September 2017 e-Newsletter

ZEN Employee Spotlight

Working with ZEN Industries means doing business with some of the most experienced and talented HVAC experts in the industry. This month our Spotlight falls on our Shipping Department and Larry Nichols, whose talent and dedication help assure that your order is both correct and delivered on time

Larry Nichols, Shipping

There is nothing average about Larry Nichols’ day. When a product order ships out of ZEN’s production facilities, Larry takes direct responsibility for its correctness and on-time arrival at your work-site.

That means you can find Larry doing everything from reviewing and staging orders to driving the delivery truck. He tends to lead by example, and that makes Larry an excellent choice for onboarding and training new employees in ZEN’s shipping department.

“Our growth over the last few years has been tremendous,” said Larry. “Our delivery of accessories, like slips and drives, has tripled. When I started at ZEN, one person alone handled all of shipping, now my challenge is to establish a workflow system that assures we maintain our reputation for fast, quality deliveries - a system all of our new hires can follow.”

Larry’s duties include:

  • Leading, Management, and Accountability
  • Lukjan and Spiral Inventory Control
  • Scheduling Shipping and ZEN Truck Delivery
  • Loading, Unloading, and Project Staging
  • Coordinating/Ordering FTL, LTL, and UPS Shipments

“At ZEN, we custom cut slips and drives to fit and we offer direct delivery to our Ohio customers with ZEN’s own delivery truck. We arrange pickup and delivery for out-of-state orders. Our crew is truly dedicated to providing quality ventilation system duct work and to delivering it on time and at an affordable price.”

Interested in working with the dedicated team at ZEN? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

3 Extra Steps to Improved HVAC Efficiency

Installation of Smart Meter in HVAC SystemWhile spiral duct is a great start in improving a building’s HVAC efficiency, here are 3 additional considerations that help make modern commercial installations dramatically more efficient than their 20th Century counterparts.

One: Programmable and Zone Sensitive Thermostats. Today, heating and cooling controls are more intelligent than ever.

Specific zones can be isolated and treated independently according to their needs.

Sensors automatically trigger airflow based on what’s happening in a given room. These precision touches both save energy and make buildings more livable.

Two: Advanced HVAC Units. Heating and cooling equipment itself has become far more efficient than even a decade ago, boasting SEER ratings of 14 or more.

VRF units featuring variable refrigerant flow can provide heating and cooling simultaneously in different parts of the building. The variable speed compressor runs only at the capacity needed.

Three: Maintenance. Today there is a far greater awareness that air conditioning system maintenance is not a cost, but a certain return on investment. Keeping systems clean, including ducts and air filters easily pays for itself in the energy savings of running an efficient HVAC system.

Reducing energy consumption used to be associated with sacrifice and inconvenience. Today, high technology is bringing ever increasing efficiency to market through digital intelligence, high performance materials, and ingeniously designed systems.

Interested in learning more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today

ZEN Industries is Your Spiral Specialist

Let ZEN Industries be your partner in the HVAC Industry as an experienced, high-quality manufacturer of spiral duct work of all types.

At ZEN, not only do we offer:

  • Round Spiral Duct
  • Double Wall Spiral Duct
  • Flat Oval Spiral Duct

We also have the capabilities of producing spiral ductwork in a variety of materials and coatings, including:

  • Galvanized G-90
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • PCD Polyvinyl Coated
  • Galvanneal

A Full Service HVAC Supplier

At ZEN Industries, we provide a comprehensive array of products for HVAC contractors and large construction projects. In addition to Spiral Ductwork, ZEN features Double Wall Spiral, Rectangular Ductwork, PCD Ductwork, and Specialty Ductwork

We are known for delivering affordable, high-quality product on-time and on-budget. Our customer service is second to none.

Contact ZEN Industries today to learn more.

Success in our business is about service.

Success in our business is about service.

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Nonetheless, quality and price are default items today's in sheet metal fabrication. They give us access to the playing field.

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.

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