December 2016 60 YEAR CELEBRATION
FAPS, Inc. enters its 60th year in Port Newark having relocated from a shop in New York to Port Newark in 1956 establishing the industry’s first full service automobile port processing company.
December 2016 – NCC Partners With City To Train Jobseekers For Positions At Port Newark “New Community’s Ford Automotive Training Program values the partnership with FAPS, Inc.,” said Rodney Brutton, director of the Workforce Development Center. “New Community, FAPS, Inc., and the City of Newark share a common goal of providing well-paying opportunities that offer career pathways, excellent benefits packages and room for growth.” Read Article
November 2015 Ford Edge to Europe
FORD MOTOR COMPANY choses FAPS, Inc. for its North America Port to launch a new trade lane for export automobiles destined to Europe. Over 26,000 specially equipped FORD Edges built in North America and tailored to European tastes will be processed over this year and sent to 28 countries in the EU.
For FAPS this award is important to our industry as we will add (3) three vessel calls per month in response to this trade lane. We will realize increased rail deliveries, services and the added jobs this brings to our Port Community and Region.
We are proud to play a part in what will truly be a success market for FORD Motor Company.
April 2014 Dear Customer & Colleague
Please join us in congratulating Gary Love on his prestigious appointment by US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to the US Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). We here at FAPS are well aware of the hard work and dedication Gary has demonstrated to the industry over the years and it is with great honor and pride that his accomplishments have been recognized by his peers locally and in Washington D.C.
We are confident that during his interaction with MTSNAC, Gary’s passion for improvements, strong advocacy for our automotive industry and continued responsibility at FAPS, Inc. will add value to your business relationship.
For your ease of reference; the following is the official link to the DOT.gov press release: https://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-transportation-secretary-foxx-names-new-members-maritime-industry-advisory-panel
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April 2014 Ford Motor Company Launches Transit Connects from Port Newark. The New Transit Connect from Spain has arrived at FAPS
April 2014. Mexico Trade Launch – Via Ocean Vessel Service Cosmos Ace from Nissan’s Mexico vehicle assembly plant production arriving the FAPS Auto Marine Terminal, Port Newark for strategic distribution into the largest sales demographic region.
Starting January 2014 Auto Incentive
The Port Authority of NY & NJ Port Commerce Department receives Board approval for an Auto Incentive to the Automotive Trade. We encouraged and supported this effort since its inception and applaud the Port Authority for seeing this to fruition. Details will follow directly from the PA to the Auto Manufacturers.
August 2013 FAPS most recent in a series of FORD Quality awards was certified through FORDS Quality Operating System. All standards have been obtained and benchmarked for the rest of the industry to follow. FAPS commits to ever improving quality throughout its entire operations.
June 2010 FAPS, Inc. is announcing that we have resolved the dispute with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Company by way of an April 25, 2016 consent decree. The Company is and will continue to be dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants that are approved by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. We will continue to sponsor minority recruitment community outreach programs as we have done over the last twenty years.
The terms of the Decree through the collaboration with EEOC preserves the rights of all potential applicants to seek employment with the Company by encouraging our potential work force to abide by all applicable federal and state recruitment standards. The Company will continue to make diligent and good faith efforts to recruit, sponsor and hire qualified African Americans by, among other things, continuing our fruitful relationship with trade schools that have furnished well qualified workers. We will also partner with the current City of Newark Administration to advance these goals.
We have also strengthened our training programs in order to ensure that fair hiring practices remain in place.
During the course of this lengthy law suit, we have engaged in a collaborative effort with the EEOC in order to ensure that the Company continues to flourish with a qualified work force that will serve the best interests of the Company now and in the future. We would hope that the Waterfront Commission will remove barriers to employing qualified African Americans who have had prior problems with the Criminal Justice System, in order to achieve a diverse workforce.
VEHICLE PROCESSING HITS ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH
After 49 years of providing port-processing services to the automotive industry, FAPS, Inc. (originally, Foreign Auto Preparation Services, Inc.) maintains its leadership position in both volume and quality vehicle preparation at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
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