Fairlead to Build Va Beach Manufacturing Facility

05 December 2017


Portsmouth, VA, 5 December 2017 – Fairlead Integrated, a leading supplier of electrical and mechanical solutions and products, announces plans to build a new 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach by fall 2018. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 4, 2017.

The expansion project will extend Fairlead’s manufacturing footprint and allow the Hampton Roads-based company to prepare for an increased demand from military customers for new hardware and software. “We are excited about expanding and moving our operations to Virginia Beach,” said Fairlead Integrated President Fred Pasquine.

The new facility will produce a variety of products made to military specifications. They are:

  • Control Systems: Enclosures with mechanical/electrical controls, or HMI (Human Machine Interface) displays that allow the operator to control the respective equipment, such as the aircraft elevator on nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
  • Variable Speed Drives: Allow motors to operate at varying amounts of power. Fairlead’s variable speed drives are found on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers (CVN 68-class), Guided Missile Destroyers, (DDG 51-class), LPD 17-class and LHA/LHDs.
  • Communication and Networking: Fabricated telephone junction boxes (JB) and video distribution equipment for Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.

The new manufacturing facility will also include a test lab that is double the size of the company’s current lab.

Fairlead Integrated has retained The Miller Group as its developer and design build contractor. In Oceana East Industrial Park alone, The Miller Group has extensive history in turn-key projects with more than 500,000 sq ft developed. “The Miller Group has an impressive track record of successful client relationships, and we look forward to working with them throughout this process,” said Pasquine.

About Fairlead Integrated
Fairlead Integrated builds integrated electrical and control systems, large-scale mechanical fabrications and structures, precision machined metal components/subsystems and advanced mobile containerized products. Today, Fairlead’s products are part of mission-critical systems in the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ford-class aircraft carriers, Virginia-class submarines, the Littoral Combat Ship and many classes of support and auxiliary ships of the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more information, please contact:
Stacie Bailey
Director of Human Resources