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Company Overview

From humble beginnings as a one man residential plumbing contractor in Sylvan Lake, MI in 1956, FM Sylvan has evolved into a market-leading, trusted industrial services contractor to Fortune 100 and government customers throughout North America. The FM Sylvan story is rich and varied. Regardless of project scope or economic landscape, some important values have guided us throughout our history, and remain important guideposts as we expand and grow in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Most important is our enduring commitment to quality service, on-time and within budget delivery, and strong financial management.  These three principles inform every project - whether that project was a $5.25 plumbing project in 1956, or a multi-million dollar pipe installation and fabrication project, delivered in concert with a leading general contractor today. FM Sylvan's business has been built on a foundation of customer success, resting on the belief that sequential, incremental and sustainable growth is predicated on a high rate of repeat business. When it came time to expand beyond a regional Michigan-based operation, we followed our customers into new markets, and evolved our capabilities to meet their needs.

Today, FM Sylvan has completed project work in 36 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Yet despite this growth, we have maintained the culture that allowed the company to grow by cultivating and fostering superior customer relationships. By continuously refining our services, developing the industry's most stringent safety program, embracing the latest quality standards and best practices, and maintaining a strong financial backbone, FM Sylvan has achieved a position as the leading industrial services contractor in the markets we serve.

The following "at a glance" summary provides a quick glimpse of who we are, what we do, who we do it for, and what makes us unique:

Key Distinctions

  • 80% repeat business rate
  • Fortune 100 customer base
  • Focus on industrial pipe
  • 3 dedicated fabrication facilities
  • Historically low EMR
  • Expert project management
  • Dedicated safety program comprised of agile safety practices easily adapted to unique project and client requirements
  • Strong financial management
  • Commitment to quality
  • On-time, within-budget delivery
  • ASME Certified S & PP Stamps as well as a National Board Certified R Stamp

Key Services

Industries

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Packaged Goods/Food and Beverage
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical

Quality Processes/Certifications
ASME Authorizations, TQM, Ford Q1, GM Award for Excellence in Vendor Performance

Labor Relations
FM Sylvan maintains strong relationships with local unions in all major areas of operations - including the 36 U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. FM Sylvan maintains relationships with multiple plumber pipefitter boilermaker, insulator, and iron worker local chapters.

Founded:

1956 by Jim Morrissey

Ownership:

Private

Bonding Capacity:

$40 million through Zurich

Area of Operations:

Primary areaa include the Northern, Southern and Midwestern United States, in addition to Southwestern Ontario; Delivery capability throughout North America

Locations:

United States
New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee

Canada
Ontario

Leadership:

James P. Frees
Chairman and Managing Partner

Robert H. Metz
President & Chief Executive Officer

EMR:

2015 .78
2014 .673
2013 .80

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