We are Committed to a Better Tomorrow

Our business is to protect and better what matters. The quality of air we breathe, the water we drink, the buildings we work in and the cars we drive – our filtration solutions are helping to make our world a better place.



By the year 2050, there will be an additional 2.3 billion people on earth. The need for food and access to clean water will increase, along with the demand for healthcare and improved medical technology.


Air quality in airports, factories and power plants is often unhealthy. New standards will soon help decrease worldwide carbon pollution by 470-700 million tons and result in air that is cleaner and healthier.

More Productive

The more efficient that processes are, the more productive and profitable businesses can be. Downtime caused by equipment failure costs time and money and can create unsafe job environments. We work closely with our customers to design, test and manufacture solutions that improve efficiency and productivity.

Our History

Columbus Industries is a global company that has grown steadily since its inception in 1965 to include over 900 associates in seven locations worldwide. CI is strategically positioned to supply filter products to North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. We design, manufacture and market air filter products that keep the air you breathe clean and clear of harmful contaminants. Our expertise includes expanded metal filters, charcoal filters, high efficiency filters, paper paint collectors, humidifier pads, aquarium filters, and furnace filters. Our commitment to innovation drives our ever-expanding catalog of filtration solutions.


Our Founder

Harold Pontius

Harold was an entrepreneur, founder, and Chairman of the Board of Columbus Industries, Inc. Harold enjoyed being involved in organizations such as the Boca Raton Economic Club and the YMCA and he took great pleasure in helping those less fortunate by investing his time and energy into many life-enriching projects.

Harold was a graduate of The Ohio State University and an avid supporter of the football team and “The Best Damn Band in the Land,” of which he was a proud member. Harold was also a member of the OSU ROTC and served as a LT in the Air Force after graduation. In 1965, Harold founded CI as a manufacturer of hood range filters. Harold’s influence is felt to this day as the company continues to excel, diversify, and flourish.

Harold enjoyed boating, golfing, college football and evaluating Real Estate and other business opportunities.

Harold never knew a stranger and found great pleasure in making his many friends smile with his quick wit and sense of humor.