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 family businesses.
One successful family business that plays a leadership role in the U.S. plastics industry and across the globe is Dri-Air Industries. Since 1974, Dri-Air has been 100% focused on plastics processing equipment with emphasis on drying, blending and conveying equipment. Today it is the leader in compressed air and desiccant drying technology. At the company headquarters in East Windsor, Connecticut, Dri-Air is busily expanding capacity by 50% with a new manufacturing facility.
The Sears Family: Charlie, Esther and Jason
Charlie Sears, President of Dri-Air, describes the mission of Dri-Air as “to provide our customers with high value products and excellent service. Our reputation is very important to us,” he adds.
Charlie, his wife Esther and his son Jason are the family leadership at Dri-Air. The Executive Team includes the three of them plus Marketing, Sales and Factory leadership. And don’t forget the customers! “As a family business, we consider our customers a part of the Dri-Air family”, says Charlie, “and we are committed to assisting you in making your company more efficient and productive. We consistently design new products to meet our customers’ constantly changing demands with energy efficiency and service as top priorities. And we build everything here in the U.S. from U.S.-made components.”
When you call Dri-Air, you don’t have to wait for minutes after minutes as computers and robots switch your call from one department to another. A live person answers your call for the newest products, plant expansion, or service and immediately connects you to a professional who is experienced to assist you. The Executive Team’s 200 years of experience in plastics will assure helpful answers to any questions regarding drying or handling of resins.
“As a family, we consider ourselves to be part of your company,” Charlie says. “If you are a current customer, we thank you for all of your support over the years. We look forward to many more years together. And to those considering our equipment, we look forward to welcoming you to our growing family”.
The Dri-Air Sales Team