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Fanimation Celebrates Earth Day!

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is a Day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and conservation.  It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, in more than 192 countries each year.  Fanimation has done some outstanding things to demonstrate our commitment to the tenants of Earth Day.  In 2014, we plan on expanding this commitment by unveiling more efficient product offerings and ingenuities.  Some of our 2013-14 accomplishments: 2014 Energy Star Most Efficient Award: This year Fanimation had two fans that won the Most Efficient Award, our Islander (MAD3250**) and the Louvre (MAD325**).   The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 designation recognizes the most efficient products…

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Odyn Receives ADEX Platinum Award

This month our Odyn ceiling fan was named a Platinum Award winner for the 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).   The Odyn which was designed by Founder and CEO, Tom Frampton, is one of our newest releases.  It has quickly become one of our best-sellers.  In the last 20 years, ADEX has become the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade.  The 2014 ADEX Awards attracted upwards of 500 companies submitting more than 2,000 innovative new products.  All of the entries in each of the ADEX categories have potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Judges awarded points based on form, function, value, and fitness…

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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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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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