Since we first created our website, The Filter Factory has undergone many
changes. Firstly, we have moved. We had a very successful decade at our Carpinteria location, but in 2004 it became evident that we had outgrown
our current factory space. We relocated to Lompoc, where we have our own
10,000 square foot building. Our building also has a mezzanine of nearly
5,000 feet, so we have ample room for both production and material
storage. The building is also fully equipped to handle whatever power
needs we may have with our machinery.
Speaking of machines, we have a wide array of band saws, notchers, shears, roll formers, presses, and corrugators within our
machine shop. We also have five metal expanders and one foil expander. All
of these make it possible for us to make the majority of the components
for our filters from the most basic of materials (i.e. sheet metal,
aluminum or steel coil), and therefore save on material costs. More
recently we have acquired two machines that will allow us to offer a wider
variety of filter media types with significantly shorter lead times and
more cost effective prices. Our Chandler Pleater can pleat cellulose or
screen medias up to 48 wide from .625 to 2.5. Our newest addition, a
Solent Pleater can pleat from .75 up to 6.0 of the high efficiency glass
media used in HEPA filters. Prior to our purchase of this machine, all our
HEPA packs had to come all the way from the east coast and often had long
lead-times due to the high demand on that supplier.
Although it is nice to be able to say we have machines and
the ability to make filters and media, we also realized quality control is a
concern with a good portion of our major customers supplying machines to
government entities. In efforts to guarantee quality, we have acquired two
air flow tunnels and a laser particle counter (on loan from Particle
Measuring Systems). We also have a designated QC Lab and quality control
procedures (for those of you interested in paperwork).
Something that is not necessarily new, is our computer
records; they go all the way back to the beginning of The Filter Factory.
A new twist on this is that we also have the full ALFCO database and what
there is of the Air Filtration Products database (both closed in 2004).
Because of this in many cases we can not only tell you what your company
ordered ten years ago, but we can also pull the layout and therefore
duplicate it, while keeping with the current quality standards. Or if you
need something like before, but slightly different, we do have the
capability to help in the design of the filter so that it is the same, but
THE FILTER FACTORY
P.O. Box 1797 · Santa Ynez, CA 93460
U.S. Toll Free Phone: 877.807.2546
U.S. Toll Free Fax: 877.807.9686
Local Phone: 805.733.2345
Local Fax: 805.733.2180
"Taking Pride In Bringing You Quality Air Filters"