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FELLFAB® Participates in 7th Annual MCSF Golf Tournament

Burlington, Ontario, Canada – September 13, 2013 – The Military Casualty Support Foundation (MCSF) hosted its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club. The purpose of this event was to raise funds and awareness for the MCSF, an organization that provides assistance to Canadian Military Personnel who have suffered immeasurable loss by carrying out their duties serving their country.

The MCSF Golf Tournament raises money by means of individual and corporate donations. FELLFAB® has been a proud supporter of the MCSF for a number of years, and this year added to its contribution by donating six of its Dolomitti Jackets that are manufactured by the company’s Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® line of tactical gear. The jackets have been awarded to six wounded soldiers that were in attendance.  FELLFAB® Vice President of Sales, Nick Efthimiadis along with Account Executive, Steve Sarault made the award presentation and took the soldiers measurements to bring back to the company’s Hamilton, Ontario manufacturing facility where the jackets will be custom made. For more information on the Dolomitti Jacket please see below.

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The MCSF has reported that this year’s event was a huge success as they reached their target donations.  This organization hosts other events and accepts donations throughout the year.  To make a donation or find out more about them please find their contact information below or visit them on the web at: http://www.mcsf.ca/

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About The Military Casualty Support Foundation
The Military Casualty Support Foundation (MCSF) has been founded for the benefit of Canadian military casualties and their families, who have suffered an immeasurable loss by carrying out their duties for Canada on peacekeeping missions in war ravaged countries.

In co-operation with the Ministry of Defence, their goal is to meet the needs of the victims of these conflicts that are beyond government programs, as expeditiously as possible.MCSF_logo

For more information please contact:
The Military Casualty Support Foundation
Julie Voutour – Executive Assistant
c/o IMT Partnership
347 King St. W., Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada, N5C 3K6
Phone: Julie at 1-800-663-2953 | E-mail: Theresa at info@mcsf.ca

About Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® Dolomitti Jacket
The Dolomitti Jacket is a versatile, all season, lightweight jacket that is ideal as standalone jacket or a layering piece in exceptionally cold conditions. The Dolomitti provides exceptional warmth (same loft as 3 layers of PT200 fleece) and when not in use can compress down and stuffed into a (included) Silcoat stuff sack. Weight is less than 2lbs.

For more info: http://www.fellfab.com/military/dolomitti-jacket/

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 Military, Transportation and Industrial markets. The company also offers a complete line of sleep systems, tactical outerwear, tents & bivys through its Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® line of products.

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For more 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® Appoints Nick Efthimiadis as VP of Sales and John Evans as Plant Manager (Hamilton, ON)

It truly is an exciting time at FELLFAB®. The company continues to grow by developing new products and reaching out to new customers. Under the leadership of company President Eric Taylor, the Senior Management team has appointed Nick Efthimiadis as Vice President of Sales and John Evans as Plant Manager (Hamilton, ON).

Vice President of Sales –Nick Efthimiadis
Mr. Efthimiadis, in his new role as Vice President of Sales brings to the company a vast knowledge of strategic selling strategies and specializes in introducing new products to the marketplace utilizing a wide range of innovative sales and marketing approaches. Part of FELLFAB®’s success can be attributed to the company’s ability to develop/engineer new soft good solutions for the markets it serves. Mr. Efthimiadis will lead his North American Sales Team in promoting these innovative products to the various markets FELLFAB® serves; Aviation, Rail, Military/First Responders, Industrial and Aerospace.

A proven performer, one of Mr. Efthimiadis’s many talents is the ability to continually develop his staff’s skills and abilities and has a proven track record of developing world class Sales Teams. His business development philosophies align itself seamlessly with the company’s aggressive growth strategy and core belief in continuous improvement in all aspects of its operation.

The entire FELLFAB® team welcomes Mr. Efthimiadis to his new role and looks forward to working with him.

Plant Manager – John Evans
FELLFAB® is a captivating company that manufactures a multitude of innovative soft good products for the various Markets it serves. To ensue FELLFAB®’s world class manufacturing standards are met the Senior Management Team has brought on Mr. John Evans as Plant Manager to oversee the day to day manufacturing operations. Mr. Evans brings over 20 years of operational and managerial experience to FELLFAB®.

In this role Mr. Evans will incorporate his lean principles to manage the efficiency and operations of the plant which ultimately creates greater value for the customer. FELLFAB® is an AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 registered company. Mr. Evans has a complete understanding of ISO and AS9100 protocols and will manage the plant accordingly to comply with the standards.

A complete understanding of process improvement, warehouse management and overall operational excellence will further benefit FELLFAB® and all of its customers.

The FELLFAB® team welcomes Mr. Evans to his new position and looks forward to working with him.

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 Military, Transportation and Industrial markets. The company manufactures a vast assortment of load carriage and specialty tactical equipment, interior airline and rail textile products including seating and carpeting and a multitude of textile Industrial products. For more information about FELLFAB® please visit: www.fellfab.com.

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For more 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® successfully renews AS9100C:2009 & ISO 9001:2008 Certification (Including Design)

Hamilton, Ontario and Atlanta, Georgia– June 27, 2013 – Companies who are registered to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 have to undergo yearly audits of their systems and processes to ensure compliance to the standards. These audits must be evaluated by an outside accredited registrar. FELLFAB® who is registered to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 (including design) passed the renewal audit and was granted its 2013 certificate through Orion Registrar, Inc.

AS9100C:2009 is an internationally accepted quality management system that is specific to the aerospace industry.  AS9100C:2009 incorporates the entirety of the ISO9001:2008 standard.  AS9100C:2009 was established to include additional regulatory compliance specific to the aerospace industry relating to quality and safety.

Throughout the certification process, companies have to demonstrate their compliance to the standard. Companies are measured on a variety of requirements that cover quality testing processes, inspection procedures, how the company collects and analyzes data and how they monitor customer satisfaction.

To view FELLFAB®‘s certifications please view the Quality Page, located in the website: Please Click Here

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FELLFAB® is a supplier of a diverse line of engineered products made out of specialty textiles. The company provides seating and other aircraft interior products to a majority of North American airlines.

The company also manufactures a variety of innovative products to the Telecommunication, Medical, Industrial, Defence and Transportation Markets.

For more information 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® Develops the ASTEK (Aeryon SkyRanger™ Tactical Employment Kit) for Aeryon Labs

Aeryon_2AJune 12th, 2013, Hamilton, Ontario – Aeryon Labs Inc. recently announced the launch of its latest Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS), the Aeryon SkyRanger™.  The SkyRanger™ is a revolutionary Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) system built to offer mission payload flexibility, superior performance in harsh weather environments, and the rapid deployment and stowage cycles necessary in a hostile environment.

For the development of the Tactical Employment Kit Aeryon Labs Inc. sought an industry partner capable of developing and manufacturing an innovative system to support and enhance the SkyRanger’s key features, FELLFAB® was selected.  FELLFAB®’s Product Development Team drew on decades of combined military, design, engineering and product development experience to create a system that protects the SkyRanger when not in use and allows for rapid deployment and stowage, multiple carry options and seamless integration with existing equipment. 

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Images courtesy of Aeryon Labs Inc.

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 that are made out of specialty textiles.  FELLFAB® services the Military, Transportation and Industrial markets. Some of the products that the company manufactures includes a vast assortment of load carriage and specialty tactical equipment, interior airline and rail seating and carpeting products as well as a multitude of Industrial products made out of specialty textiles.

For more on FELLFAB® please visit: www.fellfab.com.

About Aeryon Labs Inc.

Aeryon Labs is the small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) provider at the center of major world events and international media stories. A recognized technology and industry leader, Aeryon Labs is the trusted partner of civil and military customers, resellers, and other commercial business partners around the globe. Aeryon Labs is a Canadian Controlled Private Company with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Field-tested and battle-proven, Aeryon sUAS set the standard for immediate aerial intelligence gathering by anyone, anywhere, at any time, for a wide range of military, public safety and commercial applications.

For more on Aeryon Labs Inc. please visit: www.aeryon.com

For more information please contact:
Mark Maddalena
Corporate Marketing Specialist
P. 905-560-9230 – F. 905-560-9846
mark.maddalena@fellfab.com
2343 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 5V8

FELLFAB® Exhibiting at CANSEC

May 29-30, 2013 – Ernst & Young Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

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CANSEC is Canada’s largest Defence & Security conference. This two day event is run by CADSI, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries. This is the second year that the conference is being held at the Ernst & Young Centre in Ottawa. This location allows for 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor static displays. Companies from all over the world will be displaying leading edge technologies, products and services.

FELLFAB® will be displaying a variety of its Sleep Systems including Sleeping Bags, Tents, Bivy’s as well as a variety of Tactical Jackets and various Tactical Gear/Packs.

CANSEC is a private event only open to CADSI members and Government Personal.

For more information on CANSEC please visit the conferences webpage: found here.
To learn more about CADSI please visit their web-page: found here

For more information on FELLFAB® please visit the company web-page or contact:
Mark Maddalena
Corporate Marketing Specialist
P. 905-560-9230 – F. 905-560-9846
mark.maddalena@fellfab.com
2343 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 5V8

Christine Hoey appointed as New Human Resources Manager at FELLFAB®

May 24th, 2013 – Hamilton, Ontario: FELLFAB® is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Hoey to the position of Human Resources Manager. Reporting directly to Eric Taylor, President of FELLFAB®, Mrs. Hoey will manage the Human Resources Department that spans over the companies three North American facilities.

With more than 10 years’ experience in Human Resources, Christine has a vast knowledge of developing and implementing a full spectrum of human resources programs, services and functions.  Christine also brings a strong command of employment law, recruitment initiatives, and employee development and training programs to FELLFAB®.  She also shares the company’s dedication to continuous improvement.

Christine will be a great asset to the company with her knowledge and expertise in Human Resources.  The entire FELLFAB® team is looking forward to working with her.

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 Military, Transportation and Industrial markets. The company manufactures a vast assortment of load carriage and specialty tactical equipment, interior airline and rail textile products including seating and carpeting and a multitude of textile Industrial products. For more information about FELLFAB® please visit: www.fellfab.com .

For more information on the article or FELLFAB® please contact:
Mark Maddalena
Corporate Marketing Specialist
P. 905-560-9230 – F. 905-560-9846
mark.maddalena@fellfab.com
2343 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 5V8

Integral Tactical by FELLFAB – Exhibiting at Blue Line Expo

Thornhill, Ontario, April 23-24, 2013 – Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® is exhibiting at this years Blue Line Expo. Each year Blue Line hosts a conference that is catered to Canadian Law Enforcement professionals.  At the conference attendees participate in various training seminars and visit the exhibit hall to view products and services that are specialized to their requirements.

Having recently acquired Integral Tactical in February 2013, it is the first conference that FELLFAB® has participated in to display its new product lines as well as launch the newly designed Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® logo.

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Company Account Executive John Buchanan is heading up Business Development activities at the conference. Integral Tactical by FELLFAB®’s booth is located at stand 504. The company is displaying a variety of products including tactical parkas, bib-pants, rapid response fleece jackets as well as a host of accessories including packs, slings and specialty soft good carrying devices.

For a more information on the Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® product line please visit the company’s website located at, www.integraltactical.com. For sales inquiries or for more product information please contact John Buchanan, contact information below.

More information on the Blue Line Expo can be found by visiting their website: www.blueline.ca

Integral Tactical by FELLFAB®‘s booth at the Blue Line Expo.

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For Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® product information please contact:

John Buchanan
Account Executive – Government Contracts, First Responder Specialist
P. 905-560-9230 – C. 905-719-9230 – F. 905-560-9846
john.buchanan@fellfab.com
2343 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 5V8

FELLFAB Limited Wins Ironman Award

Hamilton, Ontario – March 25th, 2013 – FELLFAB Limited was awarded the Ironman Award from the city of Hamilton Chamber of Commerce during their 2012 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala. During the event companies were presented awards in varying categories chosen by a committee of judges. The Ironman Award is presented to a Hamilton, Ontario based business that has been in operation for more than 15 years.

FELLFAB® represents over 60 years of entrepreneurship by a Hamilton, Ontario based multi-generational family business. With operations in Hamilton, Georgia and Texas, FELLFAB® through produces incredible textile technology.

Currently headquartered out of its Barton Street East facility, FELLFAB® has provided “Engineered Textile Solutions” to a variety of industries including Telecommunication, Medical, Industrial, Defence and Transportation. The company is a market leader in soft good defence products as it recently completed the rucksack, small pack and tactical vest component of the “Clothe the Soldier Program” for the Canadian Department of National Defence, as well as being a major supplier of seating products to most North American airlines.

The company continues its legacy of growth and innovation and recently launched its laminated seat cover solutions to the Aviation market. FELLFAB® also acquired Calgary based tactical products company, “Integral Tactical” and moved its operations to its Hamilton facility earlier this year.

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosts the Outstanding Business Achievement Gala once per year. Companies are nominated for a variety of categories including, Ironman, Young Entrepreneur, Not for Profit, Communication Technology, Small/Large Business and Century award.

To view an article written by Yourhamiltonbiz.com regarding FELLFAB®’s nomination: Please click here

To learn about the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce:Please click here

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For more information about the award or on FELLFAB®:
Karin Wheatley – Human Resources Generalist
Mark Maddalena – Corporate Marketing Specialist
2343 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230, Fax: 905-560-9846
www.fellfab.com