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. Tickets will go on sale on 9/1/19. Click here for details.



Festival Sponsorships are Now Available

Platinum Sponsorship
Company Platinum Tent, Commemorative Plaque and event / site promotion. 20 tickets
  • $1,000
Limited Sponsorship
Company name on the Event Tent. Event & website promotion & 10 tickets
  • $750
Gold Sponsorship
Company name on the Gold Banner, event & website promotion and 10 tickets
  • $500
Silver Sponsorship
Company name on the Silver Banner, event & website promotion and 5 tickets
  • $250
Bronze Sponsorship
Company name on the Bronze Banner, event & website promotion and 1 ticket.
  • $100


Special Thanks to our 2019 Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:

  • BlackJack Tire Supplies
  • Citizens Bank and Trust
  • Suteco Trucking
  • Union Pacific

Package includes your own Company Platinum Tent on Platinum Row the day of the event for your business to promote itself, company name and logo on the Fairfax Platinum Banner and *20 tickets. Platinum Sponsors will also receive a commemorative plaque recognizing their sponsorship, any recognition on all advertising, several mentions in announcements during the event, and a place on the commemorative 2019 Fairfax Festival poster handed out to all participants.

*All tickets are valued at $40 which includes: 1 admission, food, drinks and 1 raffle ticket.

Click here to learn more about Platinum Sponsorship

Thank you to our Limited Sponsors:

  • Limited Food: Baader-Linco, Inc.
  • Bank of Labor
  • Limited Lawn Game Tourney: BlackJack Tire Supplies
  • Limited Band: Certain-Teed Corp
  • Limited Car: GM
  • Limited Beer and Wine: Lippert Mechanical
  • Limited Photo Booth: CJ Industries

Package includes one of the Event Tents named after your company the day of the festival, company name and logo on the Fairfax Limited Banner and *10 tickets. Limited Sponsors will also receive recognition on all advertising, several mentions in announcements during the event and a place on the commemorative 2019 Fairfax Festival poster handed out to all participants.

*All tickets are valued at $40 which includes: 1 admission, food, drinks and 1 raffle ticket.

Click here to learn more about Limited Sponsorship

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

  • Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Argosy Casino
  • BPU
  • Central Solutions
  • Cintas
  • Country Club Bank
  • Ergon Armor
  • Fairfax Drainage District
  • Kansas Gas
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Kraft Tank
  • Mark One Electric
  • Reardon Pallet
  • Sunbelt Rentals

Package includes company name and logo on the Fairfax Gold Banner and *10 tickets. Gold Sponsors will also receive recognition on all advertising, several mentions in announcements during the event, and a place on the commemorative 2019 Fairfax Festival poster handed out to all participants. *Each ticket valued at $40 includes entrance to festival, 2 beer/wine tickets, unlimited food/water and 1 raffle ticket.
Click here to learn more about Gold sponsorship.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:

  • CE Distribution
  • First National Bank
  • IHD
  • Industrial Lumber
  • Johnson County Community College
  • KC Abrasive
  • KCK Chamber of Commerce
  • McCray Lumber and Millwork
  • Neff Packaging Systems
  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • United Way
  • Westpro Construction Solutions
  • Wyandotte Economic Development

Package includes company name on the Fairfax Silver Banner and *5 tickets. Silver Sponsors will also receive recognition on all advertising and several mentions in announcements during the event, as well as promotion on the FIA website. *Each ticket valued at $40 includes entrance to festival, 2 beer/wine tickets, unlimited food/water and 1 raffle ticket.
Click here to learn more about a Silver Sponsorship.

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors:

  • Abovo
  • Alpha-Omega Geotech
  • American Equipment Co.
  • Design Mechanical, Inc.
  • Universal Construction Company, Inc.

Package includes company name on the Fairfax Bronze Banner & 1 ticket. Click here to learn more about a Bronze Sponsorship.

 


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