Author, MIC Leader, President and CEO of M.A. Folkes Company, Inc. Michael A. Folkes, the company that bears his name, which he built from the ground up over 18 years ago. Often described as a talented and innovative entrepreneur, Michael is known for his unique ability to apply creative approaches to nearly every process or service. Through his MIC leadership approach, Michael consistently changes the status quo in improving productivity and efficiency for both customers and suppliers.
Early in his career, Michael never shied away from hard work. He was quickly recognized by his employers for his unique ability to identify growth opportunities and implement programs that increased productivity. With the encouragement and support of his professional colleagues, some of which have become long-standing clients, Michael started M. A. Folkes Company in April of 1997. His goal was to provide ingenious, value-added manufacturing, packaging and logistics services which would allow customers to focus on their core competencies.
Michael A. Folkes is highly visible and engaged in daily business operations. It is not surprising to see him lending a hand or offering guidance on a production line, or positioned behind the wheel of a fork lift helping move pallets before heading outside to inspect his fleet of vehicles. Michael understands that companies are only as strong as their leader. Today, M. A. Folkes is an ISO 9001 - 2008 certified business with three strategically established locations in the US. Michael's commitment to excellence and providing his customers with world-class customer service are the cornerstones of his success.
Michael is committed to giving back to his roots. In memory and honor of his grandfather Melbourne Folkes, Michael has officially established the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation in April 2014. The Foundation has started assisting students of the Mount Waddy Primary School in Friendship, St. Ann Jamaica, where Michael grew up. The Foundation also has other initiatives in the U.S. To learn more or contribute to Michael's philanthropic efforts visit the Foundation's website at mandmfoundation.org.
M. A. Folkes Company continues to develop with a series of new opportunities, real-time customer account information, highly refined delivery practices, customized pallet manufacturing, specialized packaging, warehousing, shipping services, asset recovery and reuse service.
M.A. Folkes is a certified Minority Business Enterprise with the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, a member of the Greater Cincinnati chamber of Commerce and has acquired national certification with the Small Business Administration.
The M. A. Folkes corporate Headquarters is located at 3095 McBride Court in Hamilton, Ohio, just North of Cincinnati.