Industrial Utility Efficiency

Next Air & Gas Expands Production Facility


In early March 2024, Next Air & Gas will begin expansion in their production facility, extending manufacturing from their existing 20,000 square feet facility. The new facility will provide an additional 15,000 square feet, with further expansion up to 50,000 square feet. The new facility is located adjacent to their main offices of operation.


A surge of opportunity driven by the demand for global compressed air treatment drives growth for the manufacturer in Tennessee.


The new facility will focus on the production of desiccant and refrigerated dryer manufacturing. Next’s pre-existing facility will support the development and manufacturing of future nitrogen, oxygen, and heat of compression product lines.

“One of our core values is to look to the long term--and this expansion project is a testament to that belief. Next is tremendously grateful for the surge of growth seen in 2023, and we are beginning to prepare for what is expected in 2024. This development is a key deliverable to meet manufacturing demand and allows our primary facility to act as our “hub” for innovation and design. This aligns with our plan to support growth and new product development offerings for the years to come,” said Kevin F. Zarif, Vice President, Next Air & Gas.


About Next Air & Gas

Next Air & Gas, headquartered in Lenoir City, TN, is the next chapter in the Zarif’s air treatment legacy spanning over 30 years in the industry. The company is led by Founders CEO Mike Zarif and Vice President Kevin F. Zarif.  NEXT Air & Gas is a research/development firm and mass manufacturer of compressed air & gas dryers, with a specialty in desiccant and refrigeration drying technologies, process cooling, compressed air filtration, and gas generation in nitrogen and oxygen. The vision of the company is to build upon its manufacturing experience and capabilities with a concentration on the development of innovative air & gas treatment products. For more information, visit