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How HealthWay Put an Air Purifier in Every NYC Department of Education Classroom

May 26, 2022
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HealthWay, a family-owned business in up-state NY, has been a pioneer in air purification for over 20 years. In 2010, their CEO and founder, Vincent Lobdell, developed their patented DFS technology, which captures particles as small as .007 microns at 99.97% efficiency.

In 2021, the New York City Department of Education was in search of a safer way to resume in-person learning. In addition to masking and social distancing, they decided to equip every classroom with a HealthWay portable air purifier, which was no small feat to fulfill before the school year started.

Indoor Air Quality Enters the Public Conversation

Indoor air quality and air filtration became a high priority for public health as a result of the COVID pandemic. HealthWay’s patented technology captures particles smaller than the Coronavirus, making it one of the most effective indoor air purifiers for preventing the spread of the virus, and as the country looked for safe ways to re-open public spaces, demand for HealthWay’s products skyrocketed.

HealthWay ramped up production to meet the growing demand and soon had 30 containers on the water, headed to the US. However, they knew that their in-house warehousing and fulfillment operations would not have the space to house the units once they were stateside. They needed to find an outsourced fulfillment partner that could take on the extra capacity and – quickly.

Reopening NYC Schools

The New York City Department of Education was in search of a safer way to resume in-person learning. In addition to masking and social distancing, they decided to equip every classroom with a HealthWay portable air purifier.

This would be no small undertaking. HealthWay now needed a partner that could not only inbound and store their 225,000 units, but they needed to ship over 47,000 of those units to individual classrooms throughout New York City before the school year started.

A Flexible Partnership at Scale

Ware2Go approached HealthWay with a solution that covered the full scope of their fulfillment needs:

  • The ability to inbound and store their 225,000 new units in two strategically-located facilities
  • A custom picking solution that enabled delivery to every NYC classroom with over 99% accuracy
  • Expertise to advise on which shipments should be delivered via freight vs small parcel to get the best rates on every shipment

Ultimately, HealthWay chose to partner with Ware2Go because their network gave them flexibility to fulfill large orders like New York City Department of Education without over-burdening their in-house operations.

The Result

Together, Ware2Go and HealthWay equipped New York City classrooms with the industry’s leading air purification systems in time for in-person learning to resume safely. As more public spaces re-open, HealthWay will continue to partner with Ware2Go to provide peace of mind with their patented technology.

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