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Jason Sears Named President of Dri-Air Industries

Jason Sears has been named president of Dri-Air Industries, replacing Charlie Sears, Dri-Air founder and Jason’s father, who passed away recently.   The Board of Directors of Dri-Air made the announcement. Jason has been an employee at Dri-Air for 30 years, beginning after school during his high school years learning such skills as welding, electrical wiring, […]

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The plastics industry loses a veteran, Charlie Sears

Charles Sears, the president of DRI-AIR Industries passed away on August 5th after a recent battle with cancer. He started Dri-Air Industries, Inc. in 1985 and it quickly became a leading supplier of drying systems for the plastics industry. His expertise and leadership along with his desire to create the very best possible product for […]

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New Systems Engineer at Dri-Air

Jeff Walker Joins Dri-Air Industries as Systems Engineer – Specializing in Large Throughput Systems   Jeff is a 31-year veteran of the plastics industry with in-depth systems experience in engineering and operating large injection molding and blow molding installations.   At Dri-Air, Jeff will focus on the design and installation of drying and conveying systems with […]

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Dri-Air is a Family Adventure

According to the Conway Center for Family Business, American family businesses provide 64% of the entire U.S. Gross Domestic Product, 62% of U.S. employment and 78% of all new jobs.   As virtually all American business and government leaders have recognized, the economic success of America depends to a large extent on the success of its […]

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Charlie Sears Speaks Out at the CT Capital

This past February, working in tandem with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), Charlie Sears, President of Dri-Air along with Rebecca Kayfus of Thomaston Savings Bank testified before the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee on two bills—SB 544 and HB 7042—that address rising healthcare costs. They both urged legislators to support the bills, noting […]

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