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We provide automotive and industrial manufacturers with advanced paint finishing, factory ventilation systems and custom metal fabrication systems, services and solutions.

  • Turnkey design, engineering, manufacturing and installation
  • Long standing member in Sheet Metal Workers Local 80
  • Innovative technologies and processes
  • Guaranteed highest industry standard for safety
  • No hidden fees for up-charges…ever
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Energy Savings

  • Conservation Solutions
  • Industrial Lighting, Electricity
  • Heating & Ovens

Metal Fabrication

  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • Prototypes, Low Volume Production
  • Welding, Assembly, Finishing


  • Spray & Powder Coating Systems
  • Pre-Treatment Washers
  • Environmental Clean Tunnel
  • Paint Booths & Curing Ovens
  • Production Control


  • Factory Ventilation Systems
  • Mist, Dirt, Fume Collection
  • Design, Fabrication, Installation
  • Air House Installation & Maintenance

Technical Services

  • Dedicated Project Manager
  • Problem Resolution
  • Air Audits & Balancing
  • Energy Audits
  • Support & Maintenance
  • Continuous Improvement
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Industries Served

HM White is proud to currently service the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Foundries
  • Machinery
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Metalworking

Industry Affiliations

Our memberships include all the leading industry associations:

  • Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • AFS Air Quality and Air Reticulation Committees
  • SMACNA Industrial Duct Design and Industrial Contractors Steering Committees
  • SME Association of Finishing Processes
  • ASHRAE and many others

Quality Control

  • Our experienced personnel, commitment to our customers, A-Rated ISN Contractor in Safety Certification, and well-defined process controls ensure that every piece of equipment engineered, manufactured, and installed is thoroughly quality checked multiple times. Each project, regardless of size, has a dedicated project manager who is accessible to you 24/7 from inception to completion of your job.   And when we are the general contractor, we have even more control to keep your job done right, on time and on budget!
  • We achieve our company policy of Continuous Improvement by empowering our employees to take ownership in the finished product, and to be accountable to each other and the customer. This ensures that every employee has the responsibility to point out any instance where an improvement should be made. At the end of the day, with preparation, tools, and processes in place, it’s the people who make the difference in our production controls.  And we have the best in the industry!

Specialized Applications

  • High pressure carrier cleaning systems
  • Industrial piping process systems
  • Mist-eliminator duct work
  • Plastic duct work for high corrosive environments
  • Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP)
  • Power generation stations
  • Power plant coal shoots
  • Water leak test booths


  • Engineering solutions and energy savings since 1936
  • Skilled, experienced, highly committed professional personnel, most of whom have been with us for decades
  • Exceptional workmanship provided by Local 80
  • Staff comprised of industry experts, conference lecturers/moderators, nation-wide university instructors
  • Manufacturing and process plant work throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico


  • Each project assigned its own dedicated Project Manager, who maintains full control from planning to completion
  • Well-defined quality control process
  • Designed to eliminate all safety hazards
  • Prompt and courteous customer service
  • 100% Made in the U.S.A.

Comprehensive Services

  • Finishing – Ventilation – Energy – Machining
  • Advanced technologies
  • Green Design Solutions guarantee you energy savings
  • Value Engineering Alternatives for better design, less overall cost, lower energy bills
  • General contractor capabilities, including all electrical, piping, and structural elements
  • Our custom systems are found in all industries, all major markets across the country

Business Practices

  • Weekly meetings and status updates
  • Private company with flexibility to solve your problems, NOW
  • State-of-the-Art scheduling & CAD/CAM software
  • We deliver Exceptional Value


  • Your employees’ safety is our top priority!
  • Guaranteed highest industry standard for safety installation
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Our History

For over 80 years, HM White has had the vision and technological expertise to set new industry standards in efficiency, accuracy, safety, and performance.

  • 1936: Founded by Harold M. White as a union based oven installer for the Maehler Oven Company of Chicago
  • 1948: Began manufacturing & installing turnkey industrial ovens across various industries
  • 1974: Moved to current 35,000 sq.ft. facility on Burt Road in Detroit; purchased the 20,000 sq. ft. facility for Now Industries (White Environmental), producers of dampers, blast gates & drum louvers, ductwork companion rings, etc.
  • 1983: Acquired Clean Air Technologies, a turnkey fabricator & installer of clean rooms for automotive, electronics, and medical industries
  • 2010: New partnership
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From complete industrial paint finishing systems and metal fabrication, to HVAC / air pollution control and energy saving solutions, our hands-on owner/operators have the experience and customer-focus to manage the next phase of your company’s expansion.

Let us partner with you!

Additional Information

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