Fairystone Fabrics, Inc. of Glen Raven, NC was named Alamance Community College’s 2017 Business Partner of the Year for its outstanding support to students and graduates. The announcement was made during the annual Public Officials’ Breakfast at the College on Dec. 6.
In its 49th year of business, Fairystone Fabrics, Inc. has grown stronger in a textile industry that has undergone tremendous loss, stress and competition. As an award-winning fabric manufacturer, Fairystone supplies the automobile industry and military as well as specialty apparel, industrial filtrations, home furnishings, gaming tables, embellishment apparel, banners and flags for hotels and tradeshows.
To qualify for this award, a business partner must support the College in the following: Number and quality of volunteers provided to ACC; opportunities provided by the business for current ACC students such as co-ops and clinical sites; number of ACC graduates hired annually by the business annually; and level of philanthropic support of the ACC Foundation and ACC.
Fairystone Fabrics, Inc. has fulfilled the criteria of the award with the following:
The final selection for this award was determined by a committee comprised of two members of the ACC Board of Trustees and two members of the ACC Foundation Board of Directors.
Prior winners of the Business Partner of the Year Award:
LabCorp and ARMC (tie), 2006
Duke Energy, 2007
Kernodle Clinic, 2008
Chandler Concrete Company, Inc., 2009
Honda Power Equipment, 2010
Twin Lakes Retirement Community, 2011
Glen Raven Inc., 2012
County of Alamance, 2013
Pro Feet Inc., 2014
Color Landscapes, GKN Driveline, & Sandvik Machining Solutions, 2015
Carolina Biological Supply, 2016