Shelly Dowdy, Executive Vice President , Air MacShelly Dowdy, Executive Vice President
“Every morning at daybreak as I drive to the Air Mac offices and facility in Dallas, I truly feel excited and anxious to start another workday with my terrific Air Mac Team Members,” says Shelly Dowdy, Executive Vice- President for Marketing & Administration. “We have a very dedicated, skilled and experienced workforce providing world-class sales and great service, our “gold standard” for our customers. Yes, we provide “Pneumatic Solutions” to the textile and apparel industries which is simply a fancy name for compressors, air handlers, blowers and vacuum pumps and we take pride in providing the right equipment that reduces risks of rejections and optimizes equipment performance,” Shelly continued, “We keep the guesswork out of the equation when it comes to oil and fabric that would otherwise cause grease stains and irreversible damage to the integrity of the end products. A cardinal rule in the textile and apparel industries is that oil and fabrics don’t mix.” Most textile companies rely on reliable, clean Class 0 oil-free air for these processes, but many do not understand how to optimize their usage of this air to substantially reduce their energy costs.

Throughout North Texas and all of Oklahoma, Air Mac is your source for the highest quality air compressors, air blowers, and vacuum pumps together with world-class “Customer Service” for the textile and apparel industries. Air Mac distributes a range of premium, efficient oil-free compressors, which include the Kobelco KNW Series and Elgi AB Series. With a world-class service team, Air Mac’s highest priority is “Customer Service” first, last, and always. What differentiates Air Mac is its on-call 24/7/365 service center. In Shelly’s words, Textile and apparel manufacturing in the United States is a $100 billion industry with complex global supply chains and stakeholders at all levels of society. To an outsider, reliable compressed air and forced air may not seem like major requirements in the textile and apparel industries, but are they ever! Pneumatic solutions are a necessity at almost all levels of the supply chain and can make the difference for fast effective processing for profitability in this highly competitive industry. Compressed air powers jet looms, spinning machines, ginning mills and other industrial equipment used to manufacture and process fabrics, denim, polyester yarn, and other materials.
Compressed air adds texture to fabrics and other details that increase the value of your finished product. Compressed air powers tools and equipment to keep facilities clean, cool, and working at peak performance.

Textile and apparel manufacturers have critical needs to operate their business, and Air Mac strives to ensure that their manufacturing is effective, efficient, and economical. Processes such as power looms, process house & ginning mills, denim spinning, polyester filament yarn (PFY), texturing units, and integrated cotton textiles require a varying degree of compressed air, anywhere from 30 cfm to 40,000 cfm. Our range of compressed air solutions, including oil-free rotary screw or centrifugal technologies, for oil-free market applications, has a reputation for being highly reliable and efficiently designed. Our highly-trained service technicians can perform audit solutions for your plant and compressed air system to deliver a unique combination of efficiency, reliability, and operation.

As the industry continues to evolve, textile and apparel manufacturers will continue to search for ways to improve the efficiency of the processes with new equipment and new functions to achieve higher production and profitability.

With the right equipment, even the most difficult challenges can be turned into a profit-generating opportunity that enables manufacturers to overcome some of their most persistent challenges, including reducing costs associated with operating and maintaining compressed air tools and systems, maximizing up-time and production to meet the demands of customers, preventing contamination due to air-fluid mixture, reducing waste and running more sustainable operations overall and retrofitting aging production centers with modern equipment.