What does "FMC" stand for?


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FMC may refer to various things including Ford Motor Credit, Inc., Food Machinery Corporation or The Federal Maritime Commission. The use of the initials FMC in a financial setting would refer to Ford Motor Credit, the lending arm of Ford Motors.

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In the fields of science and technology, FMC may be shorthand for FMC Corporation, whose initials stand for Food Machinery Corporation (the term "corporation" is technically redundant). Founded in 1888 by John bean, this California-based company was originally called Bean Spray Pump Company until a series of mergers prompted a name change in the 1920s.

FMC might also sometimes stand for a government agency, called the Federal Maritime commission, which is responsible for arbitration and protection of commercial shipping routes on behalf of the American Import/Export industry.

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