In 1922, the Fairfax District was created to bring Industry to the Midwest Region. With it’s ease in access of rail, road and waterway, the District quickly became a booming hub of Industry from the beginning businesses flocked to our District. During the War time efforts, Fairfax District became an attractive site for building B-25 bombers and Darby boats. Today, the District makes 85% of the world’s Cheez-Its and the largest manufacturer of insulation.
The Fairfax District didn’t get where it is today without hardship from flooding, in the 1950’s, high water events in the 1990’s and a pandemic in the early 2020’s.
Today there are over 130 companies in Fairfax. Enjoy watching this 10 minute video Celebrating 100 Years of Fairfax!
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