FasTest Partners with JB Industries to Expand CoreMax Aftermarket Coverage


JBI CoreMax Tools
CoreMax Manufacturer Adds National Distributor Partner to Expand CoreMax Tool Presence

Minneapolis, MN—January 12, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces a new partnership with national distribution partner, JB Industries. For nearly 15 years, FasTest has been manufacturing the revolutionary CoreMax access valve for refrigeration manufacturers, which allows for rapid evacuation and charging of HVAC-R units.

As CoreMax’s popularity with manufacturers has continued to increase, so has demand for tooling to easily service HVAC-R units equipped with CoreMax. FasTest’s partnership with national distributor JB Industries will help provide service technicians in the field with FasTest’s world class tools for the CoreMax system, which allow service technicians to evacuate, charge and reclaim faster than with a Schrader type valve and associated tooling. “We believe that partnering with the trusted name of JB Industries will allow FasTest to quickly introduce our line of service tools to technicians in the field and ultimately make their job more simple and efficient,” said Joe Flaherty, National Sales Manager of HVAC-R at FasTest.

For JB Industries, the partnership is an opportunity to further extend their product offering in the HVAC-R market with an American-made tooling system. “We are excited to offer the innovative technology of the CoreMax product line and partner with FasTest, who shares JB’s commitment to providing quality American made parts,” said Jeff Cherif, President of JB Industries.

About CoreMax

Fifteen years ago, FasTest introduced the CoreMax access valve to manufacturers of HVAC-R products all across America. Since that time, millions of CoreMax valves have been installed in HVAC-R units and the product has become synonymous with processing efficiency.

Working with key customers to design a more efficient alternative to leak-prone Schrader type valves, FasTest designed the CoreMax system, which is a family of manufacturing and service tools designed to work with a revolutionary high flow access valve. The flexible system shortens processing times during the manufacturing process and improves the quality of the final HVAC-R products. CoreMax provides up to five times greater processing flow, dramatically improved sealing, faster access connections and improved manufacturing tool durability and ergonomics. Unlike other process methods, CoreMax offers an integrated system design, not just a component design, which provides an ideal solution for rapid evacuation and refrigerant charging.

About FasTest, Inc.

Since 1985, FasTest, Inc. has manufactured quick test connectors and valves that maximize efficiency, productivity and profitability for the automotive, calibration, medical, industrial manufacturing, HVAC-R and compressed gas industries.

Relying on core engineering skills, FasTest has secured over 50 US and International patents that serve as the design platform for innovative products that enable their customers to improve testing, manufacturing process and productivity. FasTest also offers custom connectors are for unique requirements.

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For additional FasTest products or information, contact:

1-800-444-2373 • www.fastestinc.com • andrew.klobucar@fastestinc.com

About JB Industries

JB Industries is the premier manufacturer of American made HVAC/R tools and instruments. For over 50 years, JB has been committed to providing exceptional customer service and quality, innovative products that meet industry needs and are manufactured, engineered and tested in accordance with rigid quality standards. JB products are Just Better, and proudly Made in the USA at our facility in Aurora, Illinois.

For more information on JB Industries or the CoreMax product line:

800.323.0811 • www.jbind.com • sales@jbind.com

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