Air Innovations Named 9th Fastest Growing Small Business in Central New
Specialty HVAC-R Design/Build Firm Is A "Fast Track" 2009 Winner. AI systems' provide
cooling capacities from fractional tonnage to 25+ tons as well as customized heating, filtration,
humidification and pressurization.
Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) December 28, 2009 -- Air Innovations, Inc. (AI) was recently named the ninth fastest
growing small business in Central New York during “Fast Track” awards presentation in Syracuse, NY.
Air Innovations President and CEO Michael Wetzel, P.E. attributed the company’s growth and success to AI’s
“diverse customer base, a committed management team driving divisional and departmental momentum,
cross-trained factory workers and partnerships with vendors that help the company source components that solve
our clients’ needs.”
The Central New York Business Journal’s annual Fast Track competition, sponsored by the accounting firm of
Fust Charles Chambers LLP CPAs and HSBC Bank USA, N.A., was based on corporate revenues and
employment levels for the past three fiscal years. Sponsors credited the 21 winners being “the collective engine
that is leading the region to economic prosperity.” They included manufacturers, high-tech companies, banks,
retail and professional services firms, representing the diverse economy found in the 16-county Central New York
region that extends from the Canadian border to Binghamton.
Wetzel also credited Air Innovations’ accomplishments to “our specialized product expertise in building
environmental control systems for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and facility enhancements that gave
us more flexibility in accommodating higher production volumes,” Wetzel added. “We also identified and
applied for grants that underwrote continued technology development on two product lines that have significant
market share potential.” Additional investment in intellectual property protection for these new products ensures
they are well positioned for strategic growth, h