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On May 22, 2014, AAF International held a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating its new HEPA filter manufacturing facilities in its Columbia, MO plant. The new cleanrooms will contain four core process steps, and all cleanroom areas were designed, constructed and validated following the international standards as defined in ISO 14644: Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Peter Kurto, AAF Chief Executive Officer stated, “The official opening of the cleanroom and our exciting new product launch highlight AAF’s mission to be a world class air filtration solution provider, innovative technology leader and supplier of choice. We thank the mayor and city of Columbia for their support of this project as we build for AAF’s and Columbia’s future.”
Bob McDavid, Mayor of Columbia, commented, “I am so pleased that a high-tech company such as AAF has decided to expand in Columbia. I believe the fact that AAF has decided to expand here can be attributed to the employees. Both a company and a city with momentum make me proud. Let’s keep the momentum going!”
AAF has the ambition to be the number one preferred supplier of clean air solutions. Kurto stated, “The new cleanroom is dedicated to Mr. Yoshioka, a Daikin board member, who was instrumental in initiating this cleanroom. The new cleanroom facility exemplifies the positive development of our organization and strengthens AAF’s leading position in the high-end air filtration market.”
AAF International, based in Louisville, KY, has more than 3,000 employees, 22 manufacturing facilities and five R&D centers worldwide. The company designs, develops and manufactures air filtration solutions for commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation and nuclear power applications.