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ZEN Industries eNewsletter:
February 2019

20 Years of ZEN Industries

Experience Creates its Own Opportunities

ZEN Industires Production LineToday ZEN Industries, Inc. is a premier HVAC duct fabricator. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, ZEN delivers high quality HVAC ductwork and fittings, as well as industrial ductwork and specialty metal fabrications.

What ZEN is most known for, however, is saving its customers both money and headaches by providing a comprehensive array of services few can match.

This year ZEN turns 20. How have things changed over the years, and what does ZEN Industries bring to the table in 2019 that would have been unthinkable in 1999?

After all, experience creates its own opportunities and brings a special value to the marketplace.

The Origins of ZEN Industries

Dan Zenisek of ZEN IndustriesZEN was born out of the manufacturing know-how of American Mine Door.

ZEN owner and entrepreneur Daniel Zenisek had previously taken over the century-old mine ventilation door business and was looking for a way to diversify and recession-proof his operations.

Using the same physical facility to fabricate HVAC ductwork seemed the logical way to go.

At the time, those experienced in HVAC advised against it. Most installers manufactured their own duct. Who would buy from a third party and trust the shipments to arrive correctly and on-time?

At the newly formed ZEN Industries, they began by concentrating on process, workflow, and precision. Over the years, that focus on a triangle of quality concerns led to:

  • Precision-cut duct lengths designed to reduce the number of fittings needed.
  • Delivery of fittings, curbs & rails, and specialty duct, as needed.
  • Ordered, labeled, and shrink-wrapped deliveries to eliminate missing pieces.

The advantages of buying ductwork from a specialized fabrication facility quickly became apparent, and ZEN Industries began to grow. Delivering affordable, high-quality duct on time and on budget saved ZEN’s customers time and money: an attractive combination.

Even things as simple as a single purchase order for spiral duct, rectangular pieces, and Snap Lock parts saves customers time and aggravation from order, through delivery, to billing.

Would you like to work with ZEN Industries? It’s easy, give us a call at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Comprehensive Services

ZEN Industreis WeldingWhen you get right down to it, not much has changed in the manufacture of HVAC duct over the last two decades.

Ductwork is still ductwork, although the industry has trended toward spiral over traditional rectangular duct for its many advantages.

In order to make its mark, Zen Industries had to determine how it could change the game in a somewhat unchanging market.

The answer was to provide everything their customers needed in a one-stop shop. Over the years, that grew to include a comprehensive, partnering approach now called The ZEN Way.

It started with basic shop drawing services and a new division: ZEN M.E.P.

For clients in need of traditional shop drawings, ZEN M.E.P. provides superior shop drawings, developed more cost-effectively than ever before!

Shop Drawings on a TabletUtilizing EastCoast CAD/CAM software, ZEN’s experienced draftsmen prepare accurate duct drawings at a fraction of the cost of classical paper drafting. We can:

  • Deliver reliable shop drawings up to 50% faster.
  • Reduce errors to historic lows, while meeting the most demanding specifications.
  • Deliver accurate data directly to your fabrication facility, or ours.
  • Significantly reduce the risk of clashes and collisions during installation.
  • Assure that each duct section is precision fit to its location, connections, and supports – precisely labeling all the components we manufacture.

Beyond shop drawings, ZEN also:

  • Helps you eliminate field measuring and field layout, as well as optimize field labor.
  • Precision Estimating. ZEN’s experienced teams use the latest software in ways that help you boost sales, decrease turnaround time on quotes, and streamline the sales process.
  • Coordination Drawings. Working with Building Information Modeling (BIM) data, ZEN can precisely position ductwork in virtual models, eliminating conflict between the trades on-site and resulting in significant savings.

At ZEN Industries, we’ve seen automation and improved workflow processes deliver real cost savings between 30% and 35%. In an industry where labor is becoming scarcer and more valuable by the day. Want to hear more, call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

It Doesn't Have to Be Overwhelming

Today, ZEN Industries provides so many services, it can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The idea is that the team at ZEN likes to partner with contractors and installers to make sure all their HVAC needs are being met and to find one way after another to save them money.

Next month, we’ll explore the efficiencies to be found in eliminating Field Measuring and Sketching Labor (FMSL). The ZEN Way can save you hundreds of hours in this one area. If you can’t wait to learn more, call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!


Success in All About Great Service

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Of course, ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge with unbeatable service, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

Learn more at www.ZENindustries.com

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