Fanimation Donates Bourbon Street Fans To Muskegon Heritage Museum

Last week, we were able to donate several Bourbon Street ® fans to the Muskegon Heritage Museum (MHM).   The MHM is a non-profit corporation founded in 1973 to promote the enhancement of Muskegon’s historic resources.  One of the MHM’s missions is to maintain a museum to show the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon, Michigan area. Allan Dake, Museum Director, contacted Fanimation after he saw several of our belt-driven fans at No Name Saloon in Park City, Utah.  We were glad to donate the fans to this non-profit museum, especially after we saw their appreciation for antiques.  It reminded us of our very own, Antique Fan Museum.  The MHM has a steam engine that drives the fans…

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Embrace Blog

Hello, My Name is Embrace!

Hello!  Yes, this is Embrace.  I’m so excited to be featured in your monthly syndicate.  It seems like all these years of hard work and dedication are finally paying off.  I’ve never done this sort of thing, so you’ll have to tell me where to begin.  Okay, well, I grew up in a small town in the mid-west and my parents are both nuclear physicists.  Some say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree, but in my case that’s anything but the truth. I knew early on that math and science weren’t for me.  I wrote my first book, titled, “Lima Beans are The Worst” when I was just 6 years old.  It was a thrilling tale about my various…

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Employee Spotlight- Jeff Wishek

This month’s Employee Spotlight features, Jeff Wishek, our Senior Project Manager.  Jeff oversees new product development and manages Fanimation’s Technical Department.  Jeff also plays an integral role in Fanimation’s process improvement and has implemented several cost and time saving initiatives since joining the Fanimation team.  Jeff’s colleagues had some great things to say about him: Tom Frampton said, “I can always rely on Jeff to tackle a project or request with speed and thoroughness.” Teal Cracraft said, “Jeff is a very strategic thinker who identifies issues and executes plans for improvement.  But, most importantly, he understands that high quality chocolate is more effective in negotiations than scare tactics.” Nathan Frampton said, “Jeff enjoys finding ways to reduce costs and making…

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Hello! My Name is Odyn

Hello? Oh, it’s you.  Let me get your number and call you back from a secured line.  Okay, much better.  I need to be very careful about what I say on traceable lines due to my night job. I figured that would be your next question. I know this is going to sound crazy, but I’m actually a Super Hero. With a name like Odyn, I was never really cut out to be average. My parents first discovered my super power when I was just a little baby. At first they noticed that light bulbs would flicker and dim when I was carried into a room and then they started noticing an instant change in room temperature as soon as…

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Jana Bio

Employee Spotlight- Jana McKinniss

This month’s Employee Spotlight features, Jana McKinniss, our Warehouse Supervisor.  Jana has been with Fanimation for over 15 years!  Her first position at Fanimation was building Palisade and Islander fans.  Her work ethic and management skills have led to a series of promotions over the years.  Currently, she manages the warehouse organization and inventory. Jana’s colleagues had some great things to share about her: Jeff Wishek said, “Jana is always very personable, friendly, dedicated, and determined.  She makes thing happen.” Nathan Frampton said, “Jana is smart and has grown with the company.  She is a team player and is extremely loyal.” Sandy Callahan said, “Jana is an extremely hardworking individual that has worked her way up to supervising the warehouse.  She…

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