September 01, 2015 07:00 ET

FELLFAB® Announces the Strategic Acquisition of the Assets of Custom Products, Inc. & CPI-Aero Services, LLC, Both Currently Located in Mooresville, North Carolina

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 1, 2015) - FELLFAB® announced today it has completed the transaction for the acquisition of the assets of aerospace interior products company, Customs Products, Inc. (CPI) as well as its interior refurbishing services, CPI-Aero Services, LLC.

The acquisition will allow FELLFAB®, a North American leader in the fabrication of interior soft good products for the aerospace, rail, and industrial markets, to expand its capabilities and services and to expand its customer base. Custom Products, Inc. will continue to operate out of its Mooresville, NC location.

FELLFAB® will now have the capability, through its affiliated companies, to perform FAA testing and certification, as well as offering a host of interior foam solutions to its customers.

The CPI-Aero Services, LLC acquisition is a natural fit and will also enable the combined entity to serve larger volumes of inventory management and refurbishment services.

Merging these capabilities with FELLFAB®'s core competencies in manufacturing and design excellence will open new market opportunities and is a truly sound strategy for both companies. "Custom Products, Inc. is a respected name in our industry and we are proud to be affiliated," said FELLFAB® President, Eric Taylor. The high quality products and services previously manufactured and rendered by CPI, will still be readily available after this acquisition under the same high standards of manufacture and service previously performed by CPI, but now by the expanded FELLFAB® family of companies.

"The next few months will pave the path to a new beginning for former CPI employees. United by a common business culture, the transaction offers a very bright future for all concerned," said Dave McKnight, CPI President.

The acquisition makes FELLFAB® the North American forerunner in the Aviation Softs goods market.


FELLFAB® is a 63 year old privately owned company headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The company also operates 2 US manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas. With over 400 employees, FELLFAB® is on the leading edge of soft goods fabrication, lamination, embroidery, and advanced stitching technology. The company provides its customers with a variety of engineered soft good solutions to the Transportation (Aviation and Rail), Military, and Industrial Markets. Products include seating, carpeting, and curtains to the Transportation Market, tactical load carriage and sleep systems to the Military Market, and a multitude of textile products and coverings for the Industrial Market. For more information about FELLFAB® please visit www.fellfab.com.

About Custom Products, Inc.

For 41 years Custom Products, Inc. has provided the aerospace industry turnkey services in engineering design, prototyping, certification, and lean manufacturing. The company offering includes certified fire blocked seat cushions, TSO flotation cushions, upholstery/dress covers, raw foam cushions, FAA testing, and complete repair and overhaul services. For more information on Custom Products Inc. please visit www.custprodinc.com.

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