Mike Fey, shares a bit of history and what drives Fey Industries


"My grandfather had a print shop in the basement of his house. He was approached to buy a RF heat sealing business. He bought the equipment and started the new business in 1965, which made vinyl products via RF heat sealing.  A couple of years later we became part of Specialty Advertising Association International (SAAI) which was the prior name of PPAI. Through the years we have grown organically and through acquisitions which include: Reflectix, Mi Line (Molenaar) and Magna-Tel.  

 

Fey Industries is blessed to have a high number of dedicated, long-term team members.  We have a prestigious group called Club Twenty-Feyve which are team members who have been with us for 25 years or more. We have an amazing group of people that deliver a hard work ethic and kindness of a small, midwestern town.

 

Stated simply Fey wants to create positive, lasting impressions on people with relevant, practical solutions. Elaborating on that it’s about staying relevant in an ever-changing world.  Providing meaningful work to our team members who lift each other up through encouraging family values so each person can achieve their God-given potential. 

 

It’s about helping team members find fulfillment and being a bright light in this (oftentimes) dark world. It’s also about living out and affirming our company values of accountability, continuous improvement & innovation, integrity, sense of urgency and stewardship, 

 

Our core values are part of what we call “Fey Playbook”.  I am a big football fan and I believe there are a lot of similarities between a successful business and a successful sports team.  Thus, who we are, where we are going, how we are going to get there are rolled up into Fey Playbook. We have five core values which are listed here.  The key is in how one elaborates on the value. For example, within accountability one of our bullet point descriptors is “We hold ourselves to a higher standard than anyone else expects” and another descriptor is “We are accountable for our words, actions, inactions, and results”
 

•    Accountability
•    Continuous Improvement and Innovation
•    Integrity
•    Sense of Urgency
•    Stewardship


We introduced Fey Playbook as part of our 50th anniversary.  At that time, it was about our purpose, vision and the values.  Now we are in the process of implementing a more robust version of Fey Playbook.  We are working on shared beliefs and from there consistent and coordinated actions whereby we improve the customer experience.  


Stewardship is one of our core values.  It is important to me as we are a third-generation family business and it is about being a steward of what the first two generations have created, sacrificed and built.  It’s about all the people over our first 52 years who have contributed to the success of the company.When you step back and think of all of the current and previous people who have shared their lives with us, it is humbling.  

 

Add in my Christian faith, my life verse (John 15), my desire to be a servant leader; and the result is a passion to plant seeds, till the soil and provide nourishment so that God can reap a bountiful harvest; whereby me and my fellow team members will get to enjoy eternity together in Heaven.


In May 2017 we obtained Quality Certification Alliance Accreditation.  Our decision to pursue QCA accreditation fit with who we are as a company and it reflects our core values of stewardship, accountability, and continuous improvement.  

 

It is a common thread for us as QCA Accreditation enables additional peace of mind for our customers, while helping our third-generation family business, to continually be relevant in the marketplace."

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