Whether it was the golf bag covers and shop aprons they started with in 1972, or cutting-edge airbag and aircraft components they create today, Fairway Products maintains the same customer service philosophies that continue to provide growth and jobs in the U.S.A.
"Our ability to innovate has always been a hallmark of our business." stated Steve Firavich, president of Fairway. "Clients come in with all kinds of manufacturing issues. Most come in for our array of capabilities, but most come back for our ability to add value to their programs with our engineering, prototyping and domestic sourcing abilities. Clients are amazed at the diversity of products being manufactured in our plant. They cannot imagine so many different products being made on one manufacturing floor… every recent visitor group has made that comment.”
Being a part of the Acme Group of companies allows them complete flexibility in providing complete manufacturing solutions. "We tend to specialize in cut-and-sew manufacturing, but through the years our expertise has grown to include die cutting, sonic welding, converting, filtration, light assembly, and even commercial goods manufacturing." added Firavich. "Lately, with the boom is the Group's aviation market, it has meant going out and helping to engineer a whole new generation of aviation seating. It's never a dull moment here."
Fairway's filtration specialization has allowed them to be an integral part of Acme's NeuBond and NeuSorb recycling programs. "We have been creating customized filtration solutions for years, this is just the next step." said Matt Utley, Acme Group Director of Sales. "We can now offer clients a zero-landfill filtration and industrial absorbents program, but also have it all made here in the U.S."
"We take a lot of pride that throughout all of the changes to business and the economy, we still maintain the same core of people we started with." added Firavich, "Some of our sewing staff have been with us 30 years or more, and honestly, it's their experience that has allowed us to innovate our business throughout 40-plus years here in Hillsdale, Michigan."