BASX in the News
BASX Breaks Ground on a New Weld Shop
August 23rd, 2023
BASX is proud to announce we will be breaking ground on a new Weld Shop addition on the north side of our campus. This project will provide 36,000 additional square feet of dedicated space for a state-of-the-art welding facility. The shop will support welding operations for air handler base assemblies, fab cubes and related custom HVAC products. The space will also provide room for a new BLM Group tube laser, house a large (HE&M brand) vertical band saw and be fully air conditioned with filtration. This addition will provide workspace for roughly 50 current employees with the capacity to fill an additional 30 welding positions. This increase in warehouse space will allow BASX to utilize and repurpose the existing weld space in order to meet the needs of our Data Center, Cleanroom and Commercial HVAC customers.
Several key stakeholders and project partners plan to attend the event. This group includes BASX Co-founders, Dave Benson and Matt Tobolski as well as:
- Blaise Cacciola - Architect
- SWB - Construction Contractor
- HWA - Civil Engineering
- Ashley Vance - Structural Engineering
- REDI - Redmond Economic Development Inc.
- Redmond Chamber of Commerce
About BASX BASX is committed to providing job opportunities in manufacturing for the Central Oregon region. Positions from entry level to experienced and even professional opportunities are available in many growing departments within the company.
BASX has been undergoing significant changes over the past few years. We completed the 75,000 sf warehouse addition back in 2021 and a modern 2 story, 15,000 sf office building was completed in 2022. BASX Solutions was acquired by AAON in 2021 and will be rebranding to BASX, Inc.. BASX is focused on quality, innovation, and state-of-the-art technology. We are honored to display the Made-in-America emblem on every one of our products.
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AAON TO ACQUIRE REDMOND-BASED BASX
The Bulletin - November, 2021
Redmond-based BASX Solutions, a manufacturer of data center cooling and HVAC equipment, has been acquired by Aaon Inc., a publicly traded company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for $180 million.
The acquisition puts Central Oregon on the map as a place where businesses can start, scale and grow, said Jon Stark, Redmond Economic Development Inc. senior director. Click here to read the full article.
BASX FOUNDER SAYS COMPANY'S NEW OWNERS ARE COMMITTED TO REDMOND 'LONG-TERM'
KTVZ News Channel 21 - November, 2021
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- BASX Solutions new owners, AAON of Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to continue growing the company in Redmond, the founder of BasX said Friday.
Matt Tobolski, president and founder of BASX, told NewsChannel 21 the local presence is 100 percent safe in Central Oregon.
AAON is acquiring Redmond's fast-growing data center cooling, HVAC and clean room systems maker BasX Solutions for up to $202 million, including purchase of its property and buildings, the two firms announced late Thursday.
“Their goal is that everyone is staying, and they are not here to input anybody into our organization to lead," Tobolski said. "It's business as usual, from a leadership and execution perspective.” Click here to read the full article.
BASX SOLUTIONS FOCUSES ON BUSINESS BASICS
Cascade Business News - November, 2021
BASX Solutions' growth and success of their innovative manufacturing facility in Redmond Oregon is featured in the Cascade Business News. Click here to read the full article.
BASX SOLUTIONS DOUBLES DOWN ON REDMOND MANUFACTURING PLANT
Bend Bulletin - September, 2021
BASX Solutions' new 90,000 sf warehouse and future plans are featured in the Bend Bulletin.
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BASX SOLUTIONS RAISES THE LARGEST FLAG IN REDMOND
Redmond Flag Day - June 2021
To commemorate Flag Day and to honor Veterans, BASX Solutions raised the largest American flag in Redmond. The 20' x 30' flag was raised on an 80' flagpole. Click here to watch the full video.
KTVZ, - REDMOND BUSINESSES EXPAND AMID RECESSION & PANDEMIC
BASX Solutions announced today it has broken ground on a 75,000 square foot high-bay manufacturing expansion at its headquarters in Redmond, OR. Click here to watch the full video.
BASX SOLUTIONS FEATURED IN INC 500's GREATEST ENTREPRENEURS 2017
INC 500 Greatest Entrepreneurs - 2017
BASX Solutions is rated #1 in Oregon, #1 in Manufacturing and #51 overall for Greatest Entrepreneurs in 2017.
BASX SOLUTIONS NAMED FASTEST GROWING COMPANY IN 2016
Portland, Oregon Business Journal - 2016
Portland, Oregon Business Journal named BASX Solutions the #1 fastest growing private company in the state.
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BASX SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES SEASONS 4 CLEANROOM PRODUCT LINE
Cleanroom Technology - May 10, 2016
BASX Solutions has purchased Season 4's HVAC cleanroom product line for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition includes all technology, intellectual property, inventory and equipment associated with the manufacturing and design of: ceiling systems, plenum modules, fan powered plenum modules, fan filter units, recirculation air handlers and make up air handlers. "Seasons 4 has been providing high quality HVAC products to the cleanroom industry for some time and BASX is excited to continue their path of excellence under our brand name," said Benson.
Key members of the Seasons 4 cleanroom group will join BASX, including industry veteran Richard Spradling, who becomes Director of Clean Room Sales at BASX.
The acquisition brings BASX co-founder and CEO Dave Benson full circle, as he has been involved in cleanroom design, manufacturing and operation since the 1980s. The BASX team includes experts in HVAC design, fan technology, electrical and controls design and structural engineering. The team at BASX has a long lineage in the cleanroom industry and we feel quite at home with this acquisition. I personally look forward to reconnecting with many colleagues from over the past three decades.
"We have been focused on innovation through multidisciplinary product development," said Matt Tobolski, President and co-founder of BASX.
Since founding BASX, we have excelled in the development of modular products that integrate HVAC systems, control technology and efficient structural design. This expertise is fully aligned with the needs of the cleanroom industry and I look forward to continuing the legacy of excellence created by the Seasons 4 team. All existing contracts with Seasons 4 for cleanroom products will be completed by Seasons 4 at its Georgia, US manufacturing facility. New projects will be designed and manufactured by BASX at its Redmond, OR headquarters. BASX will maintain a cleanroom sales location on the east coast in addition to its Oregon headquarters and California sales office. Seasons 4 will continue to manufacture its customized new and replacement HVAC product lines.
BASX SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES DATA CENTER COOLING SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY CMS
San Leandro, CA / Redmond, OR - June 19, 2014
Custom Mechanical Systems, a leading manufacturer of custom, high-efficiency cooling systems for data centers, has sold its data center HVAC technology to BasX Solutions, founded by industry veteran, Dave Benson.
Custom Mechanical Systems (CMS), founded in 2008 by Dan Hyman, designs custom, high-efficiency cooling systems for data centers. Many of the concepts used by CMS come from years of experience in designing HVAC systems for clean rooms. Modern data centers have cooling requirements that are more similar to clean rooms than the old "computer rooms" for which most standard cooling units are designed. Customers include top operators in the data center industry: Brocade, Cologix, eBay, Equinix, Facebook, NetApp, Oracle, Ross, Terremark, and Vantage.
BASX Solutions name is derived from the concept of "Back to the Basics." With its management team made up of a who's who list of engineering expertise, the BASX mission is to design and manufacture innovative, engineered products focused on the structural elements of the modular data center, custom air handling, unitary DX, and Chilled water.
The acquisition of the CMS technology will allow BASX to have an immediate impact on the custom data center cooling business and scale that technology to the next level of growth. Production will move to BASX's 110,000 square foot advanced manufacturing facility located in Redmond, OR. Operations and sales will stay in Silicon Valley, one the nation's primary data center markets.
FROM OREGON EBOLA ISOLATION SUITE
November 6, 2014
A Redmond, Oregon company has created a product to make life easier for people who may possibly be infected with the Ebola virus. Benson says, "while the Suite is geared toward the current need for Ebola isolation, it also could be helpful for other things that might be thrown at society in the future."
BASX UNVEILS EBOLA ISOLATION SUITE
November 6, 2014
BASX Solutions, a Redmond company, has developed a 400-square-foot, portable Ebola Isolation Suite. The suite features advanced containment features designed to keep the patient isolated but comfortable. It can serve as an observation unit or a treatment area, said company spokeswoman Cambria Benson. "The units may be connected to one another while remaining individually isolated to create an entire complex. We're just beginning the marketing phase right now", she said.
EBOLA ISOLATION SUITES RELEASED: NOV 5, 2014
November 5, 2021
BASX Solutions has announced the introduction of the Ebola Isolation Suite for use in patient observation and containment. The Isolation Suite's initial approach is designed to handle cases of individuals that have potentially been exposed to Ebola and who exhibit signs of Ebola, as well as those that are confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus.
Unlike other methods of containment currently applied, the BasX Isolation Suite is designed to be completely livable, allowing the individual inside to maintain a normal lifestyle. It incorporates extensive features such as digital temperature control, radiant floor heating, low voltage lighting, high-speed Wifi connectivity, and high-definition display panels. In addition, the suite includes an inspection area, a kitchen with an island counter, a bedroom and full bathroom, and a lounge area.
REDMOND FIRM OFFERING EBOLA ISOLATION SUITES
November 5, 2014
BASX Solutions of Redmond announced Wednesday the introduction of the Ebola Isolation Suite, for use in patient observation and containment of the deadly virus.
"The Isolation Suite's initial approach is designed to handle cases of individuals that have potentially been exposed to Ebola and who exhibit signs of Ebola, as well as those that are confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus," said the firm, which last year set up shop in the former Walmart building on Redmond's south side.
EBOLA ISOLATION SUITES REDMOND, OR
November 5, 2014
BASX Solutions is pleased to announce the release of our newly developed method to effectively isolate and help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The solution is our proprietary Ebola Isolation suite, designed to handle cases of the Ebola virus as well as possibilities of the virus.
Our Ebola Isolation Modules have been developed to provide a solution for the containment of individuals exposed to and infected by the Ebola virus through an effective but human process. The Isolation Suite provided by BASX Solutions not only provides that, but includes a multitude of other measures that help eliminate virus transfer through state of the art isolation technology.
REDMOND COMPANY RECEIVES ENTERPRISE ZONE TAX BREAKS
December 17, 2013
Deschutes County has granted a five-year tax break to a new Redmond company pledging to employ up to 150 workers. County commissioners Monday approved an enterprise zone application for BASX Solutions, which plans to manufacture portable surgical suites and power storage facilities. Late last month, BASX officials announced a plan to purchase the former Redmond Wal-Mart building just east of U.S. Highway 97, along Airport Way near the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.
REDMOND COMPANY PLANS 100+ JOBS: NOV. 26, 2013
November 26, 2013
Redmond Economic Development Inc. and the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB are pleased to announce a new manufacturing enterprise will locate in Redmond at the former Walmart location, creating over 100+ jobs in the community. BASX Solutions is very excited to have just purchased a 100,000 sq ft facility in Redmond Oregon; many people refer to as the old Walmart building. BASX Solutions is a newly formed LLC that will be managed by David Benson and Matthew Tobolski.
100,000 SQ FT FACILITY REDMOND, OR
January 1, 2013
BASX Solutions is very excited to have just purchased a 100,000 sq ft facility in Redmond Oregon, many people refer to as the Old Wal-Mart building. BASX Solutions is a newly formed LLC that will be managed by David Benson and Matthew Tobolski. David Benson is leaving his manufacturing firm in Tualatin Oregon where he was President and founder of a 750 person manufacturing company. Matthew Tobolski, PE PHd, is a founding partner of Tobolski Watkins, a structural engineering firm based in San Diego as well as an office in Bend Oregon.