellence of this production facility. He will oversee production, customer service and supply chain.


Vortec's ATEX & ProtEX Enclosure Coolers Acquire IECEx Certification

February 2024: After going through an extensive review by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ITW Vortec is excited to announce that its ATEX and ProtEX Enclosure Coolers have now been granted IECEx Certification. Read this article to learn all about this new certification


ITW Air Management and Pillar Technologies Unite Sales Force

April 2023: Two business units of the global ITW organization are uniting their sales teams to better serve customer needs in similar markets.  


ITW Vortec Announces New Website to Improve Customer Digital Experience on eCommerce Platform

NOVEMBER 2022: In a world where online selling continues to grow and expand opportunities for businesses, companies must be willing to identify areas of improvement and adjust to meet the growing needs of their customers. It is not uncommon to see this change in the form of a more intuitive eCommerce website. For ITW Vortec, this was exactly the case.


ITW Air Management Appoints Tyler Derus as New Business Unit Manager 

AUGUST, 2022: ITW Air Management, a leader in innovative air solutions for industrial applications, has appointed Tyler Derus as the new Business Unit Manager of ITW Air Management. This change in leadership is due to the retirement of the current Business Unit Manager, Barbara Stefl. 


ITW Air Management Awarded United Way Tremendous 25 for Eighth Year in a Row 

MARCH, 2022: ITW Air Management, a leader in innovative air solutions for industrial applications, has ranked fifth on the United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Tremendous 25 list. This ranking marks the eighth year in a row that ITW Air Management has achieved their fundraising goal and is listed among the Tremendous 25. 


Vortec ProtEX Receives Dual Certification with UL and ATEX 

NOVEMBER, 2017: ITW Vortec is proud to release an exciting update to our popular line of enclosure coolers. The ProtEX Vortex A/C enclosure cooler has been granted certification for Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C and D; Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G; and Class III, after extensive review by Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL). 


New Vortex Tubes & Their Uses 

FEBRUARY, 2017: ITW Vortec, a leader in vortex tube technology and enclosure cooling solutions, today released a new 5-page, full color White Paper discussing the basic operation of vortex tube technology and guides the reader on proper application in many heating and cooling applications. This informative paper details how vortex tubes, with no moving parts, create hot and cold air streams from a compressed air source. 


ITW Vortec Launches New Electric Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers 

APRIL, 2015: ITW Vortec, a leader in vortex tube technology and enclosure cooling solutions, today announced that it has completed the development of and been granted Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listing on an innovative and unique enclosure cooler product, the Electric Vortex A/C. 


Vortec’s Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers Receive ATEX Certification 

SEPTEMBER, 2014: Industrial facilities with hazardous locations, which require ATEX Certification, gained new safe cooling options as Vortec’s line of Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers received official ATEX Certification. 


ITW Vortec Personal Air Conditioning Vest Re-designed for Even Better Comfort and Cooling

JUNE, 2013: ITW Vortec launched its re-designed and re-engineered Personal Air Conditioning (PAC) vest, already praised as an innovative solution to protect industrial workers in extreme temperature environments, now offers even more features to ensure comfort and cooling. 


ITW Vortec Awarded U.S. Patent for Two-Stage Enclosure Coolers

APRIL, 2013: ITW Vortec, developer of innovative air technologies, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent 8,402,773 covering Vortec’s unique two-stage cooling system Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers. 


Vortec Offers Tips and Protection for Industrial Workers Facing Severe Winter Weather

FEBRUARY, 2013: Winter temperatures have already hit historic lows this winter and climate experts predict more bitter cold weather still to come in 2013. Vortec reminds industrial employers that its warmth-delivering Dual Action Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) offer an economical and accessible means of protecting employees who must work in harsh weather conditions. 


Vortec’s Dual Hazardous Location Vortex A/C Gains UL Certification

JANUARY, 2013: The newest of Vortec’s line of HazLoc enclosure coolers, capable of removing heat at up to 5000 BTU/hour, won official UL certification this month. The Vortec Dual HazLoc Vortex A/C model 7570 is innovative in that it effectively cools even very large enclosures through a unique 2-stage cooling process, while conserving compressed air. 


Vortec’s Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers Receive UL Classification

DECEMBER, 2012: Industrial facilities with hazardous locations gained three safe cooling options as Vortec’s line of Hazardous Location Enclosure Coolers received official UL Classification. This marks the first time the independent safety certification organization has given its seal of approval to enclosure cooler units designed specifically for hazardous locations. 


Industrial employers turn to Vortec’s Personal Air Conditioners during heat wave

JULY, 2012: Personal Air Conditioners (PACs) produced by Vortec provide a unique solution for industrial employers seeking to protect workers from the summer heat in environments where room air conditioning is not an option.