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Update 1/26/21: We were recently notified by Intellipure that, “The 468 model was made in the USA but due to the Pandemic and to keep up with demand, we needed to produce it in China at our wholly-owned factory. We hope to begin manufacturing it in the USA soon again.” There are many questions we have to ask our politicians. Why is it easier for a company to manufacture mass quantities of products in another country? What can be done in the USA to make this country more inviting to manufacturers?
We are all trying to keep our families as healthy as possible right now. Unfortunately, looking ahead, we'll be heading into the traditional cold and flu season before we know it (as if things weren't bad enough)… Yes, the struggle is real. This is why the American made Intellipure Ultrafine 468 air purifier has been a welcome addition to my home this year.
Small Town Revitalization in Pulaski, New York
Everyone who supports the American Made movement knows that it's really, really challenging to find home appliances that are made in the USA. This is why I became especially interested when I was asked to review the Intellipure Ultrafine 468 air purifier, which is manufactured in Pulaski, New York.
I love the background behind how Intellipure air purifying units became designed and made in Pulaski, New York. Intellipure founder and CEO, Vincent Lobdell, grew up in Pulaski. He brought the company’s headquarters to his hometown by purchasing and renovating an old mill that was built in the 1830s and about to be demolished.
For over 30 years now, Intellipure has become a part of Pulaski by employing its residents. Air purifiers, like the Intellipure Ultrafine 268 that I received, are assembled by hand, not by mass machines. Each unit is also individually tested and certified using a class 1 particle counter. I know that my unit received the special attention of one of those employees before it was boxed up and sent my way. This is what American made is all about- creating quality products, supporting jobs, AND revitalizing small towns!
Why I Love the Intellipure Ultrafine 468 Air Purifier
Have you ever really thought about the air pollution that exists inside your home?! Honestly, I hadn't.
The Intellipure Ultrafine 468 is the only air purifier on the market that combats all three air pollutant categories: Micro-Organisms, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and Particles. We heat with a wood stove. Wood smoke from the wood stove is an indoor air pollutant that can lead to breathing problems, sinus infections, and even bronchitis. The Intellipure Ultrafine air purifier is designed to remove 99.9% of airborne particles down to .007 microns in size, including the fine particles and gases (VOCs) emitted by my wood stove.
I have 2 kids in elementary school, which means in the winter we get ALL THE GERMS. Last winter was the worst ever as we really did get everything- the stomach bug, the flu, bronchitis, sinus infections… did I say EVERYTHING?! This year I am really hoping that we remain in the clear, and so far so good! We have been using the Intellipure Ultrafine 468 since last October, the start of cold and flu season. Our unit is most often in the basement family room where we spend most of our time (and where the wood stove is). Everyone has noticed a big difference in the quality of the air we are breathing. The dank basement scent is gone and the air just breathes in cleaner. My son, age 10, will often turn the unit on when he notices the air quality going down- yes, it is that easy to use! The unit is lightweight and even has wheels, so it is easy to move around the house as well.
I would recommend the Intellipure Ultrafine 468 to everyone who is looking to improve the air quality in their home by reducing air pollutants. I am honored to add the Intellipure Ultrafine 468 to our list of American made appliances.
I received an Intellipure Ultrafine 468 to review for this article, which I am happy to disclose because USA Love List only shares products that we truly love.
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I asked IntelliPure where the Compact (specifically) was made in and got the following response.
“Our whole house system and commercial products are made in Pulaski, NY. Our 468 model was made in Pulaski, NY as well but due to the Pandemic, we were unable to keep up with demand and it is now made at our wholly owned factory in China alongside our Compact system. We hope to eventually bring the manufacturing of the 468 model and the Compact model back to the US!”
Sounded like they were trying to avoid the question, or it was just a cut and paste response. The fact they they state ‘Engineered in America, Made in China’ on the 468 product page but not the compact, doesn’t inspire confidence. I’ll consider getting one only when they move their production back.
According to “John” at Intellipure, the 468 and Compact models are made in their wholly owned factory in China. The other (larger) units are made in New York. 12/28/2020
I’m looking for an air purifier made in USA. I looked at the intellipure website and the description of the 468 clearly states made in CHINA. So sad this China made 468 is listed here as a made in USA. I wonder if it is manufactured by slave labor.
I’m always looking for Made in USA products and I love how you have just helped make this list more complete. LakeAir in Racine, WI make Made-in USA air purifiers. They have confirmed to me that their room size version, can be placed on it’s side on the floor: https://www.lakeair.com/product/excel-media-air-purifier/
They also have filters and air purifiers for the whole home. Main site: https://www.lakeair.com/
We’ve been finding the same things too! I think we’ll have to go with the dehumidifier since winter is almost here.
With the environment getting more polluted every day, we need an air purifier. http://discoverziehler.com/pest-control-mason
The other commentators were correct, this item is manufactured in China. Nearly all of the air cleaners advertised as “American Made” are actually just US-owned companies distributing Chinese products. For actual air purifiers that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the US, so far I have only found Air Oasis, AustinAir, and Rabbit Air – and even those I am having a hard time confirming. *Sigh* we need to bring manufacturing jobs back to America so I will be taking a pass on the Intellipure.
Their website says manufactured in China
Lori, can you clarify what you are referring to? This article is about Intellipure Air Purifiers. They are Made in USA and the website clearly says so. Did you perhaps click on an ad? We do not have control over the contents of advertising on the site.
Intellipure website is misleading. Some of the purifiers are made in the USA, but the Intellipure Compact says it is engineered in the USA and Made in China.
See link: https://www.intellipure.com/product/intellipure-compact/
Scroll down to Description, and then a bit further down it says this:
Dimensions (inches) 13w x 8.75d x 20h
* Engineered in the USA; made in China
The Model 468 that is the main focus of the article and has a picture that say Made in USA on the unit on their website says it is engineered in the USA & Made in China. ??? Very confusing as the picture they have on their website looks like it say Made in USA like the picture in your article.
Can you please update this article to reflect that this model is manufactured in China and highlight was is, if any are? That would be helpful. There are other companies making air purifiers in the USA, and some have economy cheaper models made in china that they label as such.
With all the pet dander in our house I have been shopping for a good air filter. This one looks very effective.
I had heard heating with wood is not good to breathe, esp with downdrafts. We used to heat with wood, and I had wanted to again. I never thought about a purifier. I wonder if it is good for cigarette smoke, too, where I am now, we breathe the air from other units, yuk. I want to check this out.
This thing sounds great. We need an air purifier. My allergies get worse in Winter because turning on the heat seems to loosen all the dust in the vents & blow it out. Ugh.
Any luck finding humidifiers or dehumidifiers made in the USA?
I haven’t seen anything yet, I will look though!