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Big Ass Fans that Fight COVID-19

Covid-19 has been a game-changer for every company around the world forcing closures, pivots, and adaptation using innovation. One of the companies that has innovated during these trying times is Lexington, Kentucky native Big Ass Fans. Founded in 1999 by Carey Smith, Big Ass Fans has been one of Kentucky’s great business stories after growing from a small father-son business to an international powerhouse building products for SpaceX, Orange Theory, Walmart, Amazon, and Target. Their primary products include fans, lights, and controls for industrial, agricultural, commercial, and residential use. In 2017, the company was sold to private equity firm Lindsey Goldberg.

To help fight the virus, they recently launched a clean air system that leverages their existing fan technology in order to circulate air around proven purifying technologies like Ion disinfecting and UV disinfecting killing 99.99% of pathogens that cause COVID-19 and Influenza. The graphics below show how Big Ass Fans does it.

How the UV-C disinfection technology works
How Big Ass Fans' UV-C Disinfection Technology Works

Big Ass Fans' Ion Disinfection Technology
How Big Ass Fans' Ion Disinfection Technology Works

As you can imagine, this new technology has caught on rather quickly and is being deployed in gyms, warehouses, factories, and schools around the world. In the video below, Big Ass Fans’ CEO Lennie Rhoades says they were prepared for the demand and are “In a good shape” to support businesses in their fight against COVID.


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