Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in many industries, but some essential industries and manufacturers – like DTi – are being required to keep producing as they support critical infrastructure like medical, IT, and the DoD.

A case in point is one of our clients – AAON.

Image courtesy AAON

AAON is an essential manufacturer of HVAC systems, and it is doing all it can to meet the needs of its customers that have or need AAON equipment or parts for critical infrastructure.



On Sunday, March 29th, AAON got a call to see if they could deliver 2,200 tons of HVAC equipment for a temporary field hospital in Stony Brook, NY, being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which had to be completed by April 18th.

On Tuesday, March 31st, AAON had an order for forty-four 50-ton customized AAON units.
AAON went into overdrive and set up 24-hour production to ensure delivery of all equipment by Tuesday, April 7th.

Image Courtesy of AAON

On April 3, AAON shipped the first truckload of equipment for the Stony Brook Hospital. A staggeringly fast turnaround.

A second order for 1,800 tons was placed for a different temporary hospital at SUNY in NY. Those thirty-six 50-ton units shipped within a week.

To put this in perspective, these two orders for 4,000 tons of HVAC equipment equates to the cooling for more than 1,300 single-family homes.


It should also be noted that AAON executed all the expedited manufacturing and shipping at standard pricing.
AAON makes air conditioning and heating equipment in many forms: standard, semi-custom, and custom. From roof units and chillers to air handling units and geothermal/water-source heat pumps.

DTi Supports AAON in Its Fast Turnaround

AAON uses Spring-Fast® grommet edging strips in 100 foot coils. Spring-Fast, a UL Recognized Component, is an encapsulated steel core grommet edge that protects against chafing and abrasion when wires pass through sheet metal penetrations.

When speed is critical, as was clearly the case here, Spring-Fast really makes a difference as its simple install without glue or PSA is fast and effective and completed with just finger pressure. It provides best-in-class performance and is proven to grip even in the toughest conditions like civil and military aerospace and automotive.

Part of AAON’s supply chain planning for COVID-19 was to contact us and find out our status and how fast we could turn around orders for this small but key component. DTi delivered on time as scheduled without any delays.

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