Marine Fenders International, Inc. is a privately-owned company located in Southern California with its main headquarters in Wilmington, near the Port of Los Angeles. It has the latest most advanced technology in manufacturing. It has worked around the world in the marine industry for government, military and commercial sectors.
Its highly experienced founder, CEO, and staff have been on the cutting edge of fendering and polymer technology for decades. Marine Fenders International, Inc. specializes in the design and construction of floating foam filled fenders, donut fenders, buoys, high performance urethane products, and elastomers. It exclusively manufactures the top-rated and highly regarded Ocean Guard™, Ocean Cushion™, and Ocean Barrier™. Our product production and manufacturing is cutting edge, yielding only top quality products to last. Our fendering products also meet the US Navy and US Coast Guard rigid specifications. Our highly regarded staff has co-authored significant portions of the US military and commercial specifications.
Marine Fenders International, Inc. experienced engineers and staff not only sell to worldwide ports and military installations but also assist customers in designing and solving their fendering requirements for the world’s harshest environments. Customers looking for quality, performance, value, experience, and technology look to Marine Fenders International, Inc. for their marine manufacturing needs. Our staff, service, facilities and products are all “ENGINEERED FOR EXCELLENCE”.
Marine Fenders International prides itself in manufacturing the highest quality marine fender to the latest technology. Testing and inspection of our marine fenders and their components insure that our fenders will provide the reliability and service needed to meet today’s demanding marine environments. Additionally, our fender testing ensures our marine fendering products meet the latest US Government and Commercial specifications.
Marine Fenders International’s marine fenders are tested at independent testing laboratories to the latest US Navy, US Coast Guard, and ASTM specifications.
Our fenders are manufactured and inspected in accordance with the US Government’s quality specifications and requirements. Independent inspection certifications are available upon request from ABS, BUREAU VERITAS, DNV, LLOYDS, and others.
Marine Fenders International, Inc. is on the cutting edge of marine fendering and buoyancy system technologies. As a driving force in the marine industry, Marine Fenders International’s advancements in polyurethane elastomers, critical components in any composite buoy or fender system, are unparalleled in strength and durability. MFI’s staff has over 30 years of experience in the marine and polyurethane industries, which challenges the competition to keep up with our ever-increasing standards of excellence through relentless research and technological innovation and application. Byproducts of MFI’s experience are the efficient manufacturing processes and facility. These have been designed to provide the highest quality yet lowest cost products in the world. Additionally, our mechanical and chemical engineering staff’s Research and Development programs constantly reevaluate these processes through constant and critical analysis. New products and designs are continuously being developed to meet today’s changing marine industrial needs. Marine Fenders International, Inc. is a member of the American Standard and Testing Methods (ASTM) Fendering Task Group which is responsible for authoring the next generation of marine fendering specification. The ASTM organization has recognized the value of MFI’s experience and highly regard its opinion as these standards are being established.
A Message from Jerry Thermos, President, Marine Fenders International, Inc.
Like many businesses today, Marine Fenders International, Inc faces many challenges in our marine fender, buoy, and other marine products businesses from competition, rapidly changing energy and raw material costs, transportation costs, and environmental regulations.
Our company is growing stronger, our business volumes are drastically increasing year over year, and we are poised to flourish. We have learned a lot about ourselves, the loyalty of our distributors and customers, and our abilities to overcome obstacles. Last year, we began to reflect on the underlying values that have served us well, formed the foundation of our recent success, and could be our guiding principles for our future actions.
We have always wanted to “do the right thing” but wanting and doing are two different things. It takes resolve and commitment and reinforcement to live up to values. So, we embarked on an ethics initiative to make Marine Fenders International the kind of organization that supports our employees as they put their values in action—encouraging them to openly discuss ethical issues and backing them when the right thing to do is not easy to do.
We have formalized our values, created a code of conduct, conducted formal training sessions, sought feedback and discussion from everyone within Marine Fenders International, and have involved many of our agents, and distributors. We want them to buy into our focus on “doing the right thing,” support our efforts, and act consistently with our shared values.
We understand that this is not a one-shot deal, and will require ongoing attention, training, and experience. Our goal is to continually improve our actions—ethics is what you do, not just what you say– and our reputation for being a highly ethical organization. I invite all of Marine Fenders International’s stakeholders—internal and external– to participate and, most importantly, to give us feedback on how we are doing!
“We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly”
Aristotle 384 B.C.-322 B.C. / Greek Philosopher and Scientist, Student of Plato and the Teacher of Alexander the Great