Revolution HVLS Fans at ATS Plant
Posted August 4, 2011
Indiana and Illinois are infamous for their scorching summer temperatures and the summer of 2011 has been one of the hottest ever. However, for workers at the ATS plant in Lawrenceville, IL the record-setting heat of the last month has been a stark contrast to noticeably cooler temperatures inside the plant — thanks to the arrival of three new Rite-Hite Revolution HVLS fans. Designed to move and mix air in large spaces, the new fans have brought down plant temperatures by roughly six degrees while allowing the plant’s air conditioners to run at decreased capacity. In addition to a cooler main workspace, ATS employees are also feeling the air conditioning in areas of the plant it never reached before.
According to maintenance manager, Jeff Allen, the more comfortable conditions are even motivating workers to be more energy conscious. “Many of our guys had never felt cooler air around their front shipping docks,” said Allen. “Now that they do, they are being really careful about shutting doors to keep that cool air in.”
The fans at ATS were installed by Rite-Hite representative Robert Dietrick Company on a Saturday when the plant was closed, a mere three days after the fans were ordered. Their arrival has received so much acclaim that a nearby “sister” plant in Princeton, IN, has ordered three 24′ diameter fans that are to be installed within the next three days.