Our sales distribution base consists of a diverse group of knowledgeable agents/representatives. Together with our in-house sales staff they deliver a very high level of customer service. Howden American Fan Company was founded in July 1969 to manufacture cast aluminum blowers to the United States OEM marketplace. The company thrived, expanded the product offering and moved to larger facilities six times during it's first ten years in business. In 1979, American Fan Co. moved to the current location on Symmes Road in Fairfield, Ohio.
Throughout it's history, American Fan Co. has led the industry in innovation, adding digital controlled machines in the 1980's and became the first US based fan company to be fully CAD automated. In 1986, Woods Air Movement of Colchester, UK acquired American Fan Co. and by 1987 American Fan Co. was producing the Woods line of axial fans for the US market. The company's facilities grew again and soon included an airflow laboratory and a second manufacturing facility. In 1994, American Fan Co. became the first US fan company to receive ISO-certification and today maintains certification to ISO 9001. In 2002, Woods merged with a Swedish fan company, Flakt to create one of the largest fan company’s in the world - Flakt Woods. American Fan Co. was an integral part of the success and growth of Flakt Woods until 2013 when the GII division of Flakt Woods was acquired by Howden.