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Big Benefits Offered by Local Custom Air Handling Unit Manufacturer

August 12, 2021

Haakon Industries announced plans in 2018 to invest $19.6 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Asheville, NC, at Enka Commerce Park. The impact on the local community includes 160 new jobs in the first five years of operation with positions available in assembly and production, machining and engineering, management, and administration.

According to the press release from the initial announcement in 2018, the plant manager for Haakon, Ryan Leahy, said, "Haakon customers expect the highest quality air handling units, and our success is dependent on the quality of our people. That made Asheville the obvious choice, and we look forward to many years in Western North Carolina."

In addition to the economic benefits to the local community, the impact on regional industrial construction projects is sure to be phenomenal.

5443-combined-u01u02-05Haakon Industries offers this mission statement: To breathe life into an advanced and socially responsible future. To achieve their mission, they focus on manufacturing exceptional quality engineered-to-order air handling equipment. Haakon serves various customers who face design challenges in meeting efficiency, energy recovery, size, sound, or controllability targets.   Now, with a new manufacturing facility opening very soon in Asheville, NC, our customers in our region will experience a few significant benefits.

  1. Extraordinary support. Haakon is an industry leader in custom air handling units. Because of their commitment to incredibly high-quality manufacturing in addition to their proximity to customers who require custom AHUs, there will be a massive uptick in the quality of both pre-sale and post-sale customer support. Customers will have the ability to visit the manufacturing facility before purchasing a Haakon unit.  Additionally, sales engineers work with customers from project conception through installation and start-up to solve complex problems.

  2. Diverse suppliers. Because Haakon industries has four factories located in Richmond, BC (Canada), Cheney, WA, Kingston, ON (Canada), and now Asheville, NC, they can utilize materials from diverse suppliers. Every component on their AHUs is custom-made for each specific project, so they must have access to a broad supply chain to ensure that every unit is manufactured to specification.

  3. The Haakon Difference. While location doesn't matter as much when it comes to the differentiating qualities of Haakon as a manufacturer, their dedication to Haakon's business principles does.
    • Custom engineering: Haakon designs all air handling units to suit each project's size, shape, and specific intricacies.

    • Proprietary software: The versatile, powerful in-house proprietary software allows engineers to build the best unit for every project.

    • Lowest life cycle cost: Haakon units are efficient and built to last. They claim the lowest life cycle cost in the industry.

    • Engineers: Engineers complete each design and mock-up, ensuring quality.

    • Industry-leading quality: Haakon's project list includes top universities, data centers, hospitals, clean rooms, and more. All these projects demand the best in manufacturing quality, dependability, and efficiency.

    • Servicing North America: All air handling units are custom-built in Haakon factories and assembled on-site and delivered to customers all over North America.

Our customers now have access to the industry-leading manufacturer of custom air handling units. We will be working with engineers to design airports, arenas, government buildings, industrial facilities, laboratories, and more. If you have an upcoming project, please don't hesitate to reach out to us to learn how using Haakon AHUs could positively impact your project outcome.

View some Haakon projects here

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Kelly Patterson

Kelly Patterson

Kelly Patterson is a lifelong learner and the marketing director at the Hoffman family of companies. There is nothing she likes more than talking about commercial HVAC systems and extraordinary customer service.

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