About

Who We Are

We are a company that talks to customers about problems and requirements from which our engineers use mature systems engineering practices to develop solution concepts. With the customer’s input, Fairlead takes these concepts through development, prototyping, requirements testing, and production to field fully-integrated and qualified solutions. Fairlead’s capabilities are analogous to a mechanical fairlead used in maritime, naval, and industrial applications.

A fairlead is a critical piece of marine deck equipment through which a ship’s mooring line is rove to efficiently and fairly lead (away from obstructions and chaffing) the force and strain on the line from the ship to the mooring. Like this deck equipment, Fairlead Integrated provides a business process through which a customer’s requirement is rove to efficiently and fairly lead (free from risk and technical encumbrance) the customer’s concept to a fully integrated, compliant solution. We believe our name says a lot about how we conduct our business and serve our customers.

The combination and close coordination of electrical and mechanical integration competencies is rare in a single business. We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our unique company and what we can do for you.

Divisions

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Manufacturing

Fairlead Precision Manufacturing & Integration (FPMI) provides government and industry with superior machining, fabrication, and advanced mobile solutions.

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Marine

Fairlead Boatworks is a premier east coast marine vessel repair facility providing invaluable services to both commercial and military organizations including all phases of mechanical and structural repairs.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Fairlead Integrated Power & Controls (FIPC) is an electrical systems integrator and solutions provider, manufacturing and maintaining various automation controls and monitoring systems for the marine industry.

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Our Story

1984

Earl Industries Founded

1991

Earl Industries forms Precision Manufacturing and Integration Division

1992

Earl Industries Acquired United Coatings Division

2008

Earl Industries Acquired Beach Panel and Controls

2009

Earl Energy - Intelligent Power Founded

2012

General Dynamics Acquisition of Earl Industries' Ship Repair and Coatings Division

Miller retains two divisions of the Earl Industries company - Precision Manufacturing & Integration and Integrated Power & Controls - and together they became Miller IMG with their capabilities spun off into a Veteran Owned Small Business.

2014

Miller IMG Announces Name Change to Fairlead Integrated

Miller IMG, a prominent Hampton Roads-based maritime integrated solutions company, is now Fairlead Integrated. Founder Jerry Miller, a veteran in the ship repair industry in the region, will continue to lead a team of experienced engineers and other professionals as CEO.

2015

Acquired Davis Boat Works

In 1958, Mr. R. K. Davis, an area tugboat owner, founded Davis Boat Works. Initially, Davis Boat Works started as a business to complement his tugboat company's repairs.

2017

Fairlead Today