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FELLFAB® Announces the Strategic Acquisition of the Assets of Custom Products, Inc. & CPI-Aero Services, LLC, both currently located in Mooresville, North Carolina

FELLFAB® CPI

Hamilton, Ontario– September 1st, 2015 – FELLFAB® announced today it has completed the transaction for the acquisition of the assets of aerospace interior products company, Customs Products, Inc. (CPI) as well as its interior refurbishing services, CPI-Aero Services, LLC.

The acquisition will allow FELLFAB® a North American leader in the fabrication of interior soft good products for the aerospace, rail, and industrial markets, to expand its capabilities and services and to expand its customer base. Custom Products, Inc. will continue to operate out of its Mooresville, NC location.

FELLFAB® will now have the capability, through its affiliated companies, to perform FAA testing and certification, as well as offering a host of interior foam solutions to its customers.

The CPI-Aero Services, LLC acquisition is a natural fit and will also enable the combined entity to serve larger volumes of inventory management and refurbishment services.

Merging these capabilities with FELLFAB®‘s core competencies in manufacturing and design excellence will open new market opportunities and is a truly sound strategy for both companies. “Custom Products, Inc. is a respected name in our industry and we are proud to be affiliated.” Said FELLFAB® President, Eric Taylor. The high quality products and services previously manufactured and rendered by CPI, will still be readily available after this acquisition under the same high standards of manufacture and service previously performed by CPI, but now by the expanded FELLFAB® family of companies.

“The next few months will pave the path to a new beginning for former CPI employees. United by a common business culture, the transaction offers a very bright future for all concerned.” Said Dave McKnight, CPI President.

The acquisition makes FELLFAB® the North American forerunner in the Aviation soft goods market.

To download a PDF copy of this release please: Click Here

About FELLFAB®

FELLFAB® is a 63 year old privately owned company headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The company also operates 2 US manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas. With over 400 employees, FELLFAB® is on the leading edge of soft goods fabrication, lamination, embroidery, and advanced stitching technology. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered soft good solutions to the Transportation (Aviation and Rail), Military, and Industrial Markets. Products include; seating, carpeting, and curtains to the Transportation Market, tactical load carriage and sleep systems to the Military Market, and a multitude of textile products and coverings for the Industrial Market. For more information about FELLFAB® please visit: www.fellfab.com.

About Custom Products, Inc.

For 41 years Custom Products, Inc. has provided the aerospace industry turnkey services in engineering design, prototyping, certification, and lean manufacturing. The company offering includes certified fire blocked seat cushions, TSO flotation cushions, upholstery/dress covers, raw foam cushions, FAA testing, and complete repair and overhaul services. For more information on Custom Products Inc. please visit: www.custprodinc.com.

For more information or to submit a comment please contact:

Claude Fournier
Corporate Marketing Director, FELLFAB®
Email: claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Phone: 905-560-9230
2343 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8E 5V8

FELLFAB Limited Mentioned in Aviation Week & Space Technology Advertisement

A two page advertisement from Boeing highlighting their 2014 Supplier of the Year recipients was placed in the April 27-May10, 2015 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.

FELLFAB Limited was recognized in the ad as Boeing awarded the company with a 2014 Boeing Supplier of the Year – Interiors Category award.

A copy of the advertisement is below.

Boeing SoY Ad - July 2015

 

Aviation Week & Space Technology issue: Volume 177, Number 8 – April-May 2015.

For more information on the FELLFAB Limited Supplier of the Year – Interiors Category award please Click Here.

About FELLFAB®
Founded in 1952 FELLFAB® is a leader in innovative engineered textile solutions. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered products made out of specialty textiles for the Military, Aerospace, Aviation, Rail and Industrial markets.

FELLFAB® Contact
Claude Fournier
Director of Marketing, FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton St. East | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 Cell: 514-294-0253
Email: claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Web: www.fellfab.com

Canadian Company Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® Develops Extreme Cold Sleep System, XCSS with Rapid Egress and LinZip Technology

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – 10-July-2015 – Canadian owned Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® recently launched XCSS (Extreme Cold Sleep System), at the Canadian Military conference CANSEC.

What makes XCSS unique is its patent pending rapid egress system and superior thermal protection properties.

The XCSS sleeping bag system was initially conceptualized after hearing many stories about soldiers being awakened by enemy fire and then the difficulty they had exiting their bag due to a zipper snag.

With these stories in mind the Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® design team set out to develop a revolutionary new sleeping bag system that would incorporate an anti-snag, rapid egress design and be suitable across a wide range of temperatures.

After 2 years of research and development, Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® launched the XCSS system. XCSS is a 3 module sleep system comprising of; a synthetic bag (XCSS 01), a down bag (XCSS 02), and optional hygiene liner (XCSS 03). Each sleeping bag incorporates the newly designed LinZip anti-snag zipper and innovative internal cord management systems.

The protected LinZip system allows the user to immediately pull apart the bag for rapid egress, eliminating the need to search for a zipper pull. LinZip works in conjunction with the sleeping bags ergonomically designed angled zipper which follows a natural pulling motion. The internal cord management system places all of the cords inside of the bag. There is no need to take your hands out of the bag to make adjustments, maximizing heat retention.

“We are very aware that our troops have been waiting for quite some time to upgrade their current military sleep system and have invested considerably to develop the best the industry has ever seen”, said Eric Taylor, President of FELLFAB®.

Due to incredible demand, Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® will offer a commercial version of the XCSS sleeping bags online:  at: www.integraltactical.com.

More on XCSS

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Press Release – Click here to download

More on FELLFAB®

Founded in 1952, FELLFAB® is a leader in innovative engineered textile solutions. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered products made out of specialty textiles for the Military, Aerospace, Aviation, Rail and Industrial markets. Integral Tactical by FELLFAB®, a division of FELLFAB® specializes in the design and development of tactical gear and sleep system technologies.

Contact

Claude Fournier
Director of Marketing, FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton St. East | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 Cell: 514-294-0253
Email: claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Web: www.fellfab.com

CANSEC Day 2 – Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® booth visited by The Honourable Diane Finley

Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® had the pleasure of welcoming The Honourable Diane Finley to its booth at CANSEC, as the Minister toured the trade show floor. While at the booth Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® representatives showcased some of the company’s new sleep system technologies.

FELLFAB® Industrial Designer Lindsay Willcox shows The Honorable Diane Finely and CADSI President Christyn Cianfarani our new sleep system technology.

FELLFAB® Industrial Designer Lindsay Willcox shows The Honorable Diane Finely and CADSI President Christyn Cianfarani our new sleep system technology.

CANSEC proves to be Canada’s premium defence trade show. Show organizers CADSI, have once again put on a great event. Participants had the opportunity  to learn about the latest defence technologies from around the world. CANSEC also provides Canadian companies, like Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® an avenue to showcase their products and services.

At this year’s event, Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® displayed a variety of tactical outerwear, new sleep system technologies, as well as products the company manufactures out of its contamination free class 100,000 Clean Room.

About CANSEC

CANSEC is Canada’s premier defence trade show. A two-day event hosted at the end of May, CANSEC features 120,000 square feet of indoor exhibits by leading-edge companies, as well as an extensive outdoor static exhibition and display space.

About FELLFAB®

Founded in 1952 FELLFAB® is a leader in innovative engineered textile solutions. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered products made out of specialty textiles for the Military, Aerospace, Aviation, Rail and Industrial markets.

FELLFAB® Contact
Claude Fournier
Director of Marketing, FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton St. East | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 Cell: 514-294-0253
Email: claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Web: www.fellfab.com

Article about FELLFAB Limited in the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper

FELLFAB Limited in Hamilton Spectator

Article about FELLFAB Limited in Hamilton Spectator Newspaper, May 2015. (Click on image to view the article)

 

In today’s May 4th edition of the Hamilton Spectator, an article was written about FELLFAB® in the Business Section. The article, “FELLFAB® is fabulous, says Boeing of Hamilton firm” talks about the company’s recent Supplier of the Year – Interiors category award from the Boeing Company.

Furthermore, the article speaks of the company’s contract with Boeing, and the selection criteria necessary to be considered for a Supplier of the Year award.  It also highlights some of the products that FELLFAB® has manufactured over its 63 years of operation.

FELLFAB® manufactures interior curtains for all of Boeing’s new commercial aircraft.

Links

  • To read the article on the Hamilton Spectator site: Please click here
  • To download a PDF copy: Click here Click here
  • For more information regarding the Supplier of the Year – Interiors category award: Please click here

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About FELLFAB®
Founded in 1952 FELLFAB® is a leader in innovative engineered textile solutions. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered products made out of specialty textiles for the Transportation, Military, and Industrial markets.

FELLFAB® Contact
Claude Fournier
Director of Marketing, FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton St. East | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 Cell: 514-294-0253
Email: claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Web: www.fellfab.com

Boeing Honors FELLFAB® for Exceptional Performance – Supplier of the Year, Interiors Category

FELLFAB® among 14 companies, 1 university receiving Boeing Supplier of the Year award

Boeing Award - 2014 Supplier of the Year, Interiors Category FELLFAB Limited

Boeing Award – 2014 Supplier of the Year, Interiors Category FELLFAB Limited

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] presented FELLFAB® with a Supplier of the Year award April 15 for its exceptional performance and contributions to Boeing’s overall success during 2014. FELLFAB® supplies Cabin Curtains to all Boeing Commercial Aircraft programs including Spares.

The Hamilton, Ontario, Canada based company was one of 14 companies and one university to receive a Supplier of the Year award, presented during a gala awards ceremony.

“Our success in 2014 was due in large part to the strong performance of our supply chain,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for Supplier Management. “We are facing an increasingly competitive landscape across all our businesses. To continue to lead the market we need supplier partners like FELLFAB® who understand the importance of creating a sustainable competitive advantage with products, services and support that meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.”

He added that Boeing must have a global supply chain that is capable of recognizing and reducing risk, while demonstrating a strong commitment to customer service and consistent performance excellence.

In 2014 Boeing spent $62 billion with more than 13,000 suppliers from 47 countries. Supplier- provided components and assemblies make up more than 60 percent of the cost of Boeing products. Suppliers played a key role for Boeing last year when its defense business won significant new contracts and commercial airplanes set an industry record for deliveries in a single year.

“This award is one of our proudest moments. We are truly thankful,” said Eric Taylor, President of FELLFAB®.

The selection of the winning suppliers is based on statistical measurements of quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, cost and their ability to anticipate and respond to changing customer requirements.

FELLFAB® was honored in the category of Interiors.

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Boeing – Supplier of the Year – Interiors category – FELLFAB®

VIDEO

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About FELLFAB®
Founded in 1952 FELLFAB® is a leader in innovative engineered textile solutions.

FELLFAB® Contact
Claude Fournier
Director of Marketing, FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton St. East | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 Cell: 514-294-0253
Email: claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Web: www.fellfab.com

FELLFAB® Launches Revolutionary Rail Seating Technology

COMPLIANT RAIL SEATING OPTIONS ARE HERE!

FELLFAB® Launches Revolutionary Rail Seating Technology with the introduction of fully compliant Molded Graphite Foam

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada — October 27, 2014 – Coming off the official product launch at this year’s APTA Expo in Houston, Texas, FELLFAB® announces its new Rail Seating Technology (RST) series of foam cushions.

“These are exciting times in the rail industry and we are proud to be part of the innovation,” says FELLFAB® President, Eric Taylor

For many years the North American Rail Industry has not had a lot of options in respect to foam cushion products that are comfortable, reasonably priced and that meet Flammability Standards.

FELLFAB®, working with Grand Rapid Foam Technologies out of Michigan have joined forces to introduce new foam technology that will close the gap when it comes to choices.

FELLFAB® is pioneering the approach to seating design and is offering 3 new products:

FELLFAB® RST-G 100 percent GraFlexTM by GRFT graphite Molded foam provides reliable comfort, longevity, quality, and consistency. Available in various firmness ranges. GraFlex™ is an amazing foam, not only can it be custom fabricated, the formula can be customized for different applications.

“The first fully compliant molded foam in North America is sure to make its impact in the Rail Industry”, said Taylor.

The FELLFAB® approach is unique. By combining technologies, we have created two more fresh options. FELLFAB® RST-GE – Utilizing an exclusive EPP structural foam and adds a soft top layer graphite foam for comfort. The extraordinary combination of EPP and molded GraFlex™ can eliminate the need for aluminum plates & the gluing of muslins for Velcro (hook and loop) application — which simplifies the refurbishing process. Graphite foam can be molded directly to the structural foam, or for lower volumes, a fabrication method can be used.

Finally the FELLFAB® RST-SE is an EPP-silicone combination. EPP allows for less raw material use of silicone which helps reduce cost — without compromising durability or comfort.

“We are also excited to introduce some of our other core competencies which include lamination, embroidery and advanced automated sewing technology; all of which will combine to make one of the best seat covers the industry has ever seen”, said Taylor.

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About FELLFAB®
Founded in 1952 FELLFAB® is a leader in innovative engineered textile solutions. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered products made out of specialty textiles for the Transportation, Military, and Industrial markets.

About Grand Rapids Foam Technology

Having over 65 years in the foam fabrication business, Grand Rapids Foam Technologies is one of the largest custom polyurethane molders in North America. The company offers a wide range of services from product development and custom fabrication to assembly, upholstery and distribution.

More information on FELLFAB®:
Claude Fournier | Corporate Marketing Director FELLFAB®
2343 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230  | Mobile: 514-294-0253 | claude.fournier@fellfab.com | www.fellfab.com

More information on Grand Rapids Foam Technologies
Beth Hank | Director of Business Development
2788 Remico Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Ph: 616-226-6073 | Mobile: 248-770-0128 | bhank@grft.com | www.grft.com

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. FELLFAB® is the registered mark of FELLFAB Limited and FELLFAB CORPORATION.

FELLFAB® Exhibiting at APTA Expo-2014-Booth-3257

FELLFAB® is exhibiting at this years APTA Expo being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. October 13-15th, 2014.

New Rail Cushion Innovation @ Booth 3257!

Held every three years in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Annual Meeting, the APTA EXPO is public transit’s premier showcase of technology, products and services.  This major transportation event will host more than 800 global exhibitors.

FELLFAB® is very excited to be exhibitng at this event as they will be launching their new FELLFAB® Rail Seat Technologies (RST) seat cushion product line. More information on these products can be found here.

If you deal in rail interiors and you are going to the APTA Expo you need to stop by our booth to see the latest in cushion technology. Booth# 3257. Register to APTA Expo for Free by clicking here!

visit our booth 3257

APTA Expo Floor Plan:
Click here to view the APTA Expo floor plan..

Contact FELLFAB® personnel at the show!
Claude Fournier – claude.fournier@fellfab.com
Dave Lukach – dave.lukach@fellfab.com
Maria Greisch – maria.greisch@fellfab.com

FELLFAB® demonstrates its continued commitment to Quality, by successfully renewing its AS9100C: ISO 9001 Certification for Design & Manufacture.

Hamilton, Ontario, Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas – 12 June 2014. To become registered to the quality standards of AS9100C or ISO 9001, a company must undergo a comprehensive audit by a third party registrar. FELLFAB®, a world class manufacturer of innovative textile products successfully completed its AS9100C:2009 / ISO 9001:2008 audit in April of this year. Registrar, Orion Registrar, Inc. certified all three of FELLFAB®’s facilities located in Hamilton, Ontario, Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas.

AS9100C:2009 is an internationally accepted quality management system that is specific to the aerospace industry.  AS9100C:2009 incorporates the entirety of the ISO 9001:2008 standard.  AS9100C:2009 was established to include additional regulatory compliance specific to the aerospace industry relating to quality and safety.

“I would like to congratulate all of the employees who have contributed to this outstanding accomplishment. This certification validates our quality management system and exemplifies our dedication to manufacturing excellence and customer satisfaction,” commented FELLFAB® Group Director of Quality & Process Mr. George Goodenough.

A copy of each certificate can be viewed by clicking on this link: Click Here

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About FELLFAB®
Established in 1952, FELLFAB® is a privately owned company headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. FELLFAB® provides its customers with a variety of engineered products made out of specialty textiles for the Transportation, Military, and Industrial markets. The company manufactures a vast assortment of interior products to the aviation and rail markets including seating and carpeting, load carriage and tactical equipment for the Military market and a multitude of textile products for the Industrial market.

For additional information on FELLFAB® please contact:
Mark Maddalena – Corporate Marketing Specialist
FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 | Fax: 905-560-9846
mark.maddalena@fellfab.com

FELLFAB® Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Hamilton, Ontario – June 5th, 2014 – FELLFAB® announced today that it has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to
recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. FELLFAB® maintained a silver
performance composite rating for each month of the 12-month performance period from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.

This year, Boeing recognized 458 suppliers who achieved the Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. These recipients are selected out of the company’s global supplier base. FELLFAB® is among the 458 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition award which speaks to the company’s dedication to manufacturing excellence.

“It is a great honor to receive this Performance Excellence Award from such a world renowned organization as The Boeing Company. This award reflects the dedication of the entire FELLFAB® team and our commitment to quality and customer service, This prestigious award will be shared with all employees as we continue to strive to exceed our customers expectations” said Nick Efthimiadis, FELLFAB® Vice President of Sales.

FELLFAB® provides The Boeing Company with finished interior textile products. FELLFAB® is a world recognized supplier of engineered textile solutions to a variety of different industries that include; Aviation, Military, Transportation, Aerospace, and Industrial.

boeing_award_certificate     boeing_supplier_award_2013

More information regarding the Boeing Performance Excellence Award:
For more information on the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, please click here.

More information about FELLFAB®
FELLFAB® is a 60 year old privately owned company headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The company also operates two US manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas. FELLFAB® provides its customers with a variety of engineered products/soft goods made out of specialty textiles for the Transportation, Military and Industrial markets. The company manufactures interior airline and rail textile products including seating and carpeting, a vast assortment of load carriage and specialty tactical equipment for the Military, as well as a multitude of textile Industrial products. For more information about FELLFAB® please visit: www.fellfab.com.

For additional information on FELLFAB® please contact:
Mark Maddalena – Corporate Marketing Specialist
FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 | Fax: 905-560-9846
mark.maddalena@fellfab.com