May 16, 2020

Howden American Fan Company announces new line of extreme environment products

Howden American Fan Company
Garden City Fan
industrial fans
Nell Walker
1 min
Howden American Fan Company announces new line of extreme environment products
A leading manufacturer of industrial fans and blowers, Howden American Fan Company, has announced that it is stocking a complete range of Garden City Fa...

A leading manufacturer of industrial fans and blowers, Howden American Fan Company, has announced that it is stocking a complete range of Garden City Fan high-temperature product lines.

Garden City Fan is an industry leader in research, design, and manufacturing, with over a century of experience in meeting the challenge of demanding operational temperatures of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit found in refineries, ovens, kilns, and furnaces. Howden provides complete after-market service and support for Garden City Fan products, including replacements, parts, and services.

Garden City Fan's line of high-temperature industrial products is ideal for extreme applications and environments. Suitable for use in oven or furnace air recirculation, the fans are a strong choice for steel and glass production, automotive heat-treating, and petrochemical refining applications.

Garden City Fan offers site-specific design and customised performance. Durable high temperature fan products are available in a variety of high temperature fan designs, including radial blade, forward curved, and propeller fans.

Howden American Fan offers accurate and efficient aftermarket support and service, including replacement part support for all Garden City Fan. Service experts can also help customers determine appropriate maintenance intervals and spare parts inventories. Service technicians provide on-site installation and startup service, inspections, and some repairs at customer facilities around the world. Extensive repair services are also available at the company’s production facility.


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Jun 8, 2021

IMF: Variants Can Still Hurt Manufacturing Recovery

Elise Leise
3 min
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims that while markets are rising and manufacturing is coming back, it’ll push for global immunisation

After a year of on-and-off manufacturing in the US, UK, and the eurozone, demand for goods surged early last week. Factories set growth records in April and May, suppliers started to recover, and US crude hit its highest price point since pre-COVID. As vaccination efforts immunise much of the US and UK populations, manufacturers are now able to fully ramp up their supply chains. In fact, GDP growth could approach double-digits by 2022

Now, the ISM productivity measure has surpassed the 50-point mark that separates industry expansion from contraction. Since U.S. president Biden passed his US$1.9tn stimulus package and the UK purchasing managers index (PMI) increased to 65.6, both sides of the Atlantic are facing a much-welcomed manufacturing recovery. 

Lingering Concerns Over COVID

Even as Spain, France, Italy, and Germany race to catch up, and mining companies pushed the FTSE 100 index of list shares to a monthly high of 7,129, some say that UK and US markets still suffer from a lack of confidence in raw material supplies. Yes, the Dow Jones has made up its 19,173-point crash of March 2020, and MSCI’s global stock index is at an all-time high. 

Yet manufacturers around the world realise that these wins will be short-lived until pandemic supply chain bottlenecks are solved. If we keep the status quo, consumers will pay the price. In April, inflation in Germany reached 2.4%, and across the EU’s 19 member countries, overall prices have increased at an unusual pace. Some ask: Is this true recovery? 

IMF: Current Boom Could Falter

Even as Elon Musk tweeted about chip shortages forcing Tesla to raise its prices, UK mining demand skyrocketed; housing markets lifted; and the pound sterling gained value. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), however, cautioned that manufacturing recovery won’t last long if COVID mutates into forms our vaccinations can’t touch. Kristalina Georgieva, Washington’s IMF director, noted that fewer than 1% of African citizens have been vaccinated: “Worldwide access to vaccines offers the best hope for stopping the coronavirus pandemic, saving lives, and securing a broad-based economic recovery”. 

Across the globe, manufacturing companies are keeping a watchful eye on new developments in the spread of COVID. Though US FDA officials don’t think we’ll have to “start at square one” with new vaccines, the March 2021 World Economic Outlook states that “high uncertainty” surrounds the projected 6% global growth. Continued manufacturing success will in large part depend on “the path of the pandemic, the effectiveness of policy support, and the evolution of financial conditions”. 

Mathias Cormann, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) concurred—without global immunisation, the estimated economic boom expected by 2025 could go kaput. “We need to...pursue an all-out effort to reach the entire world population”, Australia’s finance minister added. US$50bn to end COVID across the world, they imply, is a small investment to restart our economies.

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