Fanimation Through the Years
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
by Benson Littman
Fanimation is a company that has been creating uniquely crafted ceiling fans with matchless blade shapes, designs and materials with premier motors and technical enhancements for years now. Fanimation’s story is motivating and worthy of note; throughout the years, since about 1984, this company has become successfully what it is today.
According to fanimation.com, it was Tom Frampton, founder and CEO of Fanimation that began it all; he spent his entire life working in the ceiling fan industry.
As stated on fanimation.com, “It all started twenty-seven years ago with a man, a garage, a concept and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, Calif., his concept was to design unique and innovative ceiling fans and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise.”
Here is a short but intriguing rundown of Fanimation “Through the Years.” The below information may be cited at fanimation.com.
1973 – Frampton begins working for Burton A. Burton (by 1975 Burton creates Casablanca Fan Company).
1984 – Frampton and Mr. Burton strike a deal; Frampton leaves Casablanca taking with him the specialty fan department. Frampton begins Fanimation in his garage with his first three designs: The Punkah, The Palmetto and the Bourbon Street.
1990 – The Islander fan is established
1994 – Frampton relocates Fanimation to 85th Street in Indianapolis, Ind.
1997 – Fanimation relocates again to Lebanon, Ind.
2003 – Fanimation grows, allowing for a new centrally located corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.
2004 – Fanimation celebrates its 20th anniversary
2005 – Fanimation introduces seven new fan designs: The Fargo, The Vetricco, The Draco, The Centaurus, The Volare, The Belize, The Alamosa and two damp location fans, The Torrento and the Belleria.
2007 – Fanimation welcomes Nathan Frampton as new president, keeping the company all in the family.
2008 – The Extraordinaire fan and the Zonix fan are introduced.
2010 – Fanimation opens its West Coast distribution center to take full advantage of shipping efficiency.