Pamlico Air Opens Filter Manufacturing Plant in Lake Wales
Pamlico Air, a manufacturer of high-quality air filters, air filtration products and equipment founded 2019, has opened a manufacturing plant in Lake Wales, FL. Pamlico Air’s leadership team of Founder and CEO Travis Stephenson, President Charlie Kwiatkowski, COO of the High Purity Division Shawn Windley and Director of Sales, Melissa Davidson have over a century of industry-related experience between them.
The Lake Wales facility, the second to open, joins plants in Wilson, N.C. and Wichita Falls, TX as part of the strategic manufacturing expansion in the country. The team is led by Operations Manager Donna Osteen and Manager of Human Resources Melissa Muñoz.
Donna has been in the air filtration industry for more than 17 years and has experience in various operations and management roles. She has been a key component of the start up of our Florida facility and operations. She is responsible for manufacturing and production processes, shipping and logistics and all other daily operations.
Donna’s management style embraces Pamlico Air’s family-oriented approach with the employees at the plant. She sees each employee as more than a team member and feels responsible for their success on the job and as a person. The Lake Wales community has been very appreciative that they were chosen as a site for the facility, according to Donna.
Melissa’s 15 years of experience in Human Resources is evidenced in how she interviews and hires for all staff positions and works very closely with Donna managing the employees. She recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and instills a culture of showing respect for one another, uniting everyone as a team. “It has been gratifying seeing the positive impact we’ve had on the community and how our employees are aware of the significance of their contributions,” Melissa stated. “We stayed open during the pandemic with employees working shortened schedules to minimize the financial impact on their families. They realize that the company genuinely cares about them and they take pride in their work. No matter how far or near the filters they make go, our employees know they are important to the people purchasing them. I am looking forward to being a part of this amazing company for many years to come.”
Pamlico Air’s Lake Wales plant is a major asset to the industry due to its strategic location in one of the largest HVAC markets in the United States. It is the perfect hub for shipping product quickly and efficiently throughout the southeastern United States.
Pamlico Air manufactures a full ASHRAE product line for residential, commercial and industrial use, along with High Purity products. All products are sold exclusively by our network of experienced HVAC Manufacturer’s Sales Representatives and Distributors. Our partners provide local, expert Pamlico Air product support and customer service creating a truly personal experience when using our products. Our Representative group serving the Florida area is Cain Sales Company. Using the expert knowledge of local representative groups allows Pamlico Air to reach the smaller communities in addition to the larger cities and bigger organizations throughout the region.
Our local rep groups are supported by a top-notch internal customer service team based at our corporate office in Washington, North Carolina. Our customer service team exemplifies the Pamlico Air culture of being a customer-first and family-oriented organization that believes in taking care of our customers like family and being personal yet professional.
Pamlico Air’s Lake Wales facility is located at 1230 N Scenic Highway, Lake Wales, FL 33853-2801 and can be found online at www.pamlico-air.com.
For more information contact Cain Sales Company by calling 727-593-9999 or emailing [email protected]