|Casablanca Fan Company founded in 1974. They came out with the copy of the GE vent early day ceiling fans. By 1974 Wing Tat and a few other Asian manufacturers were already manufacturing metal bladed ceiling fans in their countries. Casablanca Fan Company became a very well known manufacturer in the United States. This was when many people started to buy ceiling fans for their homes. Casablanca started the new age of ceiling fans, as they rapidly started to become popular on the market. Soon after Asian manufacturers Wing Tat, and S.M.C. to name a few had company locations in the United Stats to distribute ceiling fans to stores, and this was when the imported ceiling fans filled the shelves in stores. Many Asian factories were distributing ceiling fans under companies located in the United States such as Gulf Coast Fans, Moss, Toastmaster to name a few, which than distributed out to stores with their labels on the packaging, paperwork, warranty cards, or even on the motor. Moss was one of the biggest manufacturer for imported ceiling fans. Many other manufacturers were getting the fans from the same Asian manufacturer as other companies. Store brands also sold imported ceiling fans under their names. The late 1970s, early 1980s was the age before recycling. Asian and American made ceiling fans back then were built very solid and heavy, of course this is why they last much longer than most ceiling fans made today. Casablanca, Hunter, and Emerson fan companies tend to still make some solid high quality ceiling fans.