Air Curtains For Environmental Separation



Cintas is a nationwide leader in preparing businesses to open their doors and operate safely from day one. Supplying workwear and apparel, fire protection, training and compliance, and first aid and safety to businesses across the country, Cintas helps its customers achieve their best every day.

To handle their growing needs, Cintas purchased an existing manufacturing building in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin to retrofit. Due to Cintas’s wide variety of available services, they needed to stop airflow between three major sections of this large space: shipping and receiving docks, industrial cleaning equipment, and office space for Cintas employees.

Additionally, Cintas suffered from problems with air infiltration and environmental separation in their new multi-faceted facility. They simply couldn’t allow gases from cleaning uniforms and mats to infiltrate offices where employees handled scheduling, billing, and customer service concerns. Additionally, they needed to keep flying insects out of areas where substantial industrial dock doors would be open for long periods.

The Solution

To solve the air quality problems fast, Cinta looked to Mars, the worldwide leader in air curtains, to find the solution. Cintas reached out to the local Mars representative, Gunn & Pegelow, who walked the job site over multiple visits with the installing contractor to match the correct air curtains to the unique problems Cinta faced.

After initial assessments, the Gunn & Pegelow rep recommended the popular LPV2 air curtains for Cintas. These offer a sleek, consumer-friendly design with quiet features and variable speed control, making them the perfect fit for a building with so many different uses.

Mars understood that Cintas needed a solution fast, so they prioritized Cintas and delivered 15 LPV2 air curtains to the job site within a month of when they were ordered. And Mars didn’t stop there.

Cintas had questions about the proper placement of the air curtains above door openings and the correct positionings of door switches and control panels. To ensure everything was installed correctly, the local representative from Gunn & Pegelow made regular job site visits to track progress and assess the labor. All post-sale concerns were resolved timely, proving that Mars was the right solution for Cintas’s one-of-a-kind multi-faceted building.

Now that Mars Air curtains are installed, Cintas benefits from increased comfort for workers and guests by minimizing air transfer between interior zones, maintaining building temperature while the large dock doors are open and repelling windborne contaminants, debris and flying insects.

Mars delivered on their slogan that “The Best Air Curtains on Earth Come from Mars.” Allow us to show you the Mars difference.




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