Columbus Industries Joins Filtration Group

Market leader further enhances Filtration Group’s premier indoor air quality filtration business

Columbus Industries, a leading global provider of air filtration products for indoor residential and commercial applications has joined Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries. Columbus Industries’ comprehensive suite of performance-engineered air filters, manufactured to enable the highest efficiency with the lowest pressure drop, further enhances the breadth and depth of Filtration Group’s leading portfolio of world class indoor air filtration solutions to ensure safe, clean air for its customers.

Eric Pontious, Executive Vice President of Columbus Industries, stated “After nearly 40 years with Columbus, I can confidently say we have found the perfect partner to bring our customers an even higher level of service and support. I could not be prouder to partner with the Filtration Group team to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.”

“Columbus Industries is globally recognized as the gold standard within indoor air filtration; the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities and its best-in-class, proprietary in-house media provide faster lead times, greater flexibility and higher quality to its market leading customers and channel partners. We are thrilled to welcome Columbus to the Filtration Group family” said Filtration Group’s CEO, Tim McCarty.

“I am truly grateful that Jeff Gilliam, Eric Pontious and the passionate team at Columbus Industries will be joining us in our quest to make the world safer, healthier and more productive,” said Larry Gies, Madison Industries founder.

Columbus Industries’ mission critical air filters deliver enhanced performance to customers’ HVAC systems, air purifiers and indoor air quality systems by providing clean air to those indoors. The company’s broad range of branded and private label filters are focused on the highest minimum-efficiency-reporting-values (“MERV”) ratings and high-efficiency-particulate-absorbing requirements.  For 56 years, the Pontius family built and nurtured Columbus into the leader it is today.  The Columbus Industries passionate team is focused on creating innovative solutions to help fight the largest global environmental health risk, air pollution (please see

About Columbus Industries

Founded in 1965, Columbus Industries is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance air filters. From its primary production facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, Columbus designs, manufactures and markets air filter products that keep the air you breathe clean and clear of harmful contaminants.   Please visit Columbus Industries at

About Filtration Group

Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries, is making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value.  With a passionate team, global footprint and leading technology, Filtration Group is driving innovation and unparalleled filtration solutions.  Filtration Group serves a diverse set of customers with offerings that span across a broad spectrum of primarily life sciences, indoor air quality and industrial applications.  One of the fastest growing companies in the industry, Filtration Group serves its customers from over 100 facilities in nearly 30 countries.  We encourage you to visit Filtration Group and Madison Industries at and