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Member Spotlight: January, 2014—Ductmate Industries, Inc.

Member Spotlight

Ductmate Industries is in the Mon Valley Regional Chamber's December Member Spotlight. Seen here left to right: Doug Gudenburr, Director of Operations; Ray Yeager, President & CEO; Dan Bruno, CFO; and Ed Rafalski, Director of Sales & Marketing.

Ductmate Industries was formed in 1978 and makes commercial ductwork connections and accessories to reduce leaks at duct connections and reinforce ductwork. They serve scustomers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as Europe and Australia and employs 200-250 people between its office and manufacturing teams.

Ductmate owns numerous patents for its work towards eliminating duct leakage and improve overall duct performance. Founded in 1978 by mechanical engineer Peter Arnoldt, the company has been a World Class Lean Enterprise in the Mon Valley for many years. They were awarded Manufacturer of the Year in Western Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2009.

The company headquarters are located in Charleroi in a building designated as a National Historic Landmark and has sales offices in Lodi, California. The company also has production facilities in Monongahela, Lodi, and Tulsa. Ductmate has more than 400 distributors nationwide.

Ductmate Industries, Inc. is the largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) accessories manufacturer in North America. Eighty percent of its business dedicated to commercial ductwork components and 20 percent to residential and industrial HVAC accessories.

The company prides itself on its in-house green efforts; as one of the largest HVAC accessory providers in the world and a member of Green Building Alliance as well as the U.S. Green Building Council; the company is committed to the sustainable manufacturing of products designed to increase the efficiency of heating & cooling systems.

In addition to its environmentally friendly goals and worldwide reputation, Ductmate Industries, Inc. also offers an online university to its authorized distributors. Ductmate Online University offers e-courses about duct design and construction.

Ductmate is a valued Chamber member and is known for their support of the communities in which they are located.