Air Quality Engineering was organized as Smokemaster, Inc. in 1973 emphasizing design, development and sales of air filtration systems for tobacco smoke removal.In 1974 we marked the beginning of our relationship with Honeywell when we agreed to produce commercial air cleaners for this major manufacturer, an agreement that would last 10 years. Shortly thereafter we also began offering industrial air filtration system design and production services to Honeywell.
In 1984 Honeywell's decision to manufacture their own commercial air cleaners provided AQE with the opportunity to develop our own worldwide commercial marketing organization. Simultaneously, we purchased Honeywell's industrial air cleaner business and became an important competitor in the air cleaner market. At this time it was clear that a new and more comprehensive name would better reflect our broader product range and we became Air Quality Engineering in 1984.