Johnson Controls

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Project: Johnson Controls

Firm: Private

Product: Powerfoil X, High Bay LEDs

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"I'd definitely recommend the fans and lights to any facility where employee comfort and quality control are important."

Mark Tarry
Production Superintendent

Project Summary

Johnson Controls in Georgetown, Kentucky, has a big responsibility: assembling seats for the nearby Toyota Manufacturing plant. On one side of the facility is the foam department, where the molds get as hot as 140°F. Although there’s a wall blocking off that side of the building, it’s not solid. Heat comes through to the other side, where the seats are finished, and air-conditioning alone wasn’t effective. A second problem was the lights: The old fluorescents made it difficult to see imperfections. When the company started making seats for Toyota’s luxury Lexus model, it knew it had to up its game.

Production superintendent Mark Tarry says the installation of Big Ass Fans® made a big difference. “A few summers ago, the power went off at night, and the generator wasn’t connected to the fans. It felt like the temperature shot up at least 20 degrees. That’s not an exaggeration,” Tarry says. And the installation of Big Ass Light LEDs means they’re able to satisfy Toyota, which has a high standard of quality for their Lexus seats. “There are hundreds of standards, and every single bit has to be inspected. The LEDs mean any imperfections are easy to see.” Tarry says the Big Ass Fans® keep employees happy, and Big Ass LEDs keep Toyota happy.

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