Welcome to the Fairfax Industrial Association
Our association represents businesses in the Fairfax business district in Kansas City, KS.
FAIRFAX PROUD: Many do not know the historical significance of Fairfax. The Fairfax District is believed to be the first planned industrial district in the country and currently houses over 130 businesses, employs over 10,000 people and generates over $5.4 billion in annual sales. Business sizes range from very small, one- employee businesses, to large companies, employing more than 3,500 people. Many are world famous: the Fairfax Kellogg’s plant makes nearly 75% of all of the Cheez-Its, CertainTeed is the largest insulation manufacturing plant in the world, Owens Corning makes the famous Pink Panther insulation and The Fairfax General Motors Assembly Plant is the only plant making the Chevrolet Malibu. Between the 3 Pipe Line Companies (Magellan, Phillips & Exxon), 95% of the Kansas City metropolitan area’s supply for unleaded gasoline and diesel and 100% of the jet fuel comes out of Fairfax.
The Fairfax District embraces 2,000 acres in a central location of the Kansas City metro area. The district was founded in 1922. The Fairfax Industrial Association, FIA, was established in 1951. The FIA has a board of 12 members representing businesses within the Fairfax District. The FIA Executive Director reports to the FIA board and serves as the liaison between businesses, the FIA board and FIA partners through various platforms including FIA luncheons, newsletters, email blasts, public letters, website and one-on-one meetings.
FIA partners include the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, the KCK PD, the Board of Public Utilities, the Fairfax Drainage District, the Historic Midtown Northeast Association, the KCK Chamber, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Wyandotte Economic Development Council.
The FIA is supported through resident business memberships and associate memberships. The association works specifically to address the Fairfax business needs and betterment of the district.
2019 Fairfax Festival is 10.3.19
This year’s Fairfax Festival will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 between 3:30 and 8:30PM. Held at Kaw Point Park, this day will be packed with live music from the Zeros, a beer and wine garden, a raffle, historic boat rides on the Kaw River, a Lawn Game Tournament and re-enactment of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Priced at $5 each, tickets are on sale. Click here for details.
Food, drink and raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Beer and wine will be $3 each. There will be a variety of food at “festival” type pricing.
Boat ride tickets will be available a week before the festival and at the festival. We are waiting until we are closer to the event date to make sure river level is ok due to the flood issues this year.
Special Thanks to our 2019 Festival Sponsors
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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:
- BlackJack Tire Supplies
- Blue Hat Crane
- Citizens Bank and Trust
- EJ's Urban Eatery
- Kansas Speedway
- Midwest Sign
- Preferred Physical Therapy
- Sunbelt Rentals
- Suteco Trucking
- Union Pacific
Thank you to our Limited Sponsors:
- Baader-Linco, Inc.
- Bank of Labor
- BlackJack Tire Supplies
- Capital Electric
- Certain-Teed Corp
- CJ Industries
- GM Fairfax Assembly Plant
- Lippert Mechanical
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:
- Alfred Benesch & Company
- Argosy Casino
- Central Solutions
- Country Club Bank
- Fairfax Drainage District
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- Kansas Gas
- Kansas Speedway
- Kraft Tank
- Mark One Electric
- Print Time
- Reardon Pallet
- Reddi Services
- Republic Services
- Russell Hampton
- Unified Government of WyCO/KCK
Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:
- CE Distribution
- Excel Linen
- First National Bank
- Industrial Lumber
- Johnson County Community College
- Kansas Manufacturing Solutions
- KC Abrasive
- KCK Chamber of Commerce
- McCray Lumber and Millwork
- Nebraska Furniture Mart
- Neff Packaging Systems
- North Kansas City Hospital
- North Point Development
- Phoenix Metals
- United Way
- Westpro Construction Solutions
- Wyandotte Economic Development
Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors:
- Alpha-Omega Geotech
- American Equipment Co.
- Design Mechanical, Inc.
- Universal Construction Company, Inc.