AWARD-WINNING BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR OVERCOMES HUMIDITY CONCERNS WITH HUNTER INDUSTRIAL FANS
HVLS fans used for climate controlled warehouse
Bernie Little Distributors, Inc. is a distributor for Anheuser-Busch throughout all of Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties in Florida. In 2011, Bernie Little Distributors was awarded by Anheuser-Busch as the No. 1 distributorship in the United States based on the Ambassadors of Excellence Program—out of 500 distributorships nationwide.
From spring to fall, humidity is ever-present across Central Florida, and the distribution center’s loading area often experienced condensation build-up on its concrete floors. The team would often attempt to scrub the moisture from the floors, but their efforts only provided a temporary fix.
“Due to the condensation on the floors, our employees were constantly at risk of a safety hazard. When our team would operate forklifts, they would need to exercise extra caution because of the machines’ tendency to slip on the damp floors,” said Richard Harper, operations manager of Bernie Little Distributors. “I have a couple small exhaust fans in the facility, but their air movement was only within a few feet of the fans, which doesn’t help to dry the floors at all.”
After receiving a recommendation from his brother who had recently installed Hunter Industrial’s products in his Frito-Lay facility, Mr. Harper turned to Hunter’s HVLS fans as a solution for his 200-foot by 75-foot loading area. He was interested in how these large volume fans were able to move air to the floor and effectively eliminate moisture build-up.
“I’ve been impressed with the difference Hunter Industrial HVLS fans have made in eliminating facility safety hazards.” Richard Harper