A supplier and servicer of air compressors opened a West Michigan office that will serve the region’s health care industry.
Indianapolis-based Brehob Corporation said it opened an office at 4495 44th St. SE in Kentwood in a 4,000-square-foot leased building.
Justin Russell will be the office manager, initially overseeing a team of three with plans to grow that number to 11 employees in the future, with positions including operations/sales manager, service manager, administrative support and technicians. The employees will handle preventive maintenance, service, parts, units and support for industrial air compressors from the new facility.
Brehob Corporation, an authorized Quincy Compressor dealer, broke into the Michigan market in 2003, opening a Troy location, and expanded sales into West Michigan this spring.
Bryan Smither, Brehob’s president, said he is thrilled by what the expansion means for the company, which now has locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan.
“We are excited about continuing to grow as a company and provide top-notch Quincy products to new Michigan customers,” he said.
Although Brehob has three divisions — electric, air compressor, and crane and hoist — the new office will focus specifically on Brehob’s air compressor division.
With the need for air compressors and air compressor servicing increasing, especially in the health care space due to COVID-19, Smither said Brehob saw it could provide value in the greater Grand Rapids market.
In hospital settings, air compressors are used for supplying air for artificial respiration, powering or cleaning surgical tools and instruments, and operating steam cleaners and presses in laundry rooms.
Brehob said it will be hiring technicians and administrative staff members for the Kentwood office as growth allows.