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The Vent Newsletter
Issue #13 December 2020
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Looking to the New Year
We are almost there.  2020 has been a year unlike any that most of us have ever experienced. I have no doubt that all of us can agree that we are ready to move on and turn our focus to things other than positive case rates, polling numbers, and whether or not there is enough internet bandwidth at our homes to handle virtual schooling and Zoom calls.  My hope for all of you is that, during this holiday season, you get some sense of normalcy back in your lives and have the opportunity to spend time with those closest to you, even if it’s six feet apart.

Despite all the challenges and noise that 2020 has brought us, here at DuraVent, we’ve got some great stories to tell and have adapted our business strategies in order to meet these challenging times.  Our marketing team has been hard at work creating a series of product videos that can be used in situations where we are not able to meet face-to-face with our customers.  They have taken some of our most popular topics such as "Venting Fundamentals" and "Grease Duct" and have created a series of short (3-7 minute) videos that can be consumed by customers at their own pace and schedule.  Also, below you will find our brand-new whiteboard video highlighting to contractors why our DuraSeal and Secure Seal products save them time, labor and help them WIN projects.  Feel free to share  on your own social media and marketing sites.

Finally, while many companies have been forced to slow down investment in 2020, I’m excited to let you know that our factory in Laval, QC received shipment earlier this fall of a new fiberoptic laser welding machine manufactured by Weil Technology out of Germany.  This new cutting-edge piece of equipment will be put into production this month and will greatly enhance our ability to produce product both quickly and with the finest welds possible. 

I want to thank all of you for being such great business partners with us in 2020.  We have fought hard through all of the challenges together and have some pretty outstanding results to show from our collective efforts and look forward to starting an even better new year.

Stay well and stay safe.


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Scott K. Smith
Vice President – Commercial Sales

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Weil Flexmaster Laser Welder
 
 
Every day we stive to bring you the best and most innovative products in the venting industry. To do that, we continually invest in our manufacturing processes, even during difficult times like these. That’s why we are excited to announce the newest addition to our production line. Our new Weil Flexmaster fiber-optic laser welder brings us gains in productivity, quality, and reliability. Installed in our Laval, QC facility, the new Flexmaster series is one of the most successful machines within the group of longitudinal tube welders offered by Weil technology. Weil technology offers quality, short cycle times, optimal welding results, and includes automatic changeovers for diameter changes. After selecting one of the programs in the memory, the clamping tool automatically adapts to the new clamping position and the corresponding welding parameters are activated.

"The new Weil laser brings us gains in productivity, quality, and reliability. Our old Weil, which welded galvalume and galvanise products, was at the end of its life. The new Weil has a type of fiber optic laser weld that is a large improvement over our previous welding machine." Guy Brennen – Production Manger, Laval, QC

Simple operability paired with reliability, automatic loading and unloading, and even unmanned production – the Flexmaster has the ability to stand up to all our rigorous requirements. Round or oval geometries are no problem with the patented Flexmaster clamping concept. This easy-to-operate and compact tube production unit can manufacture different diameters alternately without sacrificing productivity, all within a minimal footprint. The fully automatic clamping process guarantees the shortest cycle times and consistently optimal welding results. Automatic aligning and joining of the welding edges and rapid changeover times with automatic diameter changes are trademarks of the Flexmaster series.

The precision of this new machine is on on full display in this fun project! Check out this beautifully cut Security Chimneys clock below! We are excited to have this newest addition fully operational in the new year and look forward to continuing to provide you with the best and most innovative venting products in the market.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DuraSeal ® / Secure Seal ® Video Premier
 
We are back at it again with the newest addition to our whiteboard video series! This time, we focused on one of our most reliable and best selling boiler venting product, DuraSeal/ Secure Seal special gas venting system. Limit tools , save time and money. DuraSeal/Secure Seal's patented EZ Lock system stops the headaches and frustration when installing venting on your large mechanical project. Additionally, our Viton O-Ring ensures that the seal will never erode over time. Quality and dependability are the backbone of our DuraSeal/ Secure Seal flue and is manufactured from either 316L or AL29-4C, a super-ferritic stainless steel. It is designed for extreme resistance to chloride ion pitting, crevice corrosion and stress corrosion cracking, as well as general corrosion in oxidizing and moderately reducing environments. See it all in action by clicking the link below and don't forget to check out our whole series of whiteboard videos on the DuraVent YouTube channel!



 
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New DuraVent/ Security Chimneys Toolbox Presentations

Education on the various topics in the HVAC industry is vital to helping your customers solve their most difficult venting problems. Therefore, we have created a new guided presentation series designed by our team of regional sales managers from around the country. The DV/SC toolbox series will help you on a number of topics such as gas venting appliance categories, clearance to combustibles, and grease duct RFQ information. With a little personality form each of our sales team members and a drive to help you on a range of topics, the DV/SC team will continually be adding more content so make sure to check the DuraVent YouTube channel! In addition, we would love to hear from YOU! Click the link below to submit your toughest venting questions you would like to see answered by our sales team and get a presentation to walk you through!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Detroit, MI 48226
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