General Filters, Inc. Acquires Second Wind Air Purifier

General Filters, Inc., manufacturers of residential, whole-house Indoor Air Quality products and furnace oil filters, announces the recent acquisition of Second Wind Air Purifier, Inc. and Second Wind Air Purifier Ltd. (Collectively “Second Wind”; Princeton, ON and Buffalo, NY); manufacturers of Ultraviolet Light Air Purifiers throughout North America.

As we welcome the Second Wind™ Brand into the General Filters family of brands, we believe that their expertise in the Ultraviolet Air purifier market will greatly contribute toward expanding our product offerings and providing a competitive edge in the Ultraviolet Market. Second Wind™ Air Purifier is a recognized leader in in the industry and market, manufacturing Ultraviolet air purification equipment for residential and commercial applications. Since its beginning in 1990, Second Wind™ Air Purifier has introduced dual wave length lamp technology and Ultraviolet Photo-catalytic (PCO) Air Purification; two powerful technologies. In addition, their products carry several patents, trademarks and accreditations that speak to the strength and quality of these products in the market.

All Second Wind™ Ultraviolet Products are FDA Registered Class II Medical Devices. Through this certification the opportunity exists for possible partial or full compensation on the purchase of Second Wind™ Products through institutions like Medicare. Manufacturing assets will be relocated to Canadian General Filters in Toronto, ON and the previous owner, President and CEO, Tom Wilson, will join the General Filters team as Air Purification Manager.

“Having Tom on our team will be a tremendous advantage” said Bob Abraham, President & CEO, General Filters, Inc. “Tom knows the products, the customers and the market. His knowledge and experience will surely drive significant growth of this business segment for General Filters.” Second Wind™ Air Purifier products will remain available through existing sales channels and contacts. Second Wind™ Air Purifier customers will experience minimal change or disruption.

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