10/09/2018 01:00 - CINCINNATI, OH - (PR Distribution™)

ATMOS360, Inc., a manufacturer of air filtration equipment, is pleased to announce a unique business development program to give Minorities, Women and Veterans an opportunity to capitalize on the lucrative air filtration industry. The new initiative allows an existing business an additional revenue stream as an independent distributor—without the overhead of warehousing, shipping and adding employees. 

The air filtration industry is growing at an exponential rate and is projected to reach $9.7 billion by 2020 in the U.S. alone.  Through its Apprentice Distributor Program, ATMOS360 is looking to develop a network of diverse businesses to become independent distributors who can benefit from this growth trajectory. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and improving the air quality within their community, and if accepted, have the opportunity for immediate start up as a profit center. 

The Apprentice Distributor business model offers both recurring revenue and assistance to streamline costs, create operational efficiencies and improve business performance. The Apprentice Distributor buys products from ATMOS360 at competitive wholesale prices and owns the assets to resell. ATMOS360 stores the Apprentice’s inventory in its manufacturing facility; and then ships directly to customers when the items are sold. ATMOS360 also offers the Apprentice Distributor access to experienced mechanical and electrical engineers to provide customers with consulting services or to customized and design complete air cleaning systems. This benefit opens a window of opportunity for a home-based business to expand its services.

“Small enterprises are an important part of the U.S. economy,” states Icy L. Williams, owner and CEO of ATMOS360. “Our Apprentice Distributor Program is more of a process to bring more diversity into the air filtration B2B channel,” We’re searching for the most qualified entrepreneurs in each market that are interested in establishing a long-term, mutually beneficial business relationship. 

Williams purchased ATMOS360, Inc. (formerly PakTeem, Inc.) after retiring from Procter & Gamble as the supplier diversity leader. Her expertise in air filtration systems was honed over many years as a Procter & Gamble plant manager. 

Williams says, “ATMOS360 is committed to the success of our brand and our prospective distributors.” 

To prove it, the manufacturer is partnering with ACF Enterprises, LLC to work with its Apprentice Distributors for a trial period of 6 to 12 months, depending on experience.ACF is an award-winning training and consulting company known for successfully scaling up small and diverse enterprises. Minorities, Women and Veterans and other prospective distributors accepted into the program as Apprentices receive specialized training in clean air solutions and a business coach to develop specific regional markets. Upon meeting all the qualifications within the trial period, the Apprentice will become an independent ATMOS360 Authorized Distributor with expanded territory and a binding contract.


ATMOS360 is a privately held Ohio-based manufacturer big on effectiveness, quality and results when it comes to cleansing, purify and reducing the overall number of particulates and other impurities present in air source. With over 30 years of engineering, design and manufacturing experience in the air filtration industry, ATMOS360 specializes in dust control equipment and products that provide healthier air quality environments for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. 

ATMOS360 customers represent a broad spectrum of sectors ranging from Pharmaceuticals, Food, Chemicals, and the Pulp and Paper industries.Clients include Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, General Mills, Kellogg, Gillette, Georgia Pacific and The Kroger Company, just to name a few. Due to the depth and breadth of our technical skills, capabilities and capacity, ATMOS360 is recognized as a dust control technology leader, particularly in the area of containment at the source. The company’s innovations include filtration designs that have been adopted as the industry standard in many manufacturing processes. ATMOS360’s diverse product line includes HVAC, Air and Paint Filtration, Rolled Media, HEPA, Water, Hydraulic, Cartridge, Odor Control, and Dust Collection. Another innovation is ATMOS360’s economic inclusion strategy to assist diverse businesses to capitalize on the growing air filtration equipment industry by becoming independent distributors.

To learn more about ATMOS360 products and services, visit the website: www.atmos360.com.


ACF Enterprises, LLC has been providing specialized sustainability education, facilitated training and business coaching for more than 13 years. In an effort to help small and diverse businesses become more competitive and scale up, ACF partners with government agencies, corporations and community organizations to provide training to a wide variety of audiences. The company’s blended approach bundles live webinars and instructor-led workshops with interactive online courses to create a dynamic learning environment where initiative is invited and innovation is celebrated. 

Based on research and experience, ACF has identified several areas that represent the highest priorities to focus on for entrepreneurial preparedness. ACF offers several certificate programs through the company’s training unit, the Institute for Sustainable Business Education. Curriculum focuses on learning best practices to mitigate risks and improve business performance in the areas of environmental accountability, social responsibility and economic viability. 

Joan Carroll-Flowers, ACF’s president and CEO, is an award-winning entrepreneur with a diverse background as an instructional designer, business coach, author and marketing professional. In 2015, Joan was recognized by the City of Cincinnati with a proclamation from the Mayor and an award presented at the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit for improving the operational performance of more than 300 small and diverse businesses. Joan also created curriculum for an award-winning training and supplier support initiative recognized in 2017 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a “national best practice” for economic inclusion on green construction and rehabilitation of RAD projects.

For more information on the strategic alliance between ACF Enterprises, LLC and ATMOS360, Inc. to create a network of Apprentice Distributors visit the website: www.atmos360cleanair.com.

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