DEXTER - Fay and Scott Co., established in 1881 (incorporated 1900) in Dexter, began as a family-run manufacturer of simple, plain-turning Pattern Maker's Lathes, as well as a limited range of rather extraordinary sliding-bed lathes and "special machinery of all kinds."
Fay and Scott had a long-standing reputation as fine engineers, who did things the old-fashioned way. During the period through World War II, production of military ordinance brought employment to a peak.
Manufacturing facilities were increased when Whitin bought Fay and Scott Co. in 1947. This plant was reorganized as its subsidiary, called Fayscott Corp. In 1986 White Consolidated Industries decided to end its operation of machine tool manufacturing, and the company was sold to local owners who operated the company until its sale again in 2001, when it became Fayscott, LLC.
The new owners were unsuccessful in keeping the operation viable and it was permanently closed in May of 2003.
Former employees of Fayscott are planning a reunion to be held on Sunday, October 17th, from 1 to 4 PM at the VFW Hall on Cedar Street in Dexter. This will be a potluck affair and there is no cost to attend.
For more information please call Art Jette at 277-3518.
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