PPP Profile - Third-Generation Family-Owned Business Benefits from PPP

Iowa District Office  - September 18, 2020

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PPP Profile - Third-Generation Family-Owned Business Benefits from PPP

Air Control

For 64 years Air Control, Inc., of Clinton, Iowa met its clients’ needs through general construction, design build, HVAC installation, repair and maintenance, steel fabrication and industrial ventilation services. Led by a management team with 125 years of combined experience, it expanded into federal government contracting as an SBA certified 8(a) and women-owned business.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Air Control hard, forcing it to lay off 35 percent of its 49 technicians and welders due to decreased business and safety risks. Thanks to an SBA-backed PPP loan through Citizens First Bank the company brought its team back to work on housekeeping maintenance and operation repairs during the downturn. President/CEO Mary Pat Connell said the PPP funding “ensured our team job security and income during these unsure times.”