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AMANDA MULEDY
EDITOR

AMCA at 100:
A Century of Inclusion
Association marks milestone as
international authority on system
components.

A

s AMCA looks back on 100 years of service, a
common thread runs through its history: a dedication to inclusion. AMCA is the association it is today because,
in 1917, competing U.S. fan manufacturers
decided to engage each other in conversation rather than shut each other out. This
put the industry's long-term well-being
ahead of these companies' own short-term
victories, setting a precedent for integrity.
Since then, AMCA has never stopped
finding ways to be inclusive - inclusive of more regions,
inclusive of more products and inclusive of more people.
It all started when 11 fan manufacturers met in Detroit in
1917 to discuss a new venture: an association allowing member
companies to determine the industry's path. They called

themselves the National Association of Fan Manufacturers,
or NAFM. One of NAFM's earliest efforts to advance the
industry was the development of Bulletin 110, Standard Test
Code for Disc and Propeller Fans, Centrifugal Fans and Blowers. That document is better known today as ANSI/AMCA
Standard 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified
Aerodynamic Performance, and it is one of the association's
key technical standards.
During the 1930s, NAFM began distributing "Certified Ratings" stickers to members
who tested in accordance with standard test
codes. The NAFM Publicity Committee
hoped the stickers would stir conversation,
bringing more companies into the fold and
encouraging testing and verification in
harmony with peer-vetted standards.
In 1955, NAFM invited a number of manufacturer trade
associations to consolidate and form the Air Moving and Conditioning Association, or AMCA. In 1970, AMCA added dampers
and louvers to its list of products. With this change in scope

NAFM Bulletin 110, the predecessor to AMCA Standard 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic
Performance. It was first published in 1923. All images courtesy of AMCA International.

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