According to the World Health Organization, around 2 million people die annually worldwide because of air pollution. Air pollution is monitored in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency, but the agency collects data on individual pollutants and has not adequately investigated how the pollutants interact or their overall impact when considered together. The Clean Air Research Centers were started by the EPA and have focused on investigating the impact of mixtures of multiple pollutants. Industries need to be aware of the research that is released and be especially cautious about the chemicals to which their employees are exposed.
Recently a family owned body shop in Johnstown, Ohio was able to secure a grant in order to upgrade their paint booth. They were concerned about the quality of air in their facility and wanted the best for their employees. In addition to the health issues, their set-up was also inefficient. They were encouraged to explore a grant through the Clean Air Resource Center, which was administered by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA). This grant helped provide the means for them to secure a Ultra XD Paint Booth which is air regulation compliant and efficient. It doubled their production rate and is much safer for the employees. The story of their new acquisition can be found here.
Paint booths are an essential component of an automotive body shop. WD Services, Inc. is a distributor for Global Finishing Solutions, which manufactures paint booths and finishing systems. WD Services, Inc. can help you find the best paint booth for your particular application. They also offer support and service for paint booths. Regular maintenance and replacement filters are also available through WD Services, Inc. Contact us to explore the options for your facility. We would be glad to assess your needs and recommend the best model from our extensive product line.