General Filters Inc. has purchased Second Wind Air Purifier Inc. and Second Wind Air Purifier Ltd., manufacturers of ultraviolet light air purifiers throughout North America.  

Officials with General Air Filters said the acquisition will greatly contribute toward expanding product offerings in the ultraviolet market. Second Wind™ Air Purifier manufactures ultraviolet air purification equipment for residential and commercial applications. Since its beginning in 1990, Second Wind Air Purifier has introduced dual wave length lamp technology and ultraviolet photo-catalytic (PCO) air purification.

All Second Wind ultraviolet products are FDA Registered Class II Medical Devices. Through this certification the opportunity exists for possible partial or full compensation on the purchase of Second Wind products through institutions like Medicare.

Manufacturing assets will be relocated to Canadian General Filters in Toronto. Tom Wilson, the previous owner, president, and CEO of Second Wind, will join the General Filters team as air purification manager. 

“Having Tom on our team will be a tremendous advantage” said Bob Abraham, president and CEO of General Filters Inc. “Tom knows the products, the customers, and the market. His knowledge and experience will surely drive significant growth of this business segment for General Filters.”

Second Wind air purifier products will remain available through existing sales channels and contacts.