The International Organization for Standardization has certified a new clean room to be used in high-efficiency filter manufacturing by AAF International.

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 22, marking the Columbia, Mo., laboratory’s opening. On hand were Hiroo Yoshioka, a senior executive officer and board member of AAF parent company Daikin Industries Ltd, AAF Chief Executive Officer Peter Kurto and Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid.

“The official opening of the clean room 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,” Kurto said. “We thank the mayor and city of Columbia for their support of this project as we build for AAF’s and Columbia’s future. The new clean room facility exemplifies the positive development of our organization and strengthens AAF’s leading position in the high-end air filtration market.”

The clean room will be used for media pleating, filter assembly, testing and packaging.

McDavid said he was glad to have the company in his town.

  “I am so pleased that a high-tech company such as AAF has decided to expand in Columbia,” he said. “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.”