Hydro-Spray started in 1978, as an in-bay automatic and self-serve equipment manufacturer in Cedar Falls, IA. More than forty years later, the company continues to be innovative by leveraging the latest technology and putting it to the test in an effort to bring advancement and reliability to the car wash Industry. The main focus today is designing and manufacturing products that either solve a problem, create efficiencies, or enhance operations for the best consumer experience.
What’s New/Best Seller • SubZero Winterization System.
Advantages/Features • Subzero technology controls the flow of compressed air and an anti-freeze solution to purge and protect exposed fluid lines from freezing in the wash bay and other similar applications. The smart controller works off two main signals. The first signal is the outside ambient temperature, which has two automatic set points to enable the system. The second signal works off a 24-volt signal from the wash bay to complete the blow down and/ or antifreeze purge. This process drastically reduces dependency on freshwater weeping and sewage costs. Equipped with fail safe protection should power, air compressors, or a system component fail, the subzero system will detect any failure. Once the system detects a failure it will enable city water weep and then automatically detect when the failure is resolved and continue its normal operation.
Price • Available upon request.
Contact • Hydro-Spray,
2928 Washington Ave,
Clearfield, PA 16830.
Toll-free: (800) 528-5733.
Fax: (888) 223-4835.
Extrutech Plastics Inc.
Extrutech Plastics is an ISO9001QMS certified, USA manufacturer, with 30 years of experience providing bright white, easy-to-clean, wall and ceiling panels to the car wash industry.
What’s New/Best Seller • Extrutech Form.
Advantages/Features • Extrutech Form is a patented, stay-in-place concrete wall form system for high moisture areas, built to stand up to harsh car wash environments. The panels provide a bright white, smooth, non-porous, pre-finished wall for both interiors and exteriors. Panels will not rot, rust, or flake, are 24” wide, thicknesses of 6”, 8”, or 12”, and lengths to 20’. Panels are pre-cut to project specifications and arrive at the location ready for setup. With strong snap together, E-locking edges, panels can be setup side by side without having to lift one panel over the other to connect them, resulting in a bright white, easy-to-clean finished wall that is made to last for many years.
Price • Available upon request.
Contact • Extrutech Plastics Inc., 5902 West Custer Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Toll free: (888) 818-0118. Fax: (920) 684-4344. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.epiplastics.com.
New Prague, Minnesota
XpresSystems produces the XpresWash loyalty mobile app and RFID programs. The solutions are designed for all types of washes and provide multiple ways to sell wash packages. It works well at both standalone washes and in the convenience store environment, regardless of the wash equipment. Customers can use the program at all sites equipped with XpresWash.
What’s New/Best Seller • XpresWash Loyalty Program – New Custom Branded Mobile App.
Advantages/Features • The XpresWash loyalty program easily integrates with most car wash equipment and entry systems. There is no need to roll down windows during the cold winter months. Thoroughly tested in all climates including cold Minnesota winters. Contactless payments are easy to use with built-in redundancy. If the Internet goes down customers can still wash their vehicles. Includes built-in credit card auto billing for individuals and fleet use.
Service/Installation • Can be installed in less than a day. Telephone support available.
Contact • XpresSystems Inc., 401 4th Avenue, New Prague, MN 56071. (952) 232-1066. E-mail: Info@XpresWash.com. Website: www.XpresWash.com.
Nuform Building Technologies Inc.
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Nuform Building Technologies specializes in a line of building systems. Its wall forming system, branded as CONFORM, has been utilized in thousands of car washes across North America. CONFORM improves construction efficiency while maintaining cost effectiveness.
What’s New/Best Seller • CONFORM Wall Forming System.
Advantages/Features • CONFORM is a stay-in-place concrete wall forming system that promotes easy construction in all types of climates. The rigid polymer forms easily slide together, creating durable pre-finished walls that can be constructed quickly, saving time and money. The panels are erected and poured with concrete, leaving a finished wall that requires no additional painting, stucco, or cladding. Forms are available in 2.5”, 4”, 6”, and 8” pre-insulated thicknesses and are custom cut to your specified building height.
Contact • Nuform Building Technologies Inc.,
100 Galcat Drive, Unit #2,
Canada, L4L 0B9.
Toll free: (877) 747-9255.
Pantron Automation Inc.
Belmont, North Carolina
Pantron Automation Inc. offers high quality photoelectric sensors for applications in the vehicle wash industry. Products include infrared photoelectric sensors, infrared amplifiers, multi-channel amplifiers, and inductive proximity switches.
What’s New/Best Seller • Automatic Amplifier with Built-In Test and Diagnostic Features Paired with Quick-Disconnect Sensor Eyes.
Advantages/Features • Pantron’s photoelectric sensors with quick connectors provide a fast installation and maintenance solution. The sensors are rated IP67 and are designed to penetrate steam, fog, ice, soap, and dirt. Pantron’s automatic amplifier has built-in diagnostic features to assist with alignment of the photo eyes and to pinpoint problems with the sensors.
Customer/Operator Support • Free technical support and application assistance are available.
Contact • Pantron Automation Inc.,
109 Hubbard Street,
Belmont, NC 28012.
Toll free: (800) 211-9468.
Fax: (800) 293-7530.
Proto-Vest Dryers LLC
Proto-Vest manufactures innovative, high quality automotive drying equipment that has low energy requirements. The dryers can improve the efficiency and profitability of any car wash from an in-bay automatic to a high-volume tunnel application. Along with an extensive line of dryers, a variety of options are available for any Proto-Vest dryer including products for noise reduction and energy savings.
What’s New/Best Sellers • Proto-Vest Ultimate Tunnel Heater.
Advantages/Features • The Proto-Vest
Tunnel Heater utilizes the tremendous air distribution already being generated from the drying system to effectively heat the car wash tunnel during cold winter months. The heater helps to prevent frozen pipes, ice build-up, and even eliminate down time. Air is delivered at about 155°F directly to the vehicle’s surface, offering higher drying efficiency while heating the tunnel to approximately 70°F. The unit comes equipped with a control system that adjusts settings automatically to accommodate the outdoor air temperature. The heater is an option for any steel blower housing Proto-Vest system.
Customer/Operator Support • Proto-Vest offers extensive after sales support and access to a wide range of services including custom engineering.
Contact • Proto-Vest Dryers LLC,
7400 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.,
Glendale, AZ 85307.
Toll free: (800) 521-8218.
Fax: (623) 872-6150.
Solaronics has been manufacturing infrared heaters for more than 60 years and offers a full line of infrared heating products for the auto wash industry including the DoorJet heater that has been installed in numerous washes.
What’s New/Best Sellers • The Gas Infrared Heaters.
Advantages/Features • The two-stage feature allows the unit to operate in low fire, which saves on fuel costs, when the tunnel is closed and reserve high fire for the extremely cold days or when the tunnel is open during operating hours. The radiant tube system can be used with stainless steel tubes or heat-treated aluminized.
Price • Available upon request.
Operator/Customer Support • The rep locator on the company website helps operators find the assistance they need.
Contact • Solaronics Inc.,
3720 Lapeer Rd.,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326.
Toll free: (800) 223-5335.
Fax: (248) 651-0357.
Tommy Car Wash Systems
Tommy Car Wash Systems has worked for more than 50 years to create the most efficient and productive car wash equipment possible. Tommy offers robust stainless steel car wash equipment, an advanced wash club license plate reader system, the Tommy Transporter belt, high-performance wash detergents, mini-tunnels to upgrade in-bay sites, and a high-performance franchise opportunity.
What’s New/Best Seller • Tommy Heated Drying System.
Advantages/Features • The Tommy Heated Drying System is customizable and scalable to fit the needs of any wash. The heated drying system couples an array of strategically placed centrifugal blower producers with heated blowers that allow for fast, thorough drying in even the coldest of winter climates. Contact us to help design the right system for your wash.
Contact • Tommy Car Wash Systems,
581 Ottawa Ave,
Holland, MI 49423.
(616) 494- 0771.
Stone Soap Company Inc.
Sylvan Lake, Michigan
Stone Soap Company is one of America’s oldest and most trusted manufacturers of car wash detergents and waxes. Since 1932, its goal has been to provide the highest quality, most innovative products in the professional vehicle washing industry.
What’s New/Best Seller • Winter Foam Anti-Freeze Foaming Brush Shampoo.
Advantages/Features • Winter Foam Anti-Freeze Foaming Brush Shampoo is a specially formulated shampoo designed for cold weather conditions in self-serve washes. Blended for below freezing temperatures with methanol, Winter Foam is available as a white unscented liquid, or a red cherry scented liquid. Both formulations protect up to -15°. Available in 5-, 15-, 30- and 55- gallon containers.
Contact • Stone Soap Company Inc.,
2000 Pontiac Drive,
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320.
Toll free: (800) 952-SOAP.
Fax: (248) 706-1001.
Sonny’s The CarWash Factory
Sonny’s offers a complete suite of car wash business solutions. It’s everything you need to succeed, all from one partner.
What’s New/Best Seller • Winter Stock Up.
Advantages/Features • Now is the time to replace your worn chain, cloth, and rollers. This way, your car wash tunnel will be running like a well-oiled machine and ready for the busy season ahead. Sonny’s stocks more than 12,000 parts for every OEM, ready for immediate delivery.
Contact • Sonny’s The CarWash Factory,
5605 Hiatus Road,
Tamarac, FL 33321.
Toll free: (800) 327-8723.
Gallop Brush Company LLC
Imlay City, Michigan
Gallop Brush Company products are designed to enhance the quality and satisfaction of every car wash customer. Its aim is to enhance car wash operations by offering seamless end-user installations and continual product improvements.
What’s New/Best Seller • Clearview Doors.
Advantages/Features • The wind break doors are perfect for full service, flex serve, detail shops, and oil change centers. It keeps the heat in and the wind out, saving on energy costs while keeping customers and staff comfortable. Units feature all stainless-steel construction, single phase 110-volt circuitry, are PLC controlled, and are easy to install and maintain.
Contact • Gallop Brush Company,
558 Morrice Boulevard,
Imlay City, MI 48444.
Fax: (810) 721-7257.