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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.

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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

Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® Exhibiting at CANSEC 2014

May 28-29, 2014 | EY Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® booth # 737

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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), and is taking place at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Companies from all over the world will be displaying leading edge technologies, products and services.

The Integral Tactical by FELLFAB® exhibit will be located at booth #737. The company will be displaying a variety of load carriage equipment, tactical outerwear and new tactical vest technologies. Part of the load carriage display will feature products from Granite Gear LLC. as FELLFAB® has recently formed a strategic alliance with the company.

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

For more information on CANSEC please visit the conferences webpage:click here

For more information on FELLFAB®‘s strategic alliance with Granite Gear LLC: please click here

For more information on FELLFAB® please contact:
Mark Maddalena | Corporate Marketing Specialist
P. 905-560-9230 – F. 905-560-9846
mark.maddalena@fellfab.com | www.fellfab.com | www.integraltactical.com

FELLFAB CORPORATION Receives Recognition of Excellence Award from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

ATLANTA, GA, 25-April-2014 – FELLFAB CORPORATION a leading supplier of innovative soft good products, announced today that the company was recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautic Company for 100% on time delivery with zero defects in 2013. FELLFAB® supplies the company with specialty kits that are used on the F-22 Raptor aircraft.

“In 2013, FELLFAB CORPORATION has successfully demonstrated its commitment to excellence with 100% on-time delivery and quality of their products to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Your ability, workmanship, and superior standard of performance have been instrumental in supporting the commitments of Lockheed Martin to its customers.” said Tom Simmons, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

“Achieving recognition of this nature from such a world class company is a true testament of the hard work and dedication of the entire FELLFAB® Team. We strive daily to give our customers the best and are passionate about our quality standards. The entire team looks forward to continually supply Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in 2014 and the future!” commented Chris Potter, Program Manager, FELLFAB CORPORATION

To view a copy of the award, please click on the image below.

About FELLFAB CORPORATION
FELLFAB CORPORATION is a world class supplier of innovative soft good products to the Aviation, Rail and Military markets. FELLFAB CORPORATION operates two manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX and is a subsidiary of FELLFAB Limited based out of Hamilton, ON. The company manufactures a vast assortment of interior airline and rail products including seat covers, carpeting and curtains, Military products including load carriage and tactical equipment and a multitude of specialty products to each of these markets. For more information about FELLFAB® please visit: www.fellfab.com.

For more information about Lockheed Martin Aeronautics:
Please visit the company website located at:
http://www.lockheedmartin.ca/us/aeronautics.html

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® Announces Hiring of Mr. David Lukach

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – (April 16, 2014) – FELLFAB® has announced the hiring of Mr. David Lukach.

Mr. Lukach has 25 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within our Industry .

The entire FELLFAB® team welcomes Mr. Lukach to his new role 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.

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 Claude Fournier to Senior Leadership Team

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – (March 18, 2014) – FELLFAB® President, Mr. Eric Taylor along with the Company’s Senior Leadership Team have appointed Mr. Claude Fournier to the Company’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

As FELLFAB®’s Corporate Marketing Director, Mr. Fournier brings to the FELLFAB® and to the SLT more than 30 years of Managerial Marketing experience.  Throughout his tenure and executive leadership Mr. Fournier has managed various Marketing Departments, developed strategic marketing plans and market research strategies, created/launched new innovative products and increased market share for each of the company’s he was involved with. Having extensive hands on experience, Mr. Fournier has also become a soft goods cabin interior specialist in both the Aviation and Rail markets. His marketing and soft goods experience will mesh perfectly with the SLT’s goals of continual growth and innovation for FELLFAB®.

This appointment signifies a new marketing approach for the company; plans are already underway for exciting marketing programs and new product developments for 2014.

“Claude’s invaluable business and marketing experience is a welcome addition to the SLT and FELLFAB®”, commented Christine Hoey, FELLFAB® Human Resource Manager and SLT member.

FELLFAB®’s Senior Leadership Team consists of six upper Managers representing Sales, Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Quality and Marketing.

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

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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 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® Strategic Alliance with Granite Gear, LLC

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Two Harbors, Minnesota – 05-March-2014 – FELLFAB® President Eric Taylor and Granite Gear, LLC CEO Bryan Kinsley jointly announce that a strategic alliance has been set in place between the two companies.  Granite Gear, LLC has granted FELLFAB® the sole licence to make, manufacture and sell their Load Carriage Systems in Canada.  These products will be jointly designed and developed by both companies for Canadian Military applications and the tactical class of trade in Canada by means of sharing technologies.  Within the agreement, FELLFAB® has been appointed the exclusive representative and dealer for Granite Gear, LLC in Canada.  By combining FELLFAB®’s manufacturing scale, engineering excellence and project management expertise with Granite Gear’s award winning, cutting-edge excellence in design and construction of backpacks and tactical equipment, the parties believe that they can offer the customer a high quality, Canadian made product to meet their evolving equipment needs, on a scale not previously possible.

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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 textiles solutions to 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.

About Granite Gear

For 27 independent years, Granite Gear has brought cutting-edge products to the outdoor marketplace. Their award-winning backpacks and tactical gear, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, dog products and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Granite Gear’s desire is for all outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to experience the incredible durability and comfort of their products. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, they have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for their products.

For more information on FELLFAB®:
Julie Henry | Market Research Specialist
FELLFAB Limited
Phone:  905-560-9230 | julie.henry@fellfab.com | www.fellfab.com

For more information on Granite Gear:
Shelly Schmidt | Public Relations Account Executive
Darby Communications
Phone: 828-254-0914 | Mobile: 630-337-6505 | shelly@darbycommunications.com

FELLFAB® Receives Business Achievement Award

Hamilton, ON, Canada – 12- February -2014 - The City of Hamilton in conjunction with the Hamilton Economic Development Division presented companies with Business Achievement Awards at a recent awards ceremony held at Hamilton City Hall.

The selection criteria included companies that have made a positive impact in the city and its overall economy. FELLFAB® was selected as one of the Business Achievement Award recipients for 2013. Commencing operations in 1952, FELLFAB® has grown to become a world renowned innovator of engineered soft goods.  The family run company maintains its headquarters in Hamilton, ON but has grown to include two additional manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX.

Company President Eric Taylor along with Human Resource Manager Christine Hoey were presented the award from Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina and Councillor Chad Collins.  The presentation took place at Hamilton City Hall on November 27, 2013.

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

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About Hamilton Economic Development Division
The Hamilton Economic Development Division’s mission is to serve as the catalyst for continued economic growth, job creation, and revitalization in Hamilton. Please visit their website for more information: www.investinhamilton.ca

For more information on FELLFAB®:
Mark Maddalena | Corporate Marketing Specialist
FELLFAB Limited
2343 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8E 5V8
Phone: 905-560-9230 | mark.maddalena@fellfab.conm  | www.fellfab.com

For more information on Hamilton Economic Development Division:
Diana Mallard | Administrative Assistant
Economic Development Division, Planning and Economic Development Department
71 Main Street West, 7th Floor, Hamilton, ON L8P4Y5
Phone: 905-546-4222 | www.investinhamilton.ca

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