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FMH Telescoping Conveyors

09 February 2016

Portsmouth, VA, 9 February 2016 – Fairlead Precision Manufacturing & Integration (FPMI) was recently awarded a contract to produce telescoping conveyors for FMH Conveyors in Hampton. We are executing this…

Senator sells ship repair company, Davis Boat Works

20 June 2015

Robert McCabe The Virginian-Pilot Newport News, VA, 20 June 2015 Davis Boat Works, a 57-year-old ship-repair facility in Newport News, has been sold to Portsmouth-based Fairlead Integrated, state Sen. Frank…

Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ashore Program

29 October 2014

Portsmouth, VA, 29 October 2014 – Fairlead Integrated announced today that their Precision Manufacturing and Integration Division (FPMI) in Portsmouth, VA has been awarded a contract from the Department of…

Businessman has uncanny ability to improvise

28 September 2014

Robert McCabe The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach, VA, 28 September 2014 It’s the station to which he’s set his satellite radio more than the cool, sleek interior of Jerry Miller’s blue…

Safe Passage Earl Industries founder Jerry Miller has settled into leading a smaller version of his company

03 July 2014

Reynolds Hutchins Inside Business Portsmouth, VA, 3 July 2014 Whizzing through the workshop, Jerry Miller is barely audible over the whirring machines at Fairlead Integrated. Many of those machines, some…

General Dynamics in talks to buy part of Earl Industries

29 June 2012

Robert McCabe The Virginian-Pilot Portsmouth, VA, 29 June 2012 General Dynamics Corp. is talking with Portsmouth-based Earl Industries LLC about acquiring three of its business units, including its two ship-repair…

Earl looks for a niche with its new invention

26 March 2010

Michael Schwartz Inside Business Portsmouth, VA, 26 March 2010 Portsmouth-based ship repair and technology firm Earl Industries has a new invention it hopes will help it corner a market as…

This shipyard owner has more on his mind than boats

22 July 2007

Jon W. Glass The Virginian-Pilot Portsmouth, VA, 22 July 2007 Shipyard owner Jerry Miller has a growing list of products and customers that has little to do with ships. That…