6 Questions w/ Doug Janes of Moffitt Fan

An Interview Moffitt Fan Corp Project Manager.

Doug Janes has been manufacturing industrial ventilators and fans at Moffitt Fan Corporation for over 20 years. In this time he has been a part of almost every project that Moffitt has completed. We sat down with him to ask a few questions about how it is working for Moffitt and how he likes to spend his time when he’s not in the factory.

  1. What is your role at Moffitt Fan?
    Project Leader, head of weld and maintenance departments at Moffitt Fan.
  2. Where are you from originally?
    Originally from Le Roy, NY
  3. You’ve been with MFC for over 20 years (since January 1995). What’s been the biggest change in that time?
  4. The amount of paperwork required for quality control on products. That, and the addition of the [MoffittVent-HE] High-Efficiency ventilator.
  5. What do you like most about your job?
    I [like to see] the new designs to prototype and troubleshoot. [I also enjoy working on] the custom work and special projects.
  6. Do you have a favorite project from your 21+ years here at Moffitt?
    A custom 10’ diameter fan that was used in a coal mine shaft in Chile, for ventilation. [The fan was so big it] caused us to install a new door in shipping that was large enough to get it out. That was something we did not consider when we took the job!
  7. Before Moffitt, what was the most interesting job you had?
    Working in an auto collision shop.
  8. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Restoration projects on cars, trucks, fuel pumps, etc. I also have a dirt race oval on my back lot. That helps the oldest grandboy who races stock cars. He practices on my track with go carts. So keeping his car and the go carts running keeps me busy.
  9. Finally, What is your favorite movie?
    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Will Ferrell and Hooper, which is an old Burt Reynolds movie about stunt men.

6 Questions with Doug Janes of Moffitt Fan

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