Paxton Products finds its roots in the McCulloch Motor Company and Robert Paxton McCulloch, who developed the first belt-driven supercharger in 1937 for the Ford V8. In 1950, McCulloch started Paxton Engineering, to develop new product lines, including pumps and a new supercharger. Paxton Engineering changed quickly to Paxton Products, and in 1957, Paxton Products introduced the racing industry’s first high-performance supercharger, an air compression device that enhanced the speed and performance of the engine. In response to the 1970’s energy crisis, Paxton pioneered the first centrifugal blower for commercial and industrial applications, utilizing the same high-performance, energy-efficient air delivery technology used in the supercharger. The blower for industrial applications was driven by an electric motor and pulley system, producing significant amounts of air flow with minimal energy usage.