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Global, Industry-leading Eye Health Company Adds Custom Air Handling Units to Expanded Facility in Rochester, NY

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Global, Industry-leading Eye Health Company Adds Custom Air Handling Units to Expanded Facility in Rochester, NY

Industry: Manufacturing/Eye Health  

Project Profile: Bausch + Lomb, a global eye health company, recently underwent a major expansion inside its North Goodman Street facility in Rochester, NY. The manufacturing company, which was originally founded in Rochester nearly 170 years ago, has expanded to house the increased capacity needed to provide customers with new products offered.

Stark Tech Group’s Equipment team at R.L. Kistler has worked with Bausch + Lomb on most of its critical spaces, providing custom air handling units that comply with the tight tolerance processes. 

Challenge: The customer requested our team to look at two identical, fully-custom 39,792 CFM air handlers for its new production building.

Stark Solution: Given the required space conditions, our team recommended each unit utilize two SEMCO desiccant wheels– one for energy recovery and the other for dehumidification. 

The custom air handling units were completed and started up in February 2021. The leakage testing showed less than .4% leakage for both systems. There are currently 10-12 operational lines in the facility, and the air handlers are reportedly working without issue. The 117,000 sq ft building has since added 100 new manufacturing jobs to the area.

Technology used:

  • Air Enterprises – Custom Air Handlers
  • SEMCO – Energy Recovery Wheels

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