The Fairbanks Company

The history of The Fairbanks Company in Rome, Georgia began in 1887 when the Standard Scale Manufacturing Company was acquired and moved to Rome. Scales were produced here until 1916 when the scale manufacturing was moved back to Fairbanks-Morse and the Toledo Wheelbarrow company was acquired and moved to Rome to become a part of Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Company has been a manufacturer of industrial material handling products in Rome since that time.


The operation in Rome encompasses nine acres, with over 200,000 square feet under roof. The company uses modern processing technologies including robotic welding and electrostatic powder coating. Fairbanks also has precision stamping and forming equipment as well as its own hot and cold forging equipment for securing caster King-pin assemblies. Wood products are manufactured by CNC to assure accuracy and consistent quality. Steam-bent handles are produced on site to assure complete quality control.


The Fairbanks Company has been known for producing quality products for over a century.