Our company's history—building for over 25 years

In 1990, Jim Hene established Rotating Engineered Products (REP), a distributor and service provider for industrial blowers and vacuum pumps. Three years later, John Mattick joined as partner. In 1997, the business established an online presence, doing business as pdblowers; the name worked so well that REP became pdblowers, Inc. in 2013. In order to better manage client needs, pdblowers began taking steps to fulfill custom assembly of blower packages. In 1996, they introduced the VersaBase Blower and Vacuum Pump Mounting System in order to better integrate the components used in blower and vacuum applications. In 2000, an investment in fabrication equipment allowed most work to be completed in-house. Fabrication capabilities expanded and their facilities expanded with them. Today, the company operates its main office out of a 50,000 square foot fabrication hub, which houses state-of-the-art metal-fabrication equipment, among other capabilities.

Because blower technology is useful for operations across a wide range of industries—from pneumatic conveying, aeration, to processing—pdblowers was well-positioned to expand services to other regions. Today, we work mainly in the U.S. and Canada, but our services are global—with clients in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan and China. Beyond blower fulfillment and custom-designed solutions, our reputation also rests squarely on stellar service and support. Our experienced mechanical technicians repair most blower brands, whether they originated from us or not. We offer a 12 month warranty on packages and everything we build so that our clients benefit from an optimally working product.

As an agent, distributor, and direct seller we offer an extensive inventory of industrial equipment. Our geographically distributed warehouse facilities allow us to ship your products so they arrive when you need them. Since 2014, we have been the top U.S. distributor for Howden Roots, the preeminent manufacturer of industrial blowers. In many states, we are the agent for Howden Roots, HiVac, and Continental Blower. Other components and accessory equipment that we sell directly and often use in our system builds are manufactured by these highly reputable companies:

  • Universal Silencer
  • Stoddard Silencer
  • Solberg Manufacturing
  • Techno-Check
  • US Valve
  • Flexi-Hinge
  • TECO Westinghouse
  • Busch Vacuum
  • Gardner Denver
  • Dunlop
  • Kunkle
  • Baldor ABB
  • Bando
  • Ashcroft
  • Donaldson
  • Kaydon Filtration
  • AFL Industries
  • Dresser Measurement
Latest Projects

Adjustable Pressure Package with Chiller for Aerospace Material Testing

In this interesting application, our customer is testing the heat resistance of materials used in airplanes.  Cold air is pumped into the bottom of a test chamber while the materials are heated in the center of the chamber.  As the...
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Agitation Blower Package

This blower package is used for agitation at a plant that manufactures aluminum electrode foil.  Since it was replacing existing equipment, care was taken to provide equipment that would not only match the system specs like RPMs, horsepower, and pressure, but...
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