A Brief History
FMI was founded as Fragrance Manufacturing, Inc. in 1992 by Kevin Rhodes in a 10,000 square foot facility in Easton, PA. Prior to founding FMI, Kevin worked for Procter & Gamble’s manufacturing plants in Staten Island, NY and Avenel, NJ. Based on Kevin’s experience at P&G’s Avenel Perfume plant, FMI’s original focus was providing contract manufacturing services to the industrial fragrance industry.
In late 1995, a customer asked FMI to fill bottles with massage oil. The customer was having trouble finding a reliable, high quality source to fill a small quantity of bottles (1,000 units of four fragrances). Even though we did not have any bottle filling equipment at the time, the customer knew that if we made a commitment to do the job, she would receive the bottles on time. FMI accepted the order, filled, labeled, and packed the bottles by hand and shipped them back to the customer within 10 days. The customer was amazed and asked us if we could make shampoos and lotions for her company. This was the beginning of what is now our focus – manufacturing and filling a wide range of products in containers from 0.5 ml to 1 gallon.
Associations and Affiliations
Toys for Tots
FMI participates annually in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. We collect new toys before the holiday season and donate them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the surrounding community.
Roses for Autism
FMI has been a partner with the Non-profit organization Roses for Autism which helps to create employment opportunities for adults with autism. FMI has assisted Roses for Autism manufacture their new fragrance.
CCOF Organic Certification
The certification states that we have met the National Organic Standards established by the USDA. Our certification became active in May of 2015.
Small Business Impact Award 2015
This Impact Award was given to FMI for its outstanding commitment for its growth, mission, and impact in the community.
FMI now operates in a recently renovated and thoroughly modern 130,000 square foot facility in Allentown, PA, where it has been located since July 2012. Features include an inviting office space, a 5,000 square foot quality control lab, 11 shipping and receiving docks, energy-efficient utilities, secure access control, and plenty of room for expansion.