Don’t Complain If You Don’t Buy American

Since its inception, Pure Air Systems, a small manufacturing company in Indiana, has placed “Made In The USA” stickers on its line of commercial grade HEPA filtration systems.  In 1985, the year PAS was born, there were more imports coming into the US than any other time in its history. Made in Japan had become the household mantra for many things including electronics, cars, toys, games, video games, machinery, etc.

It is true that those Japanese products were, in many cases, made better than their US counter parts. But, there were still products made here that had developed a strong customer following and maintained their level of performance expected by the consumers.  Yet,  today people will look at two identical products, one made in the US and one made overseas ( anywhere)  and purchase the one that is least expensive. It is more difficult to compete with foreign companies as they don’t have some of the same regulations and have higher wages.

Not buying US manufactured products does more to harm the economy than most people realize. Wages and taxes paid by US companies provide the funds to keep communities growing and being financially healthy. When people loose jobs it affects their entire family and it impacts their community. Loss of health care, loss of home, removal of a skilled worker from the community all detract from the vitality of their environment. It also affects school age children as they now have to be uprooted from their home and friends and probably relocate to another part of the state or county to find work that pays the same wages.

There are other major reasons why keeping US companies healthy helps everyone. Most companies develop new products with the R&D departments. These sections of their company are non-revenue generating but are necessary to help them stay ahead of the competition. If the companies profits suffer then they can not support an active R&D program and thus continually slide backward in their attempts to compete with the world market.

Pure Air Systems continues to look at new products to keep their customers coming back and to develop a new stream of revenue as market demand for their current product line continues to change.

For more information on their complete product line please go to their website at: or call them on their toll-free number at: 800-869-8025.

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Made In America At Any Price

The Presidential candidates talk about it, the news media constantly harps on it, the American public complains about it, companies tell you about it…but does anyone really, really care about it? You know what I am talking about…the made in America issue. With people believing everything is made in China it seems as though there is nothing we need that isn’t made someplace else. Not true, not true.

Pure Air Systems was founded in 1985 in the US and is still in operation today. Based in Indianapolis Indiana, ( and you can’t get more American than that), PAS is now going on its 28th year of operation as a US manufacturing operation. Pure Air Systems makes a complete line of commercial grade, certified HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems that are used in the residential, commercial, institutional, medical and industrial markets both here and around the world. Each PAS product proudly displays the Made In America label because we believe people want to buy the best American products. However, that is not always the case.

For all that fervor and gnashing of teeth about buying foreign made products, the hard, cold truth is that many people will shop on price only. They may consider buying a US made product but if they can’t find what they are looking for or find that the US made product ( which in many ways may be identical) and foreign made products are similar in design and function, but the US made product is more expensive. This is probably true as the cost to produce products in the US is higher because labor costs and other infrastructure costs are higher.

In some cases, however, the US made product may have a major advantage over the foreign competition as the domestic product may be designed and fabricated from materials that are far superior than their foreign counter parts. PAS products are exactly that. Far superior in both design, fabrication techniques, component parts and performance than almost all other HEPA based air filtration systems on the market today..from anywhere. The PAS units are all fabricated from 16 and 20 gauge powder coated steel and all the component parts are commercial grade, state-0f-the-art designs. With almost 28 years of operational experience and thousands of units in the field…some as old as 25 years..Pure Air Systems has a proven track record for providing the best, most long lasting, high performance HEPA air filtration systems in the world.

The PAS line of HEPA systems is priced in the commercial range because this is the only product base they manufacture. There is no residential grade unit. The HEPA systems used in a clean room environment is the same unit you use in your home. There is no difference. Are they more expensive than the cheaply made, plastic air purifiers available at Walmart and Home Depot? Absolutely. Do they do the same thing…absolutely NOT!

For more information on the complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems please go to our website at:, or follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or go to our Facebook page. Of course you can always call us at: 800-869-8025.

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Maid In Amerika

If you go to the comments section of any article published on-line that discusses the plight of the American manufacturing machine you find people complaining bitterly about the fact that nothing is made here anymore. In truth, the vast majority of major products are made here in the US. However, almost all of the consumer electronics and most of the general duty appliances are made outside the U.S., and therein lies the problem.

If you use a cell phone, computer of any style or type, tablet or other digital communication device, more than likely it is manufactured overseas. Yes, many of these companies, like Apple, are based right here in the U.S, but they have their devices made some place else. Small appliances also fit into the same category. Yet, it is interesting to note, consumers may complain about the perceived lack of American made products, but they will purchase the imported brands even if there is a similar product that is actually made right here. The main reason…price. Over time people have rationalized that one companies product is the same as another companies product and therefore price is the deciding factor.

Pure Air Systems has been manufacturing commercial grade, certified HEPA and Carbon based air filtration systems since 1985. These units were and still are made right here in the USA. In 1989 PAS began putting “Made in the USA” stickers on each unit. It was our way of telling people this product was fabricated from all US made components. The intent was to assure the public that we were not importing the products from overseas.

Over the years a number of  U.S. based companies offered alternate air filtration technology based systems that in some case competed with our smaller units. The majority of these systems were fabricated overseas and they were usually of a lesser quality but also considerably less expensive than our systems. And even though PAS has repeatedly shown to meet or exceed the performance requirements of our customers, many individuals and some companies continue to purchase the imported products.

Today, Pure Air Systems continues to manufacture all of its systems here in the U.S. Some of the electrical components and a few mechanical components are fabricated overseas as these required parts are no longer made in the U.S. However, our products are still some of the most powerful, effective and sophisticated HEPA air filtration systems made today. Customers from around the world now use our filtration systems and our reputation for quality and performance is seldom challenged.

There is no doubt, that companies around the world have access to the same technologies and components and the need to continue improving our products has never been greater. However, we will never sacrifice quality and performance for price. We know what is required to provide our customers with the best available air filtration technology and they rely on us to maintain that premise.

For more information on our complete line of HEPA and Carbon based air filtration products please go to our website at: or follow us on Twitter @pureairsystems or go to our Facebook page at:


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