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Who We Are

Fairlead is a veteran-owned small business supplier of integrated electrical and control systems, large-scale mechanical fabrications and structures, precision machined metal components and subsystems, and advanced mobile containerized products.

Fairlead’s products are part of mission critical systems in the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ford-class aircraft carriers, Virginia and Columbia-class submarines, all classes of surface combatants and amphibious ships including Arleigh Burke Class DDGs, San Antonio Class LPDs, LHA-8, and the Littoral Combat Ship class, and many classes of support and Auxiliary ships of the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Additionally, Fairlead provides repair and maintenance services to small boats and vessels through its ship repair facility in Newport News, Virginia. Fairlead provides Down River services to the entire U.S. Navy and Auxiliary Fleet. Fairlead is headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia, with other facilities in Portsmouth and Newport News.

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Integration

Fairlead designs, builds and qualifies integrated electro/mechanical products and subsystems for military and industrial applications. Fairlead provides superior machining, fabrication and assembly capabilities.

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Ship Repair

Fairlead 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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Structures

Fairlead acquired the 12.5-acre site of the former Ocean Marine and Yacht Center in Portsmouth, VA on August 8, 2019. The new facility is officially branded Fairlead Structures and will be used to support the marine industrial base for both our commercial and government customers.

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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 Announces Organizational Changes

Two divisions of Fairlead, Fairlead Integrated Power & Controls (FIPC) and Fairlead Precision Manufacturing & Integration (FPMI), merged to one company simply called Fairlead, a division of Fairlead Integrated, effective 1 January 2018.

2019

Acquired 12.5-acre site of former Ocean Marine and Yacht Center

"We are extremely excited about our newest waterfront expansion because it includes such an impressive yard with some of the finest facilities on the East Coast,” says Fred Pasquine, President of Fairlead Integrated.