Snappy upgrades US location capabilities, rolls out laser-cut safety fittings offering

April 15, 2014
Residential HVAC pipe supplier Snappy is consolidating and upgrading its manufacturing and warehousing capabilities at its four US network locations, including rolling out its laser-cut safety fittings that are produced using fiber lasers.

Philadelphia, PA - Residential HVAC pipe supplier Snappy is consolidating and upgrading its manufacturing and warehousing capabilities at its four US network locations, including rolling out its laser-cut safety fittings that are produced using fiber lasers.

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"Laser cutting eliminates the jagged edges associated with traditional cutting methods," says Tom Smid, Snappy's president and COO. "Plus, the preciseness of the cuts brings tolerance levels down to an unprecedented new industry standard of 0.001. Between the safer-to-install, smooth-cut edges and the precision cutting, installed HVAC system performance is significantly enhanced for homeowners."

According to Smid, the newly reconfigured Snappy locations are more strategic to its distributor network and to contractor installers. "We want to be able to assure our distributors that they can order all their Comfort Distribution Products and have them arrive on time in a single shipment at a job site," he said. "One way the company is achieving its new bundling initiative is via an enhanced ordering system. Our technology now converts orders into precise cutting lists sent directly to the laser cutters. The advanced system also prioritizes the parts to be cut for easy, space-saving consolidation for compact shipping and job site delivery."

Network locations for the company include Detroit Lakes, MN; Medina, NY; Portland, OR; and Powder Springs, GA.

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